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U.S. Rep. Tim Walz speaks to the 2016 Farmfest in southwestern Minnesota. On Monday, March 27, 2017, he announced he is running for goveronr. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Congressman Walz enters Minnesota governor race
March 27, 2017 - 10:35am
March 24, 2017
Larry Pogemiller, Minnesota higher education commissioner, testifies at a Senate higher education hearing on a funding bill he said falls well below the amount Gov. Mark Dayton's wants. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service
Higher education bills call for Minnesota State tuition freezes
March 24, 2017 - 3:28pm
Rep. Rod Hamilton, Minnesota House agriculture chairman, proposed a agriculture funding bill that would replace Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed $1 million pollinator protection account for the Department of Agriculture to with $500,000 for University of Minnesota pollinator research. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service
Agriculture funding bills prioritize new Minnesota crops
March 24, 2017 - 2:34pm
Fish and Wildlife obtains wetland easement
March 24, 2017 - 7:00am
March 22, 2017
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle tell reporters Wednesday, March 22, 2017, that quick action is needed to get more than $100 million in federal transportation funds. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. transportation funding debate enters third verse
March 22, 2017 - 5:38pm
The Prairie Correctional Facility was opened to tours by the public prior to the push for legislation to reopen it in 2016. Visitors are in one of the housing units known as pods. Forum News Service file photo
Coalition continues to oppose private prison in western Minn.
March 22, 2017 - 11:02am
March 21, 2017
Minnesota House Republicans detail $6 billion transportation plan
March 21, 2017 - 10:35pm
March 20, 2017
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt points to a chart showing House Republican budget plans on Monday, March 20, 2107. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. GOP proposes $1.35 billion in tax cuts as budget debate nears
March 20, 2017 - 5:14pm
March 19, 2017
Dan Wilfond, right, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fisheries specialist at French River, prepares to measure a northern pike while doing a fisheries survey on Grand Lake north of Duluth in 2015. At left is Peter Nasby, a DNR fisheries intern. Forum News Servce file photo
Outdoor groups urge Minn. lawmakers to approve fee increases
March 19, 2017 - 11:00am
March 17, 2017
Undated courtesy photo, circa Jan. 2017, of Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, Minnesota's  48th Lt. Governor. This is her official portrait. Photo courtesy of the Office of Governor Mark Dayton & Lt. Governor Tina Smith.
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith won't run for governor in 2018
March 17, 2017 - 8:24pm
LETTER: Trump on Mount Rushmore?
March 17, 2017 - 7:00am
March 15, 2017
COMMENTARY: An early start for a strong farm bill
March 15, 2017 - 7:00am
March 14, 2017
Minnesota state Rep. Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake tells reporters Tuesday, March 14, 2017, that he is disappointed his bill designed to help people get prescriptions their doctors think would help the most cannot get a House committee hearing. Don Davis / Forum News Serviceplay button
Minn. lawmaker tells chairman not to 'cower behind gavel' over prescription medicine issue
March 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
March 12, 2017
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson's winning entry, the "Right to Bear Arms Hotdish," included actual bear meat. It was one of 10 entries in this year's Hotdish Competition hosted by Sen. Al Franken. Special to Forum News Service
Peterson's staff cooks up a winner in senator's hotdish competition
March 12, 2017 - 10:30am
March 10, 2017
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ND, Minn. delegations discuss wiretapping claims, travel ban and more
March 10, 2017 - 7:00pm
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