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May 24, 2017
Minnesota House members visit senators on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. In front, Rep. Jason Metsa of Virginia leans over to talk to Sen. David Tomassoni while Rep. Dean Urdahl of Grove City chats with Sen. David Senjem of Rochester. Don Davis / Forum News Service
$1 billion, bipartisan Minnesota bonding bill for mostly construction projects ready to go
May 24, 2017 - 6:34pm
May 16, 2017
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt, left, and Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka brief reporters Tuesday, May 16, 2017, on the status of state budget negotiations. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota budget still undone, but leaders report progress as deadline nears
May 16, 2017 - 7:03pm
May 15, 2017
Minnesota Sens. Carla Nelson of Rochester and Bruce Anderson of Buffalo talk during a Senate session Monday, May 15, 2017. Nelson returned to the Senate Monday after spending days with her ailing father. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota House OKs increased female genital mutilation penalties
May 15, 2017 - 8:20pm
May 1, 2017
Minnesota Rep. Dean Urdahl of Grove City talks about a public works funding bill on Monday, May 1, 2017. He called the $600 million measure a "starting point." Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmakers move on budget, House shows bonding bill
May 1, 2017 - 6:31pm
April 21, 2017
More than 400 traffic cones, each representing a 2016 traffic death, sit in front of Wright County Sheriff Joe Haggerty on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, as he speaks to a gathering encourging Minnesota leaders to reach a deal on a transportation funding plan. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Transportation funding may be on the move
April 21, 2017 - 3:12pm
February 15, 2017
Crews work Wednesday on the first story and he second story of the newly named Lakeland Elementary School in southeast Willmar. After some delays, construction managers will try to phase the remaining work so that the classroom wing of the school on Lakeland Avenue can open on time in August.  (Briana Sanchez / Tribune)
Willmar students help decide name of new school: Lakeland Elementary
February 15, 2017 - 10:01pm
January 26, 2017
Commissioner of Human Services Emily Piper answers questions Wednesday about the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services facility in Willmar. Gov. Mark Dayton in his budget proposal included $7.5 million to build a new children’s psychiatric hospital in Willmar. (Briana Sanchez / Tribune)play button
Proposal in the works for new child and teen psychiatric facility in Willmar
January 26, 2017 - 6:05am
January 20, 2017
TOM CHERVENY | TRIBUNE 
State Representative Chris Swedzinski, R-District 16A, makes a point Friday during a town hall meeting co-hosted with State Senator Gary Dahms, R-District 16, in Granite Falls.
District 16 legislators hopeful for bonding, transportation
January 20, 2017 - 10:17pm
January 4, 2017
Dayton proposes $1.5 billion bonding bill for Minnesota public works projects
January 4, 2017 - 11:44pm
The Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services building is shown Jan. 4 on the MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar. Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposed bonding bill includes $7.5 million to build a new 16-bed facility to replace this one.

Briana Sanchez / Tribune
Dayton bonding includes youth psychiatric hospital in Willmar
January 4, 2017 - 11:35pm
December 26, 2016
Minnesota Senate minority leader-elect Tom Bakk makes a point during the Forum News Service-sponsored pre-session briefing Dec. 19 in St. Paul. Pictured on the right is Senate majority leader-elect Paul Gazelka. (Forum News Service photo by Chad Richardson)
Don't bet on big 2017 Minnesota bonding bill
December 26, 2016 - 8:01pm
December 15, 2016
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says on Thursday, Dec. 15, that Republicans have until noon Friday to agree to a health care premium assistance package to come up during a special session next week. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Legislature: Health insurance aid might still arrive
December 15, 2016 - 5:54pm
June 11, 2016
Willmar School Board to officially break ground for new school Monday
June 11, 2016 - 12:07am
June 8, 2016
A young fan greets Gov. Mark Dayton Wednesday in Rochester during a statewide tour. (DON DAVIS | FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Dayton starts public works campaign
June 8, 2016 - 11:59pm
May 24, 2016
Editorial: Legislature fails to accomplish top goals
May 24, 2016 - 8:59am