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 -- Pipe dreams expressed early in the 2014 Minnesota legislative session gave way to pipelines as it neared an end Friday night. The House adjourned for the year...
Public construction projects across the state will receive more than $1 billion while some Minnesotans' property taxes will fall slightly after legislators wrapped up two key bills Friday.
ST. PAUL - Minnesota representatives approved a pair of public works funding bills spending more than $1 billion early today as lawmakers head toward what they hope is adjournment for...
ST. PAUL -- Angie Weaver shed tears, again. "This means the world to our family," the Hibbing mother said between tears of joy Thursday, hoping her daughter will be able...
Minnesotans convicted of crimes long ago, but who have turned their lives around, may get a new lease on life. A bill Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law Wednesday gives judges more options to permanently seal records of reformed offenders.
The Minnesota House expects to debate a public works funding bill today without a controversial house fire sprinkler provision and with partial funding for a southwest Minnesota water project, but possibly without enough Republican support for the statewide construction plan to pass.
Minnesota lawmakers are on the verge of considering a bill that would help prevent oil train disasters and respond better if they occur, but the bill includes nothing about pipeline safety.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota smartphones next year must include a way to disable them when stolen. Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill into law Wednesday requiring mobile telephone companies to...
How attempts to legalize marijuana will proceed remained unclear Monday. House and Senate authors continued to oppose the other's bill after they discussed how to proceed. Both chambers overwhelmingly passed medical marijuana bills last week.
Rod Skoe doesn't understand why Sunday drinkers can't plan ahead. Roger Reinert doesn't understand why the state puts Minnesota liquor stores at a disadvantage to those in Wisconsin.