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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
February 9, 2018
Minnesota's political leaders do not always agree when they sit at the same table answering reporters' questions. Here, in a 2016 pre-session briefing, Gov. Mark Dayton, left, and House Speaker Kurt Daudt discuss a difference. They will be at the same table on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, previewing this year's legislative session. Zach Kayser / Forum News Service
Gov. Dayton, legislative leaders to answer questions together
February 9, 2018 - 11:50am
December 16, 2017
With her family on one side and Gov. Mark Dayton on the other, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith accepts Dayton's appointment of her to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Tribune Editorial: Minnesota politics just got more interesting for 2018
December 16, 2017 - 5:48am
November 29, 2017
Woodbury Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens officially announced her run as a Republican for Minnesota Governor on Nov. 29, 2017. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service
Woodbury mayor announces campaign for governor as Republican
November 29, 2017 - 4:36pm
November 9, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

State Rep. Matt Dean, from left, Republican candidate for governor, and Noah Hultgren and Nate Hultgren, managers of Hultgren Farms in Raymond, sit in a combine on the farm during a tour Wednesday. The Minnesota Corn Growers Association invited candidates to tour a working corn farm during the harvest season.
Farmers hope tours will 'open eyes'
November 9, 2017 - 9:57pm
November 7, 2017
Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, the Republican candidate for governor, is joined by her family as she speaks to reporters after casting her ballot in Monmouth Beach, N.J., on Nov. 7, 2017. Guadagno, who has tried getting out from under the shadow of Gov. Chris Christie as scandal engulfed his administration, is facing Democratic candidate Phil Murphy. (Joshua Bright/copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Democrat Phil Murphy to succeed Chris Christie as New Jersey governor
November 7, 2017 - 8:54pm
Republican candidate for the governor of Virginia, Ed Gillespie arrives to vote at Washington Mill Elementary School in Alexandria, Va. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Matt McClain
Democrat Northam defeats Gillespie in race for governor closely watched by national parties
November 7, 2017 - 8:52pm
October 6, 2017
Candidates applaud at the end of the DFL gubernatorial candidate forum at the AFSCME convention at the DECC in Duluth Friday afternoon, Oct. 6, 2017. Clint Austin / Forum News Service
DFLers vie for union votes
October 6, 2017 - 7:40pm
July 23, 2017
Former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann shows their support for Presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally at the Minneapolis St. Paul Airport in November 2016. (Scott Takushi / St. Paul Pioneer Press file photo)
McFeely: Is Michele Bachmann dipping her toe in Minnesota governor race?
July 23, 2017 - 5:28pm
June 20, 2017
Former House speaker Thissen hits the road again for governor bid
June 20, 2017 - 10:00pm
June 3, 2017
Editorial: Minnesota constitutional question likely headed for the courtroom
June 3, 2017 - 5:50am
May 31, 2017
Democratic state Sen. Billie Sutton, of Burke, announces his 2018 campaign for governor on Wednesday, May 31, at the Sutton Ranch in rural Burke. Sutton is the first Democrat to declare intentions to run for governor of South Dakota next year. Evan Hendershot / Forum News Serviceplay button
Democrat Sutton enters race for SD governor
May 31, 2017 - 4:52pm
April 24, 2017
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
April 24, 2017 - 2:30am
April 11, 2017
Doug Burgum makes a victory speech in the Republican primary for North Dakota governor Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at Ecce Gallery in downtown Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Burgum third most-popular governor, Dayton 25th, poll says
April 11, 2017 - 4:42pm
April 2, 2017
Minnesota House Minority Leader Paul Thissen speaks on Feb. 29, 2016, while he and other state leaders meet with reporters before the legislative session began. (Forum News Service photo by Mike Longaecker)
Thissen 'seriously considering' run for governor
April 2, 2017 - 10:22pm