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February 19, 2018
Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook is center of attention as he answers a reporter's question during a Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, Forum News Service-sponsored pre-session briefing. From left are Bakk, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, Gov. Mark Dayton, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman. David Oakes / Minnesota Senate photographer
Gun debate begins as Legislature begins 2018 work
February 19, 2018 - 3:03pm
January 24, 2018
U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis, with the city visible through massive glass doors and windows on the west end, uses both clear roof panels and modern television lights to allow fans to enjoy temperature-controlled weather while natural light falls on the field. Minnesota Vikings photo
People outside Twin Cities hope for Super Bowl benefit
January 24, 2018 - 2:51pm
November 23, 2017
Sibley Park Apartments, a 60-unit complex in Mankato, Minn., is one of many buildings constructed in recent years to help reduce a shortage of homes for greater Minnesota workers. (Submitted photo)
Greater Minnesota has jobs, but not enough homes
November 23, 2017 - 2:30pm
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
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
March 7, 2017
The Quadriga,  a golden chariot, horses and people atop the Minnesota Capitol, shines in the early morning sunlight. Minnesota legislators arrive at the Capitol Tuesday, Jan.3, 2017, to begin their 2017 session. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
College loan aid examined as way to help Greater Minnesota
March 7, 2017 - 5:10pm
April 27, 2016
Litchfield school Superintendent Daniel Frazier says Wednesday that rural Minnesota students need high-speed internet service. (DON DAVIS | FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Minnesota broadband internet debate centers on cost, students, businesses
April 27, 2016 - 11:17pm
Litchfield school Superintendent Daniel Frazier says Wednesday that rural Minnesota students need high-speed internet service. (DON DAVIS | FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Minnesota broadband internet debate centers on cost, students, businesses
April 27, 2016 - 11:16pm
April 22, 2016
Kandiyohi County urges participation in broadband survey
April 22, 2016 - 11:15pm
April 18, 2016
Lt. Governor Tina Smith leads a Broadband Roundtable discussion Monday at Jennie-O Turkey Store in Willmar. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
State, community, business leaders discuss broadband in Willmar
April 18, 2016 - 11:59pm
April 14, 2016
Rep. Dave Baker of Willmar, backed by Rep. Dan Fabian of Roseau, says Wednesday that House Republicans want to spend $35 million over two years on the state’s broadband system. (DON DAVIS | FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Minnesota Republican, Democratic broadband plans vary greatly
April 14, 2016 - 12:00am
April 13, 2016
Small-town Minnesota grocers look to state for help
April 13, 2016 - 11:00pm
March 17, 2016
Rep. Dave Baker
Baker co-authors bill for broadband expansion
March 17, 2016 - 7:40pm
March 14, 2016
Minnesota state Sen. Vicki Jenson of Owatonna says Monday  that greater Minnesota transportation needs go beyond roads and include transit. (DON DAVIS | FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Greater Minnesota eyes transportation funding debate
March 14, 2016 - 11:37pm
March 4, 2016
Rural Minnesota to dominate another legislative session
March 4, 2016 - 11:45pm