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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ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans taking advantage of the state's new early voting can keep track of their ballots online. A voter can visit mnvotes.org to see when a ballot was...
DULUTH, Minn. -- Mark Dayton and Jeff Johnson see the world differently. Very differently. Democratic Gov. Dayton wants the minimum wage to rise as planned because "I believe in the...
The Independence Party candidate for Minnesota governor complains that a Tuesday forum breaks with tradition by leaving her out. Hannah Nicollet told reporters Monday that Independence governor candidates have been included in past forums sponsored by the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce and the Duluth News Tribune. She also said that recent polls have shown voters want "a third-party option." Chamber President David Ross said that the sponsors began organizing the event right after the August primary election. They reached an agreement with Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican Jeff Johnson campaigns.
Political reporters often suffer from bouts of dizziness after listening to political spin they must endure, but perhaps nothing is worse than when MNsure is involved.
Minnesota farmers should not expect their property taxes to fall right away regardless of who is elected governor.
Minnesota's two major governor candidates tend to shy away from saying they would treat greater Minnesota differently than the Twin Cities, but when Gov. Mark Dayton and Jeff Johnson are pressed, differences emerge.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's chief challenger took health insurance cost information the administration released Wednesday and used it hours later against the governor during their first debate.
ST. PAUL -- A soybean farmers from southwestern Minnesota and an official of a taconite mine in the northeast, and more than a dozen others, came to the same conclusion:...
Mark Dayton rode to Redwood Falls City Hall in an immaculate black state-owned 2011 Chevrolet Suburban, driven by a state trooper.
Complex is about to replace controversial in federal farm policy. The much-maligned practice of the federal government paying farmers, whether they needed it or not, is going away. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stopped in St. Paul on Thursday to announce its replacement: two online programs designed to provide farmers money when prices or revenues drop.