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February 20, 2018
Karla Bigham takes the oath of office to become a Minnesota senator on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Chief Justice Lori Gildea administers the oath while the new senator's husband, John, holds a Bible. Don Davis / Forum News Service
New legislators start as Legislature begins
February 20, 2018 - 12:34pm
February 19, 2018
Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook is center of attention as he answers a reporter's question during a Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, Forum News Service-sponsored pre-session briefing. From left are Bakk, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, Gov. Mark Dayton, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman. David Oakes / Minnesota Senate photographer
Gun debate begins as Legislature begins 2018 work
February 19, 2018 - 3:03pm
February 17, 2018
Kurt Daudt. Special to Forum News Service
Lawmakers to attend sexual harassment training: Committee seats at stake, Daudt says
February 17, 2018 - 10:43am
Minn. GOP, Dems differ on how much to spend on bonding projects
February 17, 2018 - 10:29am
February 16, 2018
Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook is center of attention as he answers a reporter's question during a Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, Forum News Service-sponsored pre-session briefing. From left are Bakk, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, Gov. Mark Dayton, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman. David Oakes / Minnesota Senate photographer
Minnesota lawmakers must pass own budget, but not much work mandatory
February 16, 2018 - 10:44am
February 9, 2018
Minnesota's political leaders do not always agree when they sit at the same table answering reporters' questions. Here, in a 2016 pre-session briefing, Gov. Mark Dayton, left, and House Speaker Kurt Daudt discuss a difference. They will be at the same table on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, previewing this year's legislative session. Zach Kayser / Forum News Service
Gov. Dayton, legislative leaders to answer questions together
February 9, 2018 - 11:50am
January 16, 2018
Commissioner Myron Frans of Minnesota Management and Budget announces a $1.5 billion public works proposal Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. With him is President Eric Kaler of the University of Minnesota. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton announced $1.5 billion construction proposal
January 16, 2018 - 12:31pm
December 18, 2017
Minnesota state Rep. Tim Miller
State Rep. Tim Miller ends campaign for U.S. Congress, to run for re-election
December 18, 2017 - 12:35pm
December 12, 2017
Derek Webb
Minnesota State, faculty union agree on new contract
December 12, 2017 - 12:51pm
April 14, 2017
The Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria expects to benefit from a bill that reduces restrictions on investments. (Echo Press file photo)
Bill helps county hospitals by loosening investment restrictions
April 14, 2017 - 6:17am
December 2, 2016
House minority leader-elect Melissa Hortman of Brooklyn Park looks on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, as Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook praises Democratic Gov. Mark for how he has managed the state budget. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Minnesota reports state budget surplus, but with federal uncertainty
December 2, 2016 - 4:50pm
November 30, 2016
Mary Franson
Local lawmakers assigned to committees
November 30, 2016 - 6:00am
November 25, 2016
Anderson
Anderson to lead ag policy committee
November 25, 2016 - 7:00am
November 18, 2016
LETTER: Upcoming session holds challenges
November 18, 2016 - 8:00am
October 5, 2016
LETTER: Per diem and expenses add up
October 5, 2016 - 1:00am