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January 19, 2018
Commissioner Myron Frans of Minnesota Management and Budget announces a $1.5 billion public works proposal Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. With him is President Eric Kaler of the University of Minnesota. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Dayton lofts bonding hail Mary pass
January 19, 2018 - 2:43pm
January 17, 2018
Bemidji seeks state funding for proposed northern Minn. veterans home
January 17, 2018 - 11:01pm
Former Minnesota state representative John Persell asks a question on Wednesday during a meeting of the Minnesota Senate Capital Investment Committee at the Northwest Minnesota Foundation about the proposed Northern Minnesota Veterans Home. Jordan Shearer / Forum News Service
Bemidji seeks state funding for proposed northern Minn. veterans home
January 17, 2018 - 5:26pm
January 16, 2018
Interim Chancellor Devinder Malhotra of the Minnesota State college and university system says on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, that Gov. Mark Dayton's bonding proposal would be good for his 54 campuses around the state. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton statewide construction plan, local projects could top $2.3 billion
January 16, 2018 - 4:25pm
Commissioner Myron Frans of Minnesota Management and Budget announces a $1.5 billion public works proposal Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. With him is President Eric Kaler of the University of Minnesota. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton announced $1.5 billion construction proposal
January 16, 2018 - 12:31pm
January 9, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Minnesota state senators listen Monday to local requests for state bonding funds.
Bonding committee hears 'the ask': Willmar area officials request funds for roads, college maintenance projects
January 9, 2018 - 5:46am
January 5, 2018
The Minnesota Senate on May 1, 2017. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Special legislative election takes on statewide importance
January 5, 2018 - 2:38pm
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
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