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May 12, 2016
Alexandria Mayor Sara Carlson, first vice president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, speaks at a news conference at the Minnesota Senate Wednesday. (Contributed photo)
Rural cities urge legislators to take action
May 12, 2016 - 8:20am
May 11, 2016
Legislature in limbo after bonding bill is defeated
May 11, 2016 - 12:00am
April 16, 2016
Sen. Torrey Westrom (R), left, said he's gotten his hair cut for 15 years by Ken Kirkpatrick at Capital Barbers in the basement of the State Office Building in St. Paul on Thursday, March 31, 2016. "He's very good. He's very convenient. He has free popcorn and he gives you a good neck shave with a straight edge razor," said Westrom. "And he owes me money," joked Kirkpatrick, who plans to retire soon. (Jean Pieri | Pioneer Pressi)
Capitol’s ‘Ken the Barber’ selling the shop to semi-retire
April 16, 2016 - 8:00am
April 12, 2016
Minnesota state Rep. Jason Rarick of Pine City, decked out in a fireworks tie, says on Monday, April 11, that a fireworks bill he supports would allow Minnesotans to buy the same type of fireworks they can in North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. (Don Davis | Forum News Service)
Minnesota House lights up fireworks
April 12, 2016 - 2:34pm
April 11, 2016
Anderson, Backer, Westrom get party's nod for re-election
April 11, 2016 - 11:40am
April 7, 2016
Westrom wants to re-open prison in Appleton
April 7, 2016 - 12:11pm
April 1, 2016
Franson supports Real ID measure
April 1, 2016 - 12:00am
This photograph shows the rear of a Lexus SUV equipped with Google self-driving sensors during a media preview of Google's prototype autonomous vehicles in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage, Reuters)
Westrom supports self-driving vehicles
April 1, 2016 - 12:00am
March 25, 2016
'Laura's Law' would stiffen penalties for concealing a body
March 25, 2016 - 1:49pm
Minnesota Rep. Mary Franson of Alexandria announces legislation on Monday, March 21, written to attract and retain child care workers. Behind her are (left) Rep. Jeff Backer of Browns Valley and John Persell of Bemidji. (Photo by Don Davis, Forum News Service)
Lawmakers look to retain child care providers
March 25, 2016 - 12:00am
March 18, 2016
Wineries seek tax break
March 18, 2016 - 10:53am
March 10, 2016
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says in his State of the State speech Wednesday night, March 9, that his top priority is to save the state's fiscal condition. (Don Davis | Forum News Service)
Dayton spells out legislative plan
March 10, 2016 - 7:56am
March 9, 2016
Buffer strips are designed to protect water by filtering out phosphorus, nitrogen and sediment. (Contributed photo)
Farmers will be able to see buffer maps soon
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am
Bill Ingebrigtsen, state senator (R-Alexandria)
Ingebrigtsen expects gas tax battle
March 9, 2016 - 12:00am
March 5, 2016
Minnesota state Sen. Kent Eken of Twin Valley explains a constitutional amendment proposal to dedicate funding to elder and disabled care Thursday, March 3. With him is Rep. Jerry Newton of Coon Rapids. (Don Davis | Forum News Service)
Dedicated funding sought for Minnesota elderly care
March 5, 2016 - 1:00pm
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