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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 11, 2017
Young visitors, lower right, look over the Minnesota Capitol rotunda Thursday, May 11, 2017. Overhead, an ornate chandelier operates to celebrate the state's 159th birthday. The chandelier is lit once a year on statehood day, but few other times. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Rural GOP says Dayton wages 'war on agriculture'
May 11, 2017 - 6:14pm
April 24, 2017
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State Rep. Dave Baker, R-Willmar, from left, U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., and state Sen. Andrew Lang, R-Olivia, listen to a question during a town hall Saturday afternoon at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center in rural Spicer.
Rep. Peterson, legislators Baker and Lang discuss various issues
April 24, 2017 - 12:32am
April 20, 2017
FILE PHOTO: A bag of heroin seized by police sits next to Narcan, a drug for treating overdoses. (Steve Kuchera/Duluth News Tribune)
U.S. Rep. Peterson to host bipartisan meeting on opioid issues Saturday at PWELC
April 20, 2017 - 6:48am
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
March 14, 2017
Minnesota Rep. Liz Olson, D-Duluth, said homelessness and affordable housing is neither a Democrat nor Republican issue, but a "Minnesota issue." She spoke at an annual Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless event Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in St. Paul. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service play button
Bills aim to ease greater Minnesota's housing, homelessness struggles
March 14, 2017 - 5:55pm
February 22, 2017
Minnesota state Sen. Julie Rosen of Vernon Center and Rep. Dave Baker of Willmar talk about their legislation to fight opioid addiction on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.
 Don Davis / Forum News Service
Ex-opioid addict: Doctors only want to prescribe 'pills, pills, pills, pills'
February 22, 2017 - 11:25am
February 13, 2017
Minnesota State Rep. Dave Baker of Willmar talks to reporters Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, about how the state can deal with opioid abuse, with Attorney General Lori Swanson watching. Baker's son died of an opioid overdose. Don Davis / Forum News Serviceplay button
Minnesota offers website as centerpiece in effort to warn about opioid dangers
February 13, 2017 - 6:51pm
February 2, 2017
Panel to examine Minnesota technology-citizen interaction
February 2, 2017 - 1:14pm
February 1, 2017
Baker chairs select committee on technology and responsive government
February 1, 2017 - 10:55pm
January 6, 2017
Submitted photo / TribuneDave Baker shows Lily Kallevig the design for the Willmar Destination Playground. For her 10th birthday Kallevig decided to donate to the playground instead of getting gifts for herself.
A happy birthday for the playground
January 6, 2017 - 7:27am
January 4, 2017
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
November 30, 2016
Rep. Dave Baker, R-Willmar, responds to a question Oct. 19 during a candidate forum at the Willmar Conference Center. Baker thinks there is still a chance of a special session being called.

Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo
Willmar lawmaker says special session may be brewing
November 30, 2016 - 10:53pm
November 8, 2016
West Central Tribune endorsements for 2016
November 8, 2016 - 9:12am
November 7, 2016
Dave Baker letter: Let's work toward a unified community
November 7, 2016 - 6:01am
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