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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
January 22, 2019
Thousands of abortion opponents marched on the Minnesota Capitol Tuesday, 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
Thousands march to oppose abortion in St. Paul, say they'll back ultrasound bill
January 22, 2019 - 5:44pm
Danielle Wishard-Tudor on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, became emotional as she spoke with Minnesota lawmakers about her brother Jean Claude Paquier Wishard (pictured in photo) who died in a 2017 distracted driving crash. Dana Ferguson / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Hands-free driving bill takes first step forward in the Capitol
January 22, 2019 - 3:49pm
January 18, 2019

The electrolier illuminated the dome of the Minnesota State Capitol building on the first day of the 2019 legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Michael Longaecker / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Walz urges gun control vote, marijuana groups clash at Capitol in 2nd week of session
January 18, 2019 - 11:20am
January 17, 2019
Greater Minnesota groups to get $1.5 million to grow child care access
January 17, 2019 - 11:19am
January 15, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz and other state officials on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, told reporters about the impact of the partial federal government shutdown on the state budget and discussed plans for mitigating its impact. DANA FERGUSON / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Minnesota feels pinch of government shutdown, enters 'uncharted territory'
January 15, 2019 - 2:44pm
January 14, 2019
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Put the phone down: Minnesota lawmakers renew push for hands-free bill
January 14, 2019 - 6:21pm