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May 24, 2019
House Speaker Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park, and House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley, spoke with reporters ahead of a special session on May 24 that they hoped would last one day. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota Capitol Notebook: ‘We were empowered, not muzzled,’ lawmaker complains in special session
15 hours 41 min ago
House Speaker Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park, and House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley, spoke with reporters ahead of a special session on May 24 that they hoped would last one day. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
UPDATED: With $48 billion in the balance, Minnesota lawmakers return for special session
20 hours 49 min ago
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USDA to shift some inspector tasks to pork plant workers - in everything but name
May 24, 2019 - 8:21am
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The Willmar City Council will discuss the Springsted compensation study in depth at the July 29 retreat.
Union reps ask Willmar council to act now on wages
May 24, 2019 - 4:50am
May 23, 2019
Tugboats guide a container ship at the Yangshan Deepwater Port in Shanghai on May 10.
China urges US to fix 'wrong practices'
May 23, 2019 - 7:26pm
A trail camera set by the Red Lake tribal Department of Natural Resources photographed these two gray wolves in March 2010 on Minnesota's Northwest Angle. Jay Huseby / Red Lake Department of Natural Resources
Minnesota wolf hunting ban fails to reach governor’s desk
May 23, 2019 - 5:45pm
Nicole Smith-Holt speaks with reporters at the Capitol on Monday, May 13. Advocates for Minnesotans with Type 1 diabetes hope lawmakers will approve legislation aimed at providing emergency access to insulin for those who can't afford it. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmakers worry about mistakes in rush to pass state budget, special session planned for Friday
May 23, 2019 - 2:42pm
Congress looking at smoking minimum age
May 23, 2019 - 10:41am
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Minnesota state Rep. Dave Baker of Willmar speaks during a May 6 House-Senate conference committee hearing discussing the statewide opioid abuse problem.
Walz signs plan to make drug companies pay for fallout of opioid epidemic
May 23, 2019 - 10:07am
Lac qui Parle County flood damage tops $1 million
May 23, 2019 - 7:30am
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A recent review of Renville County's bond rating made apparent the concern of financial analysts over the state of the national farm economy in the wake of tariffs and concerns about county-owned health systems. County staff were able to point out that ag land values in the county remain strong, and the RC Hospital and Clinics, shown above in Olivia, remains in a strong financial position.
Renville County speak for bond rating: Financial analysts' concerned over national farm economy apparent
May 23, 2019 - 6:30am
May 22, 2019
Bernard "Jack" Young, Baltimore's 51st mayor.
Baltimore still recovering from ransomware attack
May 22, 2019 - 6:16pm
Walz signs plan to make drug companies pay for fallout of opioid epidemic into law
May 22, 2019 - 5:52pm
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Gov. Tim Walz signs elder care protection package into law
May 22, 2019 - 5:07pm
Legislative leaders and Gov. Tim Walz on Sunday, May 19, 2019, announced a two-year budget plan with a day left in the regular legislative session. John Autey / John Autey Photography
Here's what you need to know before Minn. lawmakers return for a special session
May 22, 2019 - 4:48pm
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