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April 2, 2017
Hastings representatives met with legislators to express their concerns over a small cell wireless bill making its way through the Legislature. Pictured, from left, are Sen. Dan Schoen, councilmembers Tina Folch, Lori Braucks and Joe Balsanek, and City Administrator Melanie Mesko Lee. (Submitted photo)
Telecommunications bill causes concern for local officials
April 2, 2017 - 8:00am
April 1, 2017
Among issues being debating in the final month and a half of the 2017 Minnesota legislative session is how much to spend on mental health programs. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Health funding bills would cover lost federal mental health funding
April 1, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 31, 2017
Minnesota Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle listens to a question Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, as he helps introduced a transportation funding plan. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
State grants nearly $24 million to grow rural transit
March 31, 2017 - 8:59am
March 30, 2017
The Minnesota Senate Finance Committee meets Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Senate and House budget committees are wrapping up work on a two-year state budget. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service
Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
March 30, 2017 - 10:23am
March 29, 2017
Jerry Firkus, a Minnesota correctional office in Moose Lake, tells a union crowd in the Minnesota Capitol Tuesday, March 28, 2017, that the state should not put prisoners in a private prison. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Early-childhood education money in dispute
March 29, 2017 - 2:00pm
March 28, 2017
Chairrman Jeremy Miller of the Minnesota Senate jobs committee says on Monday, March, 27, 2017, that his committee's budget bill emphasizes private-pubilc parnerships to help the economy. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Economic aid in legislative spotlight
March 28, 2017 - 1:00pm
U.S. Rep. Tim Walz speaks to the 2016 Farmfest in southwestern Minnesota. On Monday, March 27, 2017, he announced he is running for goveronr. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Congressman Walz enters Minnesota governor race
March 28, 2017 - 9:06am
March 25, 2017
Larry Pogemiller, Minnesota higher education commissioner, testifies at a Senate higher education hearing on a funding bill he said falls well below the amount Gov. Mark Dayton's wants. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service
Higher education bills call for Minnesota State tuition freezes
March 25, 2017 - 1:00pm
March 23, 2017
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle tell reporters Wednesday, March 22, 2017, that quick action is needed to get more than $100 million in federal transportation funds. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. transportation funding debate enters third verse
March 23, 2017 - 9:05am
March 22, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Brainerd day care center license revoked after child found wandering; Dayton vetoes co-op bill
March 22, 2017 - 3:00pm
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Minnesota House Republicans detail $6 billion transportation plan
March 22, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 21, 2017
Andru Peters, center, and other veterans recite the Pledge of Allegiance during a Veterans Day on the Hill event at the State Capitol in St. Paul on Monday, March 20, 2017.  Veterans Day on the Hill is a day when Minnesota veterans of all eras gather to announce the 2017 legislative agendas for the 350,000 veterans in Minnesota.  Scott Takushi / Pioneer Press.
Minnesota tax bills seek reductions for veterans' spouses
March 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
Chairman Jim Knoblach of the Minnesota House Ways and Means Committee points to a chart showing House Republican budget plans on Monday, March 20, 2107. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. GOP proposes $1.35 billion in tax cuts
March 21, 2017 - 10:30am
March 20, 2017
Editorial: Lawmakers, don't be too quick to hit delete
March 20, 2017 - 8:00am
March 19, 2017
Dan Wilfond, right, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fisheries specialist at French River, prepares to measure a northern pike while doing a fisheries survey on Grand Lake north of Duluth in 2015. At left is Peter Nasby, a DNR fisheries intern. Forum News Servce file photo
Outdoor groups urge Minn. lawmakers to approve fee increases
March 19, 2017 - 12:00pm
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