Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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One of the first actions Minnesota legislators likely will take when they convene next month is approving nearly $9 million to help local governments pay for early-summer flooding that hit much of the state.
Privacy advocates want legislators to regulate drones flying over Minnesota's landscape.
With a warm-up predicted for coming days, bitter cold may be a memory, but experts say propane and wood for heating and coal for generating electricity could be in short supply if this winter begins to look like last winter.
Perhaps some rural hospitals could just provide emergency room services, and drop full hospital services. Maybe medical schools could recruit more rural students and government could increase money available to forgive student loans to people who practice in rural areas.
Minnesota's $1 billion budget surplus, which some say really is not a surplus, is attracting drools from organizations thinking there may be money available.
The Minnesota state budget surplus sits at $1 billion, but not really.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators and governor will have a bit more to spend in the next two years. State officials announced this morning that better-than-expected revenues are expected to...
ST. PAUL -- Two companies will supply Minnesotans with certain ailments medical marijuana beginning next year, but some patients will be forced to drive hours if they want to take...
ST. PAUL -- The orange cone, that construction icon, could be featured during the upcoming Minnesota legislative session. An extensive ongoing renovation projects has all but taken over the state...
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans only need to look at the first two counties on an alphabetical list to understand the Internet disparity between rural areas and those in big cities...