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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Rural Minnesota is short of medical professionals, and many health advocates are lining up behind a proposal to partially forgive student loans of graduates who practice in rural areas.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's two-year budget plan would pump more than a half billion dollars into education, increase the number of food inspectors by 26, add facilities at some parks, fund better supervision of child abuse programs, improve railroad crossings and provide hundreds of other changes.
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton wants Minnesota to collect and spend more than $40 billion from state taxpayers in the next two years, without a general tax increase. As...
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton wants Minnesota to spend about $11 billion more in the next decade to improve the state's roads and bridges and boost transit. The governor...
ST. PAUL -- Improving the Minnesota economy will be difficult, a representative sponsoring the Republican House's top priority says. Even so, Rep. Ron Kresha said Thursday, "there is no excuse...
Minnesota citizens will have more space and senators less space when a $273 million state Capitol renovation project is completed two years from now.
Minnesota nursing home workers can earn more money at Fleet Farm, Dairy Queen and a sugar beet processing plant than helping the elderly, nursing home administrators across the state complain.
A Minnesota state department has not followed a law to notify meatpacking plants and workers about protections the state provides.
ST. PAUL -- Hank Marotske's mother allowed her children one meal a week. "That pot of whatever she cooked had to last a week," he said. When the food ran...
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota will do a better job caring for its senior citizens if nursing homes are paid based on their quality of care and the area's average pay,...