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April 19, 2017
Minnesota state Sen. Jim Abeler of Anoka looks like many legislators this time of year, so tired he needs to hold up his head. With him on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, is Sen. Andrew Mathews of Milaca. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota governor expects GOP transportation plan to win
April 19, 2017 - 5:00pm
U.S. Sen. Al Franken. File photo by Eric Hylden / Forum News Serviceplay button
Franken: New farm bill should address dairy struggles
April 19, 2017 - 10:01am
April 6, 2017
"It's always difficult to recruit based on their impressions of what it's like living beyond the Twin Cities or big cities," said Rep. Bud Nornes, R-Fergus Falls, seen here in this file photo. "So, we need to do all we can to have those folks that are ready and willing to come out where they'll find that living is great." Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota House, governor support $14 million to train rural doctors
April 6, 2017 - 2:00pm
Private school credits will not count at public schools
April 6, 2017 - 9:04am
April 4, 2017
Democrat Sen. David Tomassoni of Chisholm, left, talks with Republican Senate Leader Paul Gazelka of Nisswa, during a Senate floor debate on taxes Monday, April 3, 2017. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service
3 Minnesota tax plans have $1 billion differential
April 4, 2017 - 3:00pm
April 3, 2017
State Rep. Tina Liebling, D-Rochester.
With detailed policy focus, Democrat Tina Liebling to run for Minn. governor
April 3, 2017 - 11:30am
The Minnesota House debates a transportation funding bill on Friday, March 31, 2017. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Transportation bills pass, starting the real Minnesota talks
April 3, 2017 - 10:58am
April 1, 2017
Among issues being debating in the final month and a half of the 2017 Minnesota legislative session is how much to spend on mental health programs. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Health funding bills would cover lost federal mental health funding
April 1, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 31, 2017
Minnesota Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle listens to a question Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, as he helps introduced a transportation funding plan. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
State grants nearly $24 million to grow rural transit
March 31, 2017 - 8:59am
March 30, 2017
The Minnesota Senate Finance Committee meets Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Senate and House budget committees are wrapping up work on a two-year state budget. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service
Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
March 30, 2017 - 10:23am
March 29, 2017
Jerry Firkus, a Minnesota correctional office in Moose Lake, tells a union crowd in the Minnesota Capitol Tuesday, March 28, 2017, that the state should not put prisoners in a private prison. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Early-childhood education money in dispute
March 29, 2017 - 2:00pm
Council to discuss Emerald Ash Borer plan April 3
March 29, 2017 - 1:33pm
Parks and Recreation Director Randy Distad looks at a badly eroded section of the Vermillion River. The city is expected to approve an erosion control plan for that section of the river funded mostly by a grant from the DNR. (RiverTown Multimedia photo by Deanna Weniger)
Erosion work on Vermillion River will close section of bike trail in July
March 29, 2017 - 5:30am
March 28, 2017
The city of Farmington is keeping the existing playground equipment and adding more to the Prairieview Park in Farmington (RiverTown Multimedia photo by Deanna Weniger)
Prairieview Park to get new playground equipment, shelter
March 28, 2017 - 3:40pm
Chairrman Jeremy Miller of the Minnesota Senate jobs committee says on Monday, March, 27, 2017, that his committee's budget bill emphasizes private-pubilc parnerships to help the economy. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Economic aid in legislative spotlight
March 28, 2017 - 1:00pm