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May 23, 2017
The long hours take their toll on Senators as they listen to Ron Latz, (DFL), St. Louis Park speak on the final day of the regular session at the State Capitol in St. Paul,  Monday, May 22, 2017.  Scott Takushi \ Pioneer Press
Bipartisan work gives greater Minnesota legislative success
May 23, 2017 - 5:09pm
May 8, 2017
Farhio Khalif testifies to a Minnesota House committee Wednesday, May 3, 2017, about a procedure she underwent as a child known as female genital mutilation, also called female circumcision. With her is Rep. Mary Franson of Alexandria, sponsor of a bill making the procedure a felony; parents could be prosecuted under the bill. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmakers seeking increased female mutilation penalties
May 8, 2017 - 3:20pm
May 6, 2017
Osakis Public School fourth-graders Josee Hartshorn, Rachel Moore and Jaclyn Dietrich (left to right) get an up-close look at some turtles during the annual Groundwater Festival at the Runestone Community Center in Alexandria Wednesday.  The festival provides a variety of educational opportunities related to water quality and water resources. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
Wonders of Water
May 6, 2017 - 9:01am
May 4, 2017
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer Julie Siems uses K-9 officer Brady, a golden retriever mix, to detect zebra mussels in a boat at the Pike Lake boat landing north of Duluth Thursday morning. Clint Austin / Forum News Serviceplay button
DNR adds more dogs to sniff out zebra mussels as efforts ramp up
May 4, 2017 - 8:21pm
April 27, 2017
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Westrom helps shape ag, environment bills
April 27, 2017 - 4:22pm
Friday meeting to address ag, environment legislative issues
April 27, 2017 - 7:48am
April 14, 2017
Learn to establish positive work environment at Chamber's spring luncheon
April 14, 2017 - 6:02am
April 11, 2017
Fish and Wildlife Service officer Heidi Kueller dodges flying carp during the Asian Carp assessment on the Illinois River in this Fish and Wildlife Service photo.
Klobuchar, Franken among senators asking Trump to release Asian carp project
April 11, 2017 - 4:45pm
March 31, 2017
Minnesota state Rep. Paul Torkelson of Hanska explains a transportation fundingi bill he sponsors on March 31, 2017. With him is Rep. Linda Runbeck of Circle Pines. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Transportation bills pass, starting the real Minnesota talks
March 31, 2017 - 4:50pm
March 29, 2017
Minnesota state Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer of Big Lake says on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, a bill from her committee helps fund new election equipment. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
March 29, 2017 - 9:07pm
March 7, 2017
Minnesota state Sen. Erik Simonson of Duluth looks through paperwork Tuesday, March 7, 2017, before telling a Senate committee that he feels cities should have the right to ban plastic bags. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmakers look to dump city plastic bag bans
March 7, 2017 - 3:50pm
February 27, 2017
North Dakota considers creating Department of Environmental Quality
February 27, 2017 - 10:00pm
February 26, 2017
A mourning dove sits in a tree. Photo by Laura Erickson / Special to Forum News Service
Cook: Another kind of winter: dove, robin, cardinal
February 26, 2017 - 9:15am
A white-tailed buck pauses in the woods on a fall morning. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, with the public's help, is developing a deer management plan. DNR officials held a meeting in Duluth on Wednesday night to get input on deer management issues. Forum News Service file photo
Duluth group sounds off about deer management preferences
February 26, 2017 - 7:00am
December 30, 2016
LETTER: Pandora's box was opened
December 30, 2016 - 7:00am