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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
10 hours 34 min ago
Undated courtesy photo from the 2017-18 legislative session of Minnesota state Rep. Tony Cornish, R-Vernon Center. Cornish and state Sen. Dan Schoen, DFL-St. Paul Park, both announced Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 that they would resign after sexual harassment allegations against each surfaced earlier in the month. Courtesy of the Minnesota House of Representatives
With Tony Cornish gone, what happens with House committee that focuses on guns and cops?
18 hours 17 min ago
February 17, 2018
Kurt Daudt. Special to Forum News Service
Lawmakers to attend sexual harassment training: Committee seats at stake, Daudt says
February 17, 2018 - 10:43am
Mark Dayton and Kurt Daudt. Special to Forum News Service
What do federal tax changes mean in Minn.?: Lawmakers decide if taxpayers pay less
February 17, 2018 - 10:43am
Minn. GOP, Dems differ on how much to spend on bonding projects
February 17, 2018 - 10:29am
Battles may loom about Fischbach, funding
February 17, 2018 - 10:15am
February 16, 2018
U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone and his wife, Sheila, campaign from the back of Wellstone's well-known green bus. The beat-up bus was part of his three Senate campaigns. (Photo provided by Wellstone Action)
Capitol Chatter: Wellstone group involved in internal action
February 16, 2018 - 3:17pm
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
Minnesota lawmakers must pass own budget, but not much work mandatory
February 16, 2018 - 10:44am
Tribune file photo

Reductions in Local Government Aid forced Granite Falls to postpone the purchase of a new fire truck, according to Mayor Dave Smiglewski. As president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, he is urging an increase in LGA to help rural communities meet public safety needs. Granite Falls firefighters respond to a December 2015 house fire in this file photo.
Rural cities to press Legislature for greater state aid
February 16, 2018 - 6:42am
February 10, 2018
Lang to host Tuesday meeting on tax reform
February 10, 2018 - 10:45am
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
January 22, 2018
Commentary: It's time to stand up for research and extension
January 22, 2018 - 6:30am
January 16, 2018
Interim Chancellor Devinder Malhotra of the Minnesota State college and university system says on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, that Gov. Mark Dayton's bonding proposal would be good for his 54 campuses around the state. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton statewide construction plan, local projects could top $2.3 billion
January 16, 2018 - 4:25pm
Commissioner Myron Frans of Minnesota Management and Budget announces a $1.5 billion public works proposal Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. With him is President Eric Kaler of the University of Minnesota. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton announced $1.5 billion construction proposal
January 16, 2018 - 12:31pm
January 15, 2018
Rep. Rick Nolan, DFL-Crosby, and challenger Leah Phifer.
First up for 8th District: DFL candidacy: Incumbent Nolan, challenger Phifer hunt for delegates
January 15, 2018 - 6:00am