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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Jim Abeler woke up in his Holiday Inn room at 6:30 a.m. today and soon began going over the speech of his life. The state representative from Anoka was preparing for today's opening of the Minnesota Republican state convention at Rochester's Mayo Civic Center. This is the day the 2,200 delegates are to endorse a U.S. Senate candidate to challenge incumbent Democrat Al Franken.
Minnesota Republicans are looking for any opportunity to get a foothold in a state government dominated by Democrats.
Fighting a war means taking victories where they come, like Minnesota's attempt to stop invasive carp from getting a foothold in the state's waters.
American Indians volunteer for the U.S. military in higher percentages than any other ethnic group, and now Minnesota officially recognizes that accomplishment.
Minnesota Republican governor candidate Kurt Zellers Thursday announced his running mate, Perham's Dean Simpson, but he said still does not know if he will seek the state convention endorsement or just go directly to the summer primary election.
The Minnesota Republican convention is a week and a half away, so governor candidates are doing everything they can to get delegate support.
Minnesota farmers are happy that lawmakers lowered some farm property taxes, but small businesses complain that a higher minimum wage and a bill giving them more legal exposure will hurt.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota state Sen. Kent Eken fought for years to increase pay for those who care for the elderly and disabled, but as state legislators wound down their...
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.