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May 18, 2018
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says that lawmakers should hurry and pass a school safety bill after a Friday, May 18, 2018 deadly Texas school shooting. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota leaders promise school safety funds
May 18, 2018 - 7:45pm
Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka of Nisswa, front, listens to a reporter's question Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Looking on is Tax Chairman Roger Chamberlain of Lino Lakes. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: End-of-session questions go unanswered
May 18, 2018 - 1:25pm
May 17, 2018
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton vetoes a tax bill on Thursday, May 17, 2018, as he said he would if legislators did not approve $138 million in school aid. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton vetoes tax bill over school funding, as promised
May 17, 2018 - 12:39pm
May 11, 2018
Minnesota state Rep. Paul Marquart of Dillworth goes through paperwork on Friday, May 11, 2018, while serving as a legislative tax negotiator. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Lawmakers face no must-do issues
May 11, 2018 - 2:16pm
Property tax deadline fast approaching
May 11, 2018 - 12:00pm
The Farmington City Council is considering a new community logo. This basic design was adopted in 1997 and updated in 2007.
Logo is a no-go so far
May 11, 2018 - 5:00am
May 10, 2018
Sapphire Lake temporarily put in park
May 10, 2018 - 8:00pm
May 9, 2018
Minnesota state Rep. Sarah Anderson of Plymouth, chairwoman of the House state government committee, announces that Dayton administration officials refused to testify on her plan to use reserve funds to pay for veteran home construction. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota Senate chairman: 'Not one nickel more' for bonding
May 9, 2018 - 5:51pm
May 7, 2018
June 2016 mock-up of what a Real ID Minnesota driver's license could look like. The actual Real ID license would be developed once the state approves a plan. The 2016 Legislature did not agree on a plan. Courtesy image / Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Existing driver's licenses likely good for flights until 2020
May 7, 2018 - 6:16pm
May 4, 2018
This is a typical scene during end-of-session negotations. Here, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton looks at state Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka of Nisswa on May 5, 2017, after they and other legislative leaders met to discuss the state budget. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Let the legislative talks begin
May 4, 2018 - 3:05pm
May 2, 2018
Minnesota House GOP: Borrow $825 million for public works projects
May 2, 2018 - 6:56pm
April 30, 2018
Minnesota House Tax Chairman Greg Davids of Preston argues in favor of his tax plan Monday, April 30, 2018. His plan passed, but must be merged with Senate and administration tax proposals. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. House passes its tax plan, Senate next
April 30, 2018 - 6:02pm
April 27, 2018
Schmitz-Maki skates toward potential upgrades
April 27, 2018 - 12:00pm
April 25, 2018
Minnesota state Rep. Erin Maye Quade talks to reporters after she ended a 24-hour sit-in at the front o f he House chambers Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Speaker cracks open door for Minnesota gun bill
April 25, 2018 - 4:47pm
Farmington Mayor Todd Larson speaks about city’s progress in front of a packed audience during the Farmington State of the City address Friday, April 20. Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce was host of the event. Kara Hildreth / contributor
Farmington in a fine state
April 25, 2018 - 10:07am
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