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February 27, 2017
Despite cost to municipal liquor stores, Minn. lawmakers advance Sunday sales bill
February 27, 2017 - 5:08pm
February 24, 2017
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (center) and U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson met with a half-dozen or so broadband providers Friday in Detroit Lakes.(Meagan Pittelko/Tribune)
Klobuchar, Peterson go to bat for rural broadband
February 24, 2017 - 10:17pm
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 21, 2017
Cindy Woldstad of St. Paul Park, Minn., lets the tears flow Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, during an anti-opioids rally in the Minnesota Capitol. A speaker thanked her for speaking up about a seven-year painkiller addiction. Don Davis / Forum News Serviceplay button
Ex-opioid addict: Doctors only want to prescribe 'pills, pills, pills, pills'
February 21, 2017 - 6:04pm
February 11, 2017
Minnesota House Transportation Chairman Paul Torkelson, left, and John Apitz, representing state railroads, talk before a Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, meeting dealing with rail safety. Don Davis / Forum News Serviceplay button
Oil train numbers drop along with oil prices
February 11, 2017 - 10:18am
Rural schools lead Minnesota teacher shortage
February 11, 2017 - 8:43am
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 24, 2017
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced his prostate cancer diagnosis Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, the day after he fainted while giving his State of the State speech. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service
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Dayton's 70th birthday not what he wanted
January 24, 2017 - 6:42pm
January 23, 2017
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton collapses while giving his annual State of the State Address in the House Chambers of the State Capitol in St. Paul, Monday, January 23, 2017. (St. Paul Pioneer Press: Scott Takushi)play button
Dayton collapses, then walks with aid after State of the State speech
January 23, 2017 - 9:49pm
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 20, 2017
President Donald Trump takes the oath of office from U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts with his wife Melania, and children Barron, Donald, Ivanka and Tiffany at his side during inauguration ceremonies at the Capitol in Washington, Friday. REUTERS/Carlos Barria play button
It's now President Trump, vowing 'America First' in nationalist speech
January 20, 2017 - 4:58pm
January 13, 2017
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 aid bill as debate focuses in rural Minnesota
January 13, 2017 - 9:18am
January 12, 2017
Minnesota tax relief bill passes
January 12, 2017 - 5:25pm
State grants $34 million to expand rural broadband
January 12, 2017 - 7:55am