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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A pair of greater Minnesota organizations seeks more than half of an expected $1 billion state budget surplus for their priorities.
Minnesotans lost their ability to protect livestock and pets when a federal court ordered wolves to return to the endangered species list, a Minnesota House committee heard Tuesday.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers look longingly at North Dakota, or more accurately wish they had oil income the state to the west enjoys. Now, Steven Elbow of The Capital...
Rural Minnesota has some striking differences with Minneapolis and St. Paul, but also some surprising similarities.
ST. PAUL -- Many Minnesota public safety workers say they are not prepared to deal with an oil train or pipeline accident. They told the state Public Safety Department they...
Flu and norovirus cases increased last year just as the Ebola scare eased in Minnesota, creating one of the busiest infectious disease years health experts remember.
ST. PAUL -- Plunging oil prices do not immediately mean fewer trains will cross Minnesota, a state railroad expert says. North Dakota oilfield activity has slowed since prices tumbled, but...
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton's wish to start all football games after noon would result in a penalty, the University of Minnesota president says. "The governor and I had...
Much of the higher education talk from Minnesota political leaders this year is about improving the workforce by training and retraining people in the state's two-year colleges and technical schools, but President Eric Kaler of the University of Minnesota reminds legislators that his school trains workers, too.
The death of 4-year-old Eric Dean in west-central Minnesota is producing state legislative discussions about how to improve child abuse investigations.