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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To someone walking in late, dozens of people sitting in folding chairs may have looked like they were part of a mime class. It would have been pretty obvious to the latecomer that each was pretending to hold a beach ball. But to those of us entering senior citizen status, as well as those well into that part of life, the exercise could be a lifesaver.
St. Cloud needs a state human rights office, Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday as questions mount about economic differences between white and black Minnesotans.
Taiwan is on a small island, depending on the American farm belt for much of its grain, so officials from there on Monday signed documents in Minnesota indicating they plan to buy up to $2.5 billion worth of corn and soybeans in the next two years.
Minnesota House Republicans have stepped up their push for pipelines to replace trains carrying North Dakota crude oil across the state, including trying to blame Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton for a pipeline setback.
Gov. Mark Dayton supports a pipeline to carry North Dakota crude oil across northern Minnesota, but Thursday said it is not his role to get involved in the details.
ST. PAUL -- Finding gasoline mixed with higher percentages of ethanol soon will be easier for Upper Midwest motorists. A federal grant is due to help fund 620 new "blender...
If it is September, then elected officials in Washington must be talking about short-term budget fixes. In what has become commonplace, Congress will not approve a full budget by the...
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators could not decide whether video from police-worn body cameras should be public, so cities across the state are asking the Dayton administration to keep most...
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota regulators must rewind their work on the Sandpiper crude oil pipeline after a state Appeals Court panel Monday overturned a June decision that the project is...
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton says Minnesotans will be able to fish for Mille Lacs Lake walleyes this winter. The governor Thursday said that he ordered Natural Resources Commissioner...