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December 7, 2017
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith says that Target is committed to continue its program of giving to local charities. With her during a 2015 news conference is Gov. Mark Dayton. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Tina Smith quickly rising to top of Senate speculation
December 7, 2017 - 3:25pm
November 3, 2017
"I fell in love" with opioids, Abby Haley tells reporters on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. Now, she said, she has been off drugs more than two years. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Expanded treatment coming to Minnesotans facing opioid 'personal devil'
November 3, 2017 - 5:14pm
October 10, 2017
Steven Hayward talks about his report released Tuesday, Oct. 10, that indicates Minnesota's energy policy encouraging increased wind power use is a failure. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Is wind power living up to potential? Conservative groups says no, supporters disagree
October 10, 2017 - 5:26pm
August 18, 2017
Some workers in the Capitol and other Minnesota government buildings will receive raises of at least 2 percent this year and 2018 if the administration and Legislature approve a contract agreement that could affect 30,000. Don Davis /  Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Minimum wage automatically heads up
August 18, 2017 - 2:15pm
June 22, 2017
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith speaks during an interview at a  Havana, Cuba, hotel, Thursday, June 22, 2017.  Alexandre Meneghini / Reuters
Minnesotans in Cuba: Obstacles preventing trade
June 22, 2017 - 5:11pm
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
March 30, 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)
Minn. grants nearly $24 million to grow rural transit
March 30, 2017 - 1:45pm
March 24, 2017
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton discusses the state budget for 2018-2019. He wants to increase funding in areas such as early childhood. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
March 24, 2017 - 4:05pm
March 17, 2017
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton unveiled a supplemental budget proposal that includes $200 million in reserve funds and additional $100 million for pre-kindergarten education.The budget also includes $42 million to prevent and treat opioid addiction, which Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, right, described as a "scourge" of the state. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Serviceplay button
Dayton wants more for pre-K; GOP talks education hike, human services cuts
March 17, 2017 - 6:16pm
February 3, 2017
The sun peaks from between clouds Jan. 1, 2017, to illumine the Minnesota Capitol, which will host the new legislative session beginning Tuesday, Jan. 3. Don Davis / Forum News Service
CAPITOL CHATTER: A sea of color greets Minnesota agri-business
February 3, 2017 - 2:48pm
January 12, 2017
A total of $500,000 to improve after-school internet access will be divided among 12 school districts, 11 of which are in greater Minnesota, where students would otherwise lack reliable internet access.
Grants extend home, bus internet for Minn. students
January 12, 2017 - 10:51am
January 5, 2017
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton explains on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, that he wants legislators to consider a bill providing $300 million in tax relief. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
MN governor revises, brings back tax bill that had $101 million mistake
January 5, 2017 - 4:48pm
November 18, 2016
Rep. Ryan Winkler of Golden Valley briefs reporters Friday, May 3, 2013, about his proposal to raise the minimum wage. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota's 2018 campaign season underway
November 18, 2016 - 4:45pm
November 1, 2016
Hennepin County, Minn., deputies are supported by an armored car from Fargo on Oct. 27, 2016, at the Dakota Access Pipeline protest site on North Dakota Hwy. 1806 north of Cannon Ball. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
After pipeline protest, Minnesota deputies return home to criticism
November 1, 2016 - 4:54pm
October 26, 2016
Why Mark Dayton failed to visit 87 counties in 86 days
October 26, 2016 - 12:31pm