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July 4, 2019
Forum file photo.
New law means Minnesota drivers must slow down and steer clear of garbage and recycling trucks
July 4, 2019 - 4:19pm
July 1, 2019
Thousands of abortion opponents march on the Minnesota Capitol Jan. 22, 2019, to mark the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision in Roe v. Wade and to urge restrictions on the procedure. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minn. abortions down slightly in 2018; more out-of-state women cross border for procedure
July 1, 2019 - 5:10pm
June 21, 2019
Seth Moore, director of biology and environment at the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, attaches a transmitter to a moose. Ron Moen photo
Researchers tackle brainworm epidemic in northern Minnesota moose population
June 21, 2019 - 11:45am
May 30, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz signed into law his first budget bill surrounded by preschool students at Bruce Vento Elementary School on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Walz signs $543 million education bill, plans to greenlight rest of $48 billion budget
May 30, 2019 - 3:55pm
May 28, 2019
Minnesota lawmakers returned for a one-day special session Friday, May, 24, 2019, which ran into the early morning hours. The Capitol is pictured here just before sunrise as lawmakers wrapped up their work Saturday, May 25, 2019. Dana Ferguson/ Forum News Service
Here's a look at who came away with wins and losses in the 2019 legislative session
May 28, 2019 - 3:41pm
May 23, 2019
Nicole Smith-Holt speaks with reporters at the Capitol on Monday, May 13. Advocates for Minnesotans with Type 1 diabetes hope lawmakers will approve legislation aimed at providing emergency access to insulin for those who can't afford it. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmakers worry about mistakes in rush to pass state budget, special session planned for Friday
May 23, 2019 - 2:42pm
May 14, 2019
Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, spoke with reporters on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, following a budget negotiation talk in the governor's office. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota budget talks pick up as clock ticks down to strike a deal
May 14, 2019 - 5:13pm
May 8, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan spoke Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at an event highlighting efforts to keep drinking water safe. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Will they take the bait? Spending talks in limbo but deal could come at fishing opener
May 8, 2019 - 4:36pm
April 26, 2019
Minnesota Capitol. Forum News Service
MN Capitol Notebook: Marathon floor sessions make way for the session's biggest debates
April 26, 2019 - 2:35pm
April 23, 2019
DNR commissioner Sarah Strommen
Minnesota DNR commissioner talks budget priorities
April 23, 2019 - 8:30am
February 20, 2019
Sen. Jeff Howe, R-Rockville
Minnesota GOP lawmaker proposes highest fees in nation for hybrid, electric cars
February 20, 2019 - 7:15pm
February 7, 2019
Minnesota House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley, on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, tells attendees at a rally to restore voting rights to felons who have completed their prison terms that their proposal would pass in the House. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Effort to restore voting rights to felons faces early obstacle at Minnesota Capitol
February 7, 2019 - 5:21pm
Gov. Tim Walz speaks with reporters at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, after a conference call with opioid manufacturers and distributors. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Walz asks lawmakers for $15.7 million to fix MNLARS, sets up council on IT
February 7, 2019 - 1:42pm
February 1, 2019
The House floor is seen during the first day of the 2019 session of the Minnesota Legislature at the State Capitol in St. Paul on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Minnesota lawmakers close week 4 with setback for recreational marijuana
February 1, 2019 - 5:14pm
January 23, 2019
Tom Goeltz on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, tells Minnesota lawmakers about his 22-year-old daughter Megan and unborn grandson who died in a crash with a driver found to be using his cell phone in 2016. He also testified in front of Minnesota senators a day later in favor of tougher penalties for distracted drivers. Dana Ferguson / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Hoping to add 'teeth' to texting and driving law, Minnesota lawmakers pass tougher penalties
January 23, 2019 - 12:43pm
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