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August 14, 2018
Governor candidate Tim Walz speaks to the June 2018 Minnesota Democratic convention. He was not endorsed then, but came out ahead in Tuesday's primary vote. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Walz, Johnson win governor primaries; to face off in fall
August 14, 2018 - 10:07pm
August 12, 2018
Editorial: Time to vote in the primary
August 12, 2018 - 7:00pm
August 10, 2018
Minnesota governor candidates and campaign staffers listen to Kent Thisse explain rules for a candidate forum at Farmfest on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Interest in Minnesota primary seems high
August 10, 2018 - 2:53pm
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson talks to the media in July of 2018. In August, a news website reported that some people in her office were pressured to help her campaign. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota Attorney General Swanson denies pressuring employees to work for campaign
August 10, 2018 - 2:22pm
August 3, 2018
Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson arrives at a Mankato Mnnesota governor candidate forum. Like other forums, he was the lone Republican attending before the Aug. 14, 2018, primary election. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota GOP governor candidates come with differences
August 3, 2018 - 3:40pm
July 27, 2018
The Minnesota Sex Offender Program facility at Moose Lake, Minn. Forum News Service file photo
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota struggles in dealing with sex offenders
July 27, 2018 - 10:32am
May 23, 2018
Gov. Mark Dayton. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton vetoes most legislative session work
May 23, 2018 - 4:38pm
Tony Jurgens
Viewpoint: Session should benefit SMART Center, Hastings Veterans Home
May 23, 2018 - 12:03pm
May 19, 2018
Editorial: Make a difference, make a statement -- run for office
May 19, 2018 - 7:49am
May 17, 2018
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton vetoes a tax bill on Thursday, May 17, 2018, as he said he would if legislators did not approve $138 million in school aid. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton vetoes tax bill over school funding, as promised
May 17, 2018 - 12:39pm
May 10, 2018
Three Democratic Minnesota state senators sit in the back of the state House chamber Thursday, May 10, 2018, during a vote for a University of Minnesota regent. From left are Kent Eken of Twin Valley, Jeff Hayden of Minneapolis and Erik Simonson of Duluth. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota Senate passes $20 million opioid bill
May 10, 2018 - 6:35pm
April 30, 2018
Minnesota House Tax Chairman Greg Davids of Preston argues in favor of his tax plan Monday, April 30, 2018. His plan passed, but must be merged with Senate and administration tax proposals. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. House passes its tax plan, Senate next
April 30, 2018 - 6:02pm
April 26, 2018
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt said on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, he is" hopeful " a deal can be reached at least to expand background checks before gun purchases. On Thursday, he said that he did not mean gun-control legislation will advance. (Don Davis / Forum News Service)
Daudt said he was misunderstood: Still opposes gun control
April 26, 2018 - 7:20pm
April 10, 2018
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Michele Fischbach, also the state Senate president, mug for the cameras Tuesday, March 13, 2018. They were in an elder care news conference together, one of the few times they have seen each other since Fischbach rose to the job a couple of months ago. She insisted upon remaining a senator, although Democrats say she cannot hold both positions. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Fishbach again sued for being senator, lieutenant governor
April 10, 2018 - 6:35pm
March 29, 2018
Minnesota state Sen. Mark Johnson of East Grand Forks on Thursday night, March 29, tells a Senate committee about legislation that would force some people who receive goverment-funded medical care to get jobs. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Deep divisions surface in Minnesota Senate over Medicaid work requirement
March 29, 2018 - 9:10pm