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April 11, 2018
Carolyn Lange / Tribune

Farmers discuss concerns about the farm bill, health insurance, broadband and other ag-related issues Monday during a listening session hosted by the Minnesota Farmers Union.
Listening to rural voices when it comes to agriculture in west central Minnesota
April 11, 2018 - 6:25am
March 15, 2018
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Minn. lawmaker proposes 'slowpoke bill,' which would increase punishment for slow drivers in left lane
March 15, 2018 - 4:57pm
March 10, 2018
Tribune file photo
State Senator Andrew Lang, R-Olivia, is chief author of the $113.9 million outdoor heritage bill in the senate, which allocates funds for a wide range of conservation projects across the state. A fishing pond is located in Lang's hometown of Olivia.
Lang carrying outdoor heritage bill in Senate
March 10, 2018 - 7:06am
The North Dakota Stockmen's Association's 15th annual feedlot tour attracted close to 100 people to the four stops, which included the Wanner feedlot near Hebron, N.D. The Stockmen's Association is one of many agricultural groups that work on member education and policy advocacy in the region. (Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service)
Finding a voice: Agricultural membership organizations offer a way to speak up
September 10, 2017 - 2:41pm
May 12, 2017
Letter: Legislation benefits environment and business
May 12, 2017 - 12:56pm
April 4, 2017
Meagan Pittelko/Forum News Service
Private school credits will not count at Minn. public schools
April 4, 2017 - 1:34pm
April 3, 2017
Agweek Editorial: Rural America needs health care solutions
April 3, 2017 - 9:00am
March 2, 2017
Mike Edwards, owner of Green Lake Liquors in Spicer, has been in business for 34 years. Although he doesn't support the new legislation -- expected to become law -- that would allow liquor stores to be open Sundays, Edwards said he has no choice but to be open to be competitive with big stores in Willmar. (Carolyn Lange / Tribune)play button
No love for Sunday liquor: Regional owners say revenue won't cover costs
March 2, 2017 - 5:08am
February 18, 2017
Don Davis / Forum News Service file photo
 
A corn field is planted right up to the banks of a ditch in this file photo. Minnesota landowners will be required to have a 50-foot average buffer with a 30-foot minimum in place on public waters by Nov. 1, 2017, and a 16.5-foot buffer on public ditches by Nov. 1, 2018.
Renville County buffer law meetings slated Feb. 27-28
February 18, 2017 - 7:34am
June 29, 2016
Republican state Reps. David Baker, of Willmar, from left, Tim Miller, of Prinsburg, and Bob Dettmer, of Forest Lake, meet Tuesday with local veterans during a town hall meeting at the American Legion in Willmar. Dettmer is chairman of the Minnesota House Veterans Affairs Division. (TOM CHERVENY | TRIBUNE)
Veterans claim one legislative victory with pension exemption
June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
June 15, 2016
Unfunded school mandates questioned
June 15, 2016 - 11:46pm
May 27, 2016
Representative Chris Swedzinski, R-Ghent, hopes to see a special session so that projects in the area can be approved. (TOM CHERVENY | TRIBUNE)
District 16 legislators urge special session
May 27, 2016 - 12:20am
May 24, 2016
Gov. Mark Dayton announces a new transportation funding plan in this May 16 file photo. “I think it’s unrealistic to think they’re going to agree on something before or during a very short one-day special session, if there were one,” Dayton told Minnesota Public Radio Tuesday.
(FILE | FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Dayton doubts transportation funding
May 24, 2016 - 11:06pm
Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Tomm Bakk of Cook speaks in this April 13 file photo. “I think we had an awfully good session,” Bakk proclaimed minutes after the chaos subsided on the final night of the legislative session. “We will all move on from this, but much good work was done this session.” (FILE | FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Minnesota awmakers lament about session woes
May 24, 2016 - 10:59pm
May 16, 2016
Education advocates watch final deal-making with growing disappointment
May 16, 2016 - 12:00am