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May 19, 2018
Like a preacher during a blizzard, Rep. Liz Olson of Duluth offers a prayer with few in the audience Saturday, May 19, 2018, in the Minnesota House chamber. Most lawmakers had little to do on the next-to-last day of the year's session as committee chairmen and legislative leaders made most of the decisions. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton plans to veto most major legislation
May 19, 2018 - 9:17pm
April 27, 2018
Minnesota state Sen. Julie Rosen, Rep. Dave Baker and Gov. Mark Dayton listen to a reporter's question Thursday, April 26, 2018, as they discuss the opioids issue. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Opioids still topic of legislative conversation
April 27, 2018 - 3:36pm
April 19, 2018
A group of tourists checks out the Minnesota Senate chamber on Thursday, April 19, 2018. The Captiol is busy this time of year with tourists from school children to the elderly. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota Legislature could outlaw fake service animals
April 19, 2018 - 5:30pm
April 9, 2018
The Minnesota state Capitrol building was where the home stretch of the 2018 legislative session began Monday, April 9, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Lawmakers look at increased penalties for attacking police
April 9, 2018 - 3:19pm
April 3, 2018
Letter: Support safe and gun-free schools
April 3, 2018 - 6:00am
March 20, 2018
Work under the Minnesota Capitol dome has increased in recent days as deadlines approach for the 2018 edition of the Minnesota Legislature. Don Davis / Forum News Service
MNLARS one of many bills lawmakers tackle near deadline
March 20, 2018 - 4:41pm
March 1, 2018
Shelly Elkington, of Montevideo, Minn., tells the story of her daughter Casey, who died of a drug overdose, during a hearing at the State Capitol in St. Paul on March 1, 2018. At right is Rep. Dave Baker, R-Willmar. Christopher Magan / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Victims of opioid crisis, Rep. Baker tell their stories, ask for help at Legislature
March 1, 2018 - 9:06pm
February 17, 2018
Minnesota state Rep. Dave Baker of Willmar says on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, that he supports adding a penny state charge onto every opioid pill, to fund drug abuse programs. But he could not say that he would get votes from fellow Republicans for what could be seen as a new tax.
Don Davis / Forum News Service
Tribune Opinion: Minnesota opioids bill is a brave and needed proposal
February 17, 2018 - 10:35am
January 3, 2018
Kandiyohi County Board asked to support opioid legislation
January 3, 2018 - 6:33am
October 27, 2017
President Donald Trump departs after signing a presidential memorandum to declare the opioid crisis a national public health emergency Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Jabin Botsford / Washington Post
After some disappointment over Trump's opioid announcement, MN leaders expected to push for more money
October 27, 2017 - 4:04pm
Baker praises Trump's opioid crisis declaration
October 27, 2017 - 6:35am
October 26, 2017
President Trump walks past reporters on Wednesday before his announcement on opioids. Bill O'Leary / Washington Post
Trump praised for discussing opioids, criticized for not providing money
October 26, 2017 - 5:19pm
October 23, 2017
Rep. Dave Baker
Rep. Baker urges Congress to repeal recent drug act policy
October 23, 2017 - 5:15am
October 11, 2017
Tribune Opinion: Three honors for helping build our communities
October 11, 2017 - 10:46pm
September 25, 2017
Carolyn Lange / Tribune
Pat Walsh, owner of Atwater Ford, testified Monday in Willmar to area legislators and members of the House Subcommittee on Technology and Responsive Government about problems with the state's new vehicle licensing and registration system.play button
"This is a disaster": Legislators hear about auto license problems at Willmar hearing
September 25, 2017 - 8:17pm