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April 20, 2017
Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues
April 20, 2017 - 3:21pm
April 19, 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 Serviceplay button
Victims plea for Minn. transportation funding, Highway 23 Coalition seeks money to close the gaps
April 19, 2017 - 10:22pm
Beth Hodgman of West Concord, Minn., on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, urges Minnesota leaders to come up with a transportation funding plan to make U.S. 14 safe. She stands behind traffic cones representing traffic deaths; her husband was one of the fataliities. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Widow of accident victim makes last-minute plea for Minn. transportation funding
April 19, 2017 - 6:05pm
April 18, 2017
Rice Memorial Hospital stayed in the black last year, earning a net margin of $1.7 million on $108.2 million in total revenue. The municipal hospital ended the year with $36 million in net assets and capital. (Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo)
Willmar's Rice Hospital shows profit for 2016
April 18, 2017 - 5:10am
April 14, 2017
Amtrak's Empire Builder train makes a stop in Fargo on its way from Chicago to Seattle. File photo.
If Trump's budget passes, Amtrak service could end in ND, MN
April 14, 2017 - 10:25pm
The Minnesota Capitol building normally is busy this time of year, but on Friday, April 14, 2017, throngs of lobbyists, lawmakers and special interest groups were gone, leaving this view of a normally full meeting room in the foreground and cafe in the background. The Legislature returns from its Passover-Easter break Tuesday, April 18. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Administration argues money during legislative break
April 14, 2017 - 1:46pm
April 8, 2017
Deep into session, Minn. legislators look for starting line
April 8, 2017 - 2:45pm
March 29, 2017
Low bids for two separate financial tools that will fund installation of a new outdoor track and artificial turf for the football field were approved Monday by the New London-Spicer School Board.
NLS approves funding for track and field projects
March 29, 2017 - 5:08am
March 28, 2017
Subsidy cuts could mean 'death spiral' for small airports in upper Midwest
March 28, 2017 - 8:46pm
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said he would veto Republican House bills for education finance that don't include an additional $100 million for voluntary preschool opportunities. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service
Early-childhood education money in dispute
March 28, 2017 - 6:17pm
March 24, 2017
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton discusses the state budget for 2018-2019. He wants to increase funding in areas such as early childhood. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
March 24, 2017 - 4:05pm
Rep. Rod Hamilton, Minnesota House agriculture chairman, proposed a agriculture funding bill that would replace Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed $1 million pollinator protection account for the Department of Agriculture to with $500,000 for University of Minnesota pollinator research. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service
Agriculture funding bills prioritize new Minnesota crops
March 24, 2017 - 2:34pm
March 20, 2017
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt points to a chart showing House Republican budget plans on Monday, March 20, 2107. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. GOP proposes $1.35 billion in tax cuts as budget debate nears
March 20, 2017 - 5:14pm
March 19, 2017
Tracy Claeys, then head coach of the Minnesota Gophers football team, looks on during the third quarter of the Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego on Dec. 27, 2016. Claeys and his staff were fired following the game, causing a budget hole for U Athletics. Jake Roth / USA TODAY Sports
Big TV deal for Gopher sports won't help University of Minnesota academics
March 19, 2017 - 5:20pm
March 16, 2017
Rep. Peterson: Ag cuts in Trump budget harmful for rural communities
March 16, 2017 - 2:16pm
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