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May 19, 2017
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt explains a new Republican budget plan Friday, May 19, 2017. With him is Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota GOP plans to send new round of budget bills to governor
May 19, 2017 - 8:30pm
Jeff Johnson, a Hennepin County commissioner and Detroit Lakes native, is running for Minnesota governor is 2018. Submitted photo
Capitol Chatter: Johnson looks to buck history in governor race
May 19, 2017 - 1:10pm
May 18, 2017
Minnesota state Sen. Gary Dahms of Redwood Falls says that the veto of a teacher licensing change on Thursday, May 18, 2017, will make it harder for rural schools to use professionals to teach classes. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton, GOP Legislature at odds as budget talks pause
May 18, 2017 - 7:41pm
May 15, 2017
Dayton aide: 'I fell short' on ag comments
May 15, 2017 - 9:10pm
May 14, 2017
Parents face a complex early-learning system in Minnesota
May 14, 2017 - 7:12am
May 12, 2017
Granite Falls Mayor Dave Smiglewski tells Minnesota Capitol reporters on Thursday, May 11, 2017, that city officials want legislators to approve transportation funding legislation. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota Legislature heads to stormy end with deep divisions
May 12, 2017 - 3:36pm
A massive crane that has become a fixture on the north side of the Minnesota Capitol building is to go away the week of May 15, 2017, as a multi-year Capitol renovation winds down. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Crane coming down, Capitol about ready
May 12, 2017 - 1:30pm
May 11, 2017
Young visitors, lower right, look over the Minnesota Capitol rotunda Thursday, May 11, 2017. Overhead, an ornate chandelier operates to celebrate the state's 159th birthday. The chandelier is lit once a year on statehood day, but few other times. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Rural GOP says Dayton wages 'war on agriculture'
May 11, 2017 - 6:14pm
Dayton vetoes two abortion-related bills
May 11, 2017 - 4:43pm
May 10, 2017
Sen. Carla Nelson of Rochester walks through the Minnesota Senate building May 20, 2016. The building was quiet as legislative leaders met behind closed doors to work out details to end the session. The state Capitol buliding is in the background. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. legislature slows budget work as senator heads to ill father
May 10, 2017 - 5:42pm
May 9, 2017
Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka talks to reporters Tuesday, May 9, 2017, with House Majority Leader Joyce Peppin watching. They had just emerged from budget talks with the governor. Don Davis / Forum News Service
MN Legislature moves on budget, without governor deal
May 9, 2017 - 8:54pm
May 5, 2017
President Roger Johnson of the National Farmers Union speaks at southwest Minnesota's Farmfest in August 2016. After the U.S. House passed a health insurance overhaul bill Thursday, May 4, 2017, he said it would hurt farmers. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Rural America target of federal health care discussion
May 5, 2017 - 3:01pm
Lobbyists and others are silhouetted Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in the Minnesota Senate Building. Many people were hanging around hallways as much of the activity was occuring in private meetings after most conference committees wrapped up. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Local government pay more for lobbyists
May 5, 2017 - 12:20pm
May 2, 2017
Lobbyists and others are silhouetted Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in the Minnesota Senate Building. Many people were hanging around hallways as much of the activity was occuring in private meetings after most conference committees wrapped up. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. budget reaction shows negotiation difficulty
May 2, 2017 - 6:05pm
April 28, 2017
President Donald Trump looks up while talking to astronauts on the International Space Station on Monday, April 24, 2017.  Kevin Lamarque / Reuters
Minnesotans mixed on Trump's first 100 days
April 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
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