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May 26, 2017
Minnesota state Sen. Bill Weber, facing camera, visits Rep. Joe Schomacker early Friday, May 26, 2017, in the waning hours of a special legislative session. Both are from Luverne. Don Davis / Forum News Service
UPDATE: Dayton to decide whether to OK spending plan by Tuesday
10 hours 32 min ago
May 25, 2017
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt lets Rep. Bob Dettmer of Forest Lake know his feelings about a bill during a special legislative session Thurday, May 25, 2017. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Biking trail dispute derails Minnesota Legislature's final budget work
May 25, 2017 - 9:12pm
Dionne: The wider Trump scandal
May 25, 2017 - 4:52am
May 24, 2017
Hundreds gathered in the Minnesota Capitol Wednesday, May 24, 2017, to urge Gov. Mark Dayton to veto bills funding the $46 billion state budget. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmakers plan to wrap up special session Thursday as hundreds protest
May 24, 2017 - 9:10pm
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Trump's budget proposal aims to cut all federal funds to Planned Parenthood
May 24, 2017 - 2:39pm
The Minnesota Capitol is lit up at sunrise Wednesday, May 24, 2017, as legislators inside debate tax and education bills. It was the first day of a special session to finish passing a $46 billion state budget. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Another day, another missed Minnesota legislative deadline
May 24, 2017 - 9:00am
May 23, 2017
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, seen here in April, said that interior's funding of $11.6 billion for fiscal 2018, which is about $1.6 billion less annually, will eliminate programs that he says are unnecessary, duplicative or a low priority. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford
Trump proposes sharp cuts at Interior Department while pushing for more drilling on public lands
May 23, 2017 - 5:50pm
The long hours take their toll on Senators as they listen to Ron Latz, (DFL), St. Louis Park speak on the final day of the regular session at the State Capitol in St. Paul,  Monday, May 22, 2017.  Scott Takushi \ Pioneer Press
Bipartisan work gives greater Minnesota legislative success
May 23, 2017 - 5:09pm
Sonny Perdue
Farm groups express concern about White House budget proposal
May 23, 2017 - 4:37pm
May 22, 2017
President Donald Trump's FY2018 budget is seen printed at the Government Publishing Office in Washington, U.S. on May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo
Trump's budget proposal slashes spending by $3.6 trillion over 10 years
May 22, 2017 - 8:35pm
May 19, 2017
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt explains a new Republican budget plan Friday, May 19, 2017. With him is Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota GOP plans to send new round of budget bills to governor
May 19, 2017 - 8:30pm
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 12, 2017
Granite Falls Mayor Dave Smiglewski tells Minnesota Capitol reporters on Thursday, May 11, 2017, that city officials want legislators to approve transportation funding legislation. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota Legislature heads to stormy end with deep divisions
May 12, 2017 - 3:36pm
May 10, 2017
Sen. Carla Nelson of Rochester walks through the Minnesota Senate building May 20, 2016. The building was quiet as legislative leaders met behind closed doors to work out details to end the session. The state Capitol buliding is in the background. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. legislature slows budget work as senator heads to ill father
May 10, 2017 - 5:42pm