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December 7, 2011
Minnesota State Veterinarian Dr. Bill Hartmann explains on Wednesday that 58 cattle herds were destroyed when TB was found in a northwestern Minnesota cow. With him are, from left, Gov. Mark Dayton, Sen. Doug Magnus of Slayton and Rep. Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake. Photo by Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau
Cattle TB restrictions over, opening national markets
December 7, 2011 - 5:05pm
December 6, 2011
White Earth tribe proposes casino to keep Vikings in Minnesota
December 6, 2011 - 3:24pm
December 5, 2011
Judge puts brakes on day care union vote, for now
December 5, 2011 - 1:52pm
December 1, 2011
Minnesota State Economist Tom Stinson says on Thursday that a good outlook for the state budget must include warnings that an economic downturn could change the state's prospects. Watching is State Budget Director Margaret Kelly. Photo by Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau
Surplus leaves state leaders happy but concerned
December 1, 2011 - 5:25pm
State budget surplus comes with warnings
December 1, 2011 - 10:15am
November 28, 2011
Dakota County day-care provider Becky Swanson tells reporters Monday that she fears she could lose her voice with state officials if Minnesotans who provide child care in their homes are allowed to belong to unions. Photo by Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau
Some day-care providers fear they would lose say under unions
November 28, 2011 - 10:01am
November 21, 2011
Commissioner Josh Tilsen of the Minnesota Mediation Services Bureau tells a House committee Monday that he is following an executive order to administer an election asking day-care providers if they want to organize a union. He said he did not know what would happen if they voted to unionize. Photo by Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau
Child care unionization questions plentiful
November 21, 2011 - 12:53pm
November 20, 2011
Minnesota looks for Asian carp battle plan
November 20, 2011 - 8:05am
November 19, 2011
Ted the turkey got tired of sitting in a cage Friday in the corner of a busy governor's reception room, so he fled the coop to meet startled reporters and photographers during a news conference. Ted or another member of his Willmar flock, Ray, will be pardoned Wednesday by President Obama. Photo by Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau
Ted the turkey seeks spotlight at state send-off
November 19, 2011 - 12:10am
November 15, 2011
Sen. David Hann tells reporters at mid-day Monday that he and other Republicans plan to sue Gov. Mark Dayton over the Democrat's decision to hold a vote so day care providers can decide if they want to be unionized. Photo by Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau
Dayton orders day care union vote; GOP to sue
November 15, 2011 - 12:05pm
GOP proposes refunds to balance property tax increases
November 15, 2011 - 9:32am
November 9, 2011
State to offer veterans, elderly and disabled a 'trip planner' to services
November 9, 2011 - 2:51pm
November 3, 2011
Gov. Mark Dayton briefs reporters on a meeting he just held Wednesday with legislative leaders, a meeting that appeared to all but kill a special session to deal with a Vikings stadium. Photo by Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau
Vikings stadium special session plan derails
November 3, 2011 - 9:02am
November 2, 2011
Lawmakers seek to limit school levy votes
November 2, 2011 - 3:34pm
October 28, 2011
Gov. Mark Dayton tells reporters that a two-hour Friday meeting produced no agreements about building a new Vikings football stadium. With hm are House Speaker Kurt Zellers and Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch. Photo by Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau
Dayton, GOP leaders on Vikings stadium: 'Stay tuned'
October 28, 2011 - 12:18pm