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August 15, 2018
Minnesota governor candidates U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, left, and Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson share a laugh before a recent forum in Mankato. Democratic voters picked Walz and Republicans voted for Johnson in the Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, primary election. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Governor's race: Trump endorses Johnson; Walz strong in Twin Cities, southern Minnesota
August 15, 2018 - 4:53pm
August 14, 2018
Governor candidate Tim Walz speaks to the June 2018 Minnesota Democratic convention. He was not endorsed then, but came out ahead in Tuesday's primary vote. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Walz, Johnson win governor primaries; to face off in fall
August 14, 2018 - 10:07pm
August 12, 2018
Robyn Hagel keeps potbelly pigs in her home in Ottertail, Minn. Special to The Forum
Ottertail woman trying to keep her unusual house pets despite city ordinance
August 12, 2018 - 4:38pm
August 10, 2018
Minnesota governor candidates and campaign staffers listen to Kent Thisse explain rules for a candidate forum at Farmfest on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Interest in Minnesota primary seems high
August 10, 2018 - 2:53pm
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson talks to the media in July of 2018. In August, a news website reported that some people in her office were pressured to help her campaign. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota Attorney General Swanson denies pressuring employees to work for campaign
August 10, 2018 - 2:22pm
August 8, 2018
Governor candidate Jeff Johnson says at Farmfest Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, that he grew up in greater Minnesota, so understands issues there. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Farmers crowd into hear Minnesota governor candidates at Farmfest
August 8, 2018 - 6:46pm
August 7, 2018
Candidates for the southern Minnesota U.S. House district gather after a Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, Farmfest forum near Redwood Falls. From left are Carla Nelson, Jim Hagedorn and Dan Feehan. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Rural Minnesota congressional hopefuls agree on farm visa program
August 7, 2018 - 6:42pm
Mike Pence speaks at the Duluth International Airport on the day before the 2016 election, which swept President Trump and Pence into the White House. Pence will be in Duluth again on Wednesday. Forum News Service file photo
Pence to speak to workers on Duluth visit Wednesday
August 7, 2018 - 5:16pm
August 3, 2018
Rural Republicans, including many here in the Minnesota House, say Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton has waged a "war on agriculture" because of regulations he has promoted on farmers. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Candidates agree to talk before introducing rules
August 3, 2018 - 4:26pm
Erin Murphy files paperwork in early June of 2018 to run for Minnesota governor. She is one of a trio of major candidates in the Aug. 14, 2018, primary election. Don Davis / Forum News Service
DFL governor candidates not three peas in a pod
August 3, 2018 - 4:23pm
Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson arrives at a Mankato Mnnesota governor candidate forum. Like other forums, he was the lone Republican attending before the Aug. 14, 2018, primary election. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota GOP governor candidates come with differences
August 3, 2018 - 3:40pm
July 31, 2018
Marybeth Lonnee says on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, that the death of her grandson, 8-year-old Alan Geisenkoetter Jr., inspired her to fight for keeping drunken drivers out of the driver's seat of cars, boats, snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles and other motorized devices. The boy was hit by a man whose driver's license was revoked for drunken driving violations. Don Davis / Forum News Service
New Minnesota law extends drunken driving restrictions to recreational vehicles
July 31, 2018 - 4:04pm
July 27, 2018
The Minnesota Sex Offender Program facility at Moose Lake, Minn. Forum News Service file photo
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota struggles in dealing with sex offenders
July 27, 2018 - 10:32am
July 26, 2018
Governor forum moderator Marvin Rhodes of KECY television talks to Democratic candidate Erin Murphy Thursday night, July 26, 2018 in Mankato. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Governor candidates give greater Minnesota a choice
July 26, 2018 - 9:37pm
July 25, 2018
 Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Myron Frans
Minnesota financial ratings earn a boost
July 25, 2018 - 5:12pm
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