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April 13, 2017
Emily Piper, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, discusses mental health care at the Community Behavioral Health Hospital in Baxter April 11 as Adam Rees, Essentia Health Central Region president, looks on. Zach Kayser/ Forum News Serviceplay button
Mental health beds at risk in budget plan
April 13, 2017 - 5:04pm
April 12, 2017
County gets $60,000 for Brophy Park trails
April 12, 2017 - 7:53am
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
April 7, 2017
Minnesota state Rep. Tim Miller of Prinsburg reacts March 23, 2016, to protesters who stopped a state House meeting. On Friday, April 7, 2017, he announced he is running for the U.S. House. Don Davis / Forum News Service
State legislator launches west Minnesota U.S. House campaign, hopes to replace Peterson
April 7, 2017 - 3:44pm
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Tree cutting at Brophy Park part of bigger plans
April 7, 2017 - 11:42am
April 5, 2017
Gary Wertish (left), president of the Minnesota Farmers Union, speaks Thursday, March 31, 2017, in Alexandria, during one of a series on statewide meeting to hears concerns from residents in rural Minnesota. At right is Emily Piper, Minnesota commisioner of human services. (Jeff Beach | Echo Press)
Poor ag economy, health insurance costs weighing on farmers
April 5, 2017 - 6:00pm
"It's always difficult to recruit based on their impressions of what it's like living beyond the Twin Cities or big cities," said Rep. Bud Nornes, R-Fergus Falls, seen here in this file photo. "So, we need to do all we can to have those folks that are ready and willing to come out where they'll find that living is great." Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota House, governor support $14 million to train rural doctors
April 5, 2017 - 4:24pm
April 4, 2017
Fleet Farm challenges property assessment
April 4, 2017 - 6:09pm
Jay Jenson (right), NorthStar Christian Academy director, testified Thursday, March 9 in support of a bill by Sen. Justin Eichorn (left), R-Grand Rapids, that would allow public school students to earn credits at his institute in Alexandria. (Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service)
Proposal to accept private school credits at public schools dies
April 4, 2017 - 1:02pm
Real ID bill advances in Senate
April 4, 2017 - 11:31am
April 3, 2017
Property Tax Chairman Steve Drazkowski of Mazeppa talks about a tax bill the Minnesota House considered on Thursday, March 30, 2017.  Looking on is Rep. Dan Fabian of Roseau. Don Davis / Forum News Service
3 Minnesota tax plans have $1 billion differential
April 3, 2017 - 7:01pm
Someone got a DWI in your car? Law says state can't take it
April 3, 2017 - 6:44pm
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
Minnesota state union workers rally Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in favor of more money for some programs and more safety for state workers. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Early-childhood education money in dispute
March 31, 2017 - 1:00pm
Driver's license changes advance Real ID bill in MN Senate
March 31, 2017 - 9:15am