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February 24, 2017
Minnesota state Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe, soeajs against Sunday liquor sales during a House floor session Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, citing concern over alcohol's impact on children and young people. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service
Sunday liquor sales, banned since statehood, inches forward in Minnesota
February 24, 2017 - 2:00pm
February 6, 2017
Brenda Cassellius, commissioner with the Minnesota Department of Education, presented Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal to the House Education Finance Committee Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. (Forum News Service photo by Maureen McMullen)
Dayton proposal includes extra $371 million for public schools
February 6, 2017 - 2:00pm
January 23, 2017
State legislators watch as Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signs the first bill of the year into law on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. It matches state law with federal tax law and provides $21 million in tax relief. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
CAPITOL CHATTER: Partial quick start for Minnesota Legislature
January 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
Mknnesota state Sens. Michele Benson of Ham Lake and Tony Lourey of Kerrick discuss a  health insurance bill in the Senate on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Senators pass health insurance premium aid bill, debate focuses on rural Minnesota
January 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
January 9, 2017
A major highway construction project in Detroit Lakes is 'over the hump' but will still delay traffic heading to and from WE Fest Aug. 6-8. Here, crews pave the Highway 10 Frontage Road in front of the MnDOT building Thursday. Officials hope to have the frontage road open for WE Fest, taking some pressure off a new overpass being built in the same area on Highway 59. Photo by Brian Basham.
Agreement continues on state transportation needs, not funding
January 9, 2017 - 3:00pm
Capitol Chatter: Broadband not a top 2017 topic
January 9, 2017 - 12:08am
January 8, 2017
Rep. Matt Dean talks to reporters while he was House majority leader, position he held in 2011 and 2012. (Forum Communications photo by Don Davis)
Health insurance No. 1 Minnesota issue
January 8, 2017 - 10:18am
January 5, 2017
Legislative notebook: Lawmakers urge better college funding in 2017
January 5, 2017 - 3:00pm
December 30, 2016
State Senator Paul Gazelka, right, listened to members of the Wadena County Mental Health Task Force discuss needs in rural Minnesota. At left, Sara Stone, with Tri-County Health Care, helped to facilitate the meeting. Anna Erickson/Pioneer Journal
Mental health task force helping to shape state agenda
December 30, 2016 - 12:08am
December 26, 2016
House minority leader-elect Melissa Hortman listens to an answer at the Forum News Service-sponsored pre-session briefing on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, in St. Paul. Pictured from left to right are Senate minority leader-elect Tom Bakk, Senate majority leader-elect Paul Gazelka and House Speaker Kurt Daudt. Forum News Service photo by Chad Richardson
Dayton, Daudt head into session with 'damaged relationship,' with no health insurance help on its way
December 26, 2016 - 12:08am
December 17, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota called well run by news company
December 17, 2016 - 12:10am
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 17, 2016 - 12:08am
December 7, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Legislature by the numbers
December 7, 2016 - 8:15am
November 27, 2016
Rep. Ryan Winkler of Golden Valley briefs reporters Friday, May 3, 2013, about his proposal to raise the minimum wage. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota's 2018 campaign season underway
November 27, 2016 - 12:08am
November 17, 2016
Police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile charged with manslaughter
November 17, 2016 - 8:04am