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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
14 hours 22 min ago
February 17, 2018
Mark Dayton and Kurt Daudt. Special to Forum News Service
What do federal tax changes mean in Minn.?: Lawmakers decide if taxpayers pay less
February 17, 2018 - 10:43am
February 12, 2018
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman listens to others as city and county emergency services leaders discuss Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, how to prepare for potential oil train disasters. Don Davis / Forum News Service file photo
Chris Coleman drops out of Minnesota governor race
February 12, 2018 - 5:17pm
February 9, 2018
U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan said Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, that he is retiring at the end of the current term. File photo / Forum News Service
Rick Nolan, a three-term Democratic congressman from Minn., says he won't run for re-election
February 9, 2018 - 9:47am
February 7, 2018
Minnesota state Rep. Paul Thissen, a former House speaker, dropped out of the governor's race Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, after a poor showing the night before in a Democratic straw poll. He is shown at a Minnesota Newspaper Association forum in January 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Analysis: Democrats' Trumpphobia continues to energize Minnesota base
February 7, 2018 - 5:35pm
February 5, 2018
Former U.S. Rep. Michele Bachman shows support for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, Nov. 6, 2016. File photo / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Bachmann not running: 'Not hearing any call from God'
February 5, 2018 - 6:29pm
February 4, 2018
Spaces between us: Racial disparities persist in ND, Minnesota
February 4, 2018 - 8:30am
February 1, 2018
Anita Sandborgh distributes ballots in a crowded Republican precinct room in Cottage Grove at the 2016 Minnesota precinct caucuses. In the Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, caucuses, those attending will cast straw poll ballots for governor.  Scott Wente / Forum News Service
Next week, Minnesota's caucuses expected to be more manageable than 2016
February 1, 2018 - 1:05pm
January 30, 2018
Jan Malcolm begins her second tenure as Minnesota health commissioner Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, after Gov. Mark Dayton announced her appointment. About 19 years ago she was in that job for then-Gov. Jesse Ventura. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Fixing Minnesota elder abuse failures is new commissioner's first job
January 30, 2018 - 12:10pm
January 29, 2018
The Paul Bunyan statue in downtown Bemidji is adorned with a Minnesota Wild jersey for a late-night photo shoot to promote the city's selection as Hockey Day Minnesota for 2019. The jersey was immediately taken off after the photo. (Submitted photo)
Bemidji Council discusses dressing Paul Bunyan with Hockey Day planners
January 29, 2018 - 11:11pm
January 22, 2018
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks back to his office after the Senate voted to reopen government. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
Shutdown ends after Democrats agree to trust that McConnell will allow 'dreamer' vote
January 22, 2018 - 8:18pm
Nolan's 'Farm Forum' in Park Rapids is cancelled
January 22, 2018 - 11:27am
Rick Rayburn of Rutledge, Minn. points to the paperwork he was given when signing up for MNSure health insurance. After signing up for the insurance Rick and his wife Rose were placed on medical assistance. Once on MA, without notification from the State of Minnesota, liens were placed on their property to recover the costs of the insurance. (Clint Austin / Forum News Service)
Minnesotans fight to change federal law allowing government to recover estates for Medicaid costs
January 22, 2018 - 6:00am
January 19, 2018
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) heads to the Senate floor after a meeting with fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 19, 2018. Senate Democrats on Friday night blocked passage of a month-long stopgap spending bill to keep the government funded, leaving only a few hours to find a path forward before much of the government was set to shut down after midnight. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Funding for government lapses as short-term spending bill stalls in the Senate
January 19, 2018 - 10:06pm
January 17, 2018
Sen. Klobuchar collects on Vikings-Saints wager
January 17, 2018 - 9:16pm
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