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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, presented his first budget proposal, which included a gas tax hike and more funding for schools. Dana Ferguson / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Here's a quick look at what's in Gov. Tim Walz's first budget request
February 19, 2019 - 5:41pm
February 12, 2019
Pat McKone of the American Lung Association, left, holds up a device used to vape Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, as she describes the increasing rates of nicotine addiction among Minnesota teens. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmakers advance bill boosting age to buy tobacco to 21
February 12, 2019 - 5:30pm
February 11, 2019
House Speaker Melissa Hortman, left, Gov. Tim Walz, center, and Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, right, introduce new deadlines for finance bills at the Capitol on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.
Minnesota governor, legislative leaders set deadlines to finish nearly $50 billion budget
February 11, 2019 - 12:22pm
February 8, 2019
Lawmakers returned to the Minnesota State Capitol Jan. 8, 2019, for the reconvening of the Legislature. Michael Brun / Forum News Service
Minnesota notebook: GOP picks up Senate seat, gas tax fight gets tougher this week at the Capitol
February 8, 2019 - 12:19pm
February 5, 2019
Rep. Jamie Long, DFL-Minneapolis, along with members of a coalition of climate activists told reporters on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, about a proposal to transition Minnesota to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. Dana Ferguson / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Climate change activists carry clean energy push to Minnesota Capitol
February 5, 2019 - 5:36pm
January 22, 2019
Danielle Wishard-Tudor on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, became emotional as she spoke with Minnesota lawmakers about her brother Jean Claude Paquier Wishard (pictured in photo) who died in a 2017 distracted driving crash. Dana Ferguson / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Hands-free driving bill takes first step forward in the Capitol
January 22, 2019 - 3:49pm
January 18, 2019

The electrolier illuminated the dome of the Minnesota State Capitol building on the first day of the 2019 legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Michael Longaecker / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Walz urges gun control vote, marijuana groups clash at Capitol in 2nd week of session
January 18, 2019 - 11:20am
January 15, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz and other state officials on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, told reporters about the impact of the partial federal government shutdown on the state budget and discussed plans for mitigating its impact. DANA FERGUSON / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Minnesota feels pinch of government shutdown, enters 'uncharted territory'
January 15, 2019 - 2:44pm
January 14, 2019
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Put the phone down: Minnesota lawmakers renew push for hands-free bill
January 14, 2019 - 6:21pm
January 9, 2019
Minnesota House Democrats on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, shared their first 10 legislative proposals for the legislative session. House Speaker Melissa Hortman, center, said the ideas came from months of discussion with Minnesotans. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Gun control, MinnesotaCare buy-in among Democrats' first legislative pushes
January 9, 2019 - 4:15pm
January 6, 2019
Karla Bigham
Viewpoint: The legislative session, get involved and participate
January 6, 2019 - 5:00am
November 20, 2018
Mark Dayton
Dayton to return to St. Paul, denies hiding extended hospitalization at Mayo
November 20, 2018 - 1:19pm
November 13, 2018
Karla Bigham
Column: Thank you, veterans
November 13, 2018 - 12:08pm
November 8, 2018
House Democrats elected Rep. Melissa Hortman to the position of Minnesota House Speaker Thursday, Nov. 8, in St. Paul.  Forum News Service photo
Minnesota Democrats pick new House Speaker
November 8, 2018 - 11:01pm
September 13, 2018
Karla Bigham
Column: New school year is new opportunity to talk safety
September 13, 2018 - 5:00am