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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Minnesota leaders say they can avoid a pricey special legislative session and still provide local governments money as they recover from early-summer floods. A new $3 million state disaster fund may be enough to reimburse local governments until legislators return to work Jan. 6, but Gov. Mark Dayton said his administration will continue to monitor the situation and could convene the Legislature if government leaders say they are running short of money. A memorandum sent Tuesday from the state finance commissioner and emergency management director laid out the situation.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's new disaster fund may be enough to reimburse local governments for early-summer flood-fighting costs until legislators return to work Jan. 6. That is the gist of...
ST. PAUL -- U.S. Sen. Al Franken's election opponent is trying to make a campaign issue out of a video shot two years ago showing the senator holding two traffic...
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Al Franken sat with a dozen St. Cloud workforce leaders to accept their thanks for working on a bill they say will help Minnesotans seeking jobs...
Summer unofficially is in the history books, so it is Minnesota political season. It is time when voters may turn more attention to campaigns leading up to the Nov. 4 election. There are local races that attract some, but most Minnesotans who care about such things will focus on the U.S. Senate and governor races.
Two U.S. House races in Minnesota are getting far more national attention than usual. ABC News lists House district campaigns across the northern and western parts of the state as two of the five most interesting races in the country. ABC's Noah Weiland reports that "Republicans have admitted the GOP needs to change the perception of being a party of 'stuffy old men,' and this year’s crop of congressional candidates could help with that makeover ... (including a) Minnesotan whose hair has earned him the nickname 'the Republican Brad Pitt.'" He also highlights "the sightless state senator who’s never lost an election."
ST. PAUL -- Two U.S. House races in Minnesota are getting far more national attention than usual. ABC News lists House district campaigns across the northern and western parts of...
Political challengers proposed debating incumbents. Incumbents pared down the challengers' lists. The governor sat motionless as two buckets of ice were dumped on him.
Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson promises to plant more flowers.
Jeff Johnson was 8 years old when Mark Dayton got involved in government, working for then-U.S. Sen. Walter Mondale.