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May 23, 2017
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
February 16, 2016
County considers proposal for public Wi-Fi hotspots
February 16, 2016 - 11:49pm
February 11, 2016
Kasey Baker, who deals with sexual assault victims at Safe Avenues in Willmar, says Thursday that lack of proper care, as often seen in rural areas, can make things worse for victims. (DON DAVIS | FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Rural sex assault victims often receive less care
February 11, 2016 - 11:20pm
Minnesota Human Services Commissioner Emily Johnson Piper attends a roundtable discussion about mental health Thursday at Rice Memorial Hospital. She also visited Child and Adolescent Behavior Health Services, Community Addiction Recovery Enterprise and Lake Region Home Health with Rep. Dave Baker and Rep. Matt Dean, House health and human services finance committee chairman.
Mental health care concerns providers, policy makers
February 11, 2016 - 11:07pm