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Paul Gazelka

February 9, 2018
Minnesota's political leaders do not always agree when they sit at the same table answering reporters' questions. Here, in a 2016 pre-session briefing, Gov. Mark Dayton, left, and House Speaker Kurt Daudt discuss a difference. They will be at the same table on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, previewing this year's legislative session. Zach Kayser / Forum News Service
Gov. Dayton, legislative leaders to answer questions together
February 9, 2018 - 11:50am
May 17, 2017
Chairman Jim Knobloch of the Minnesota House Ways and Means Committee is all smiles Tuesday, May 16, 2017, as he walks to budget negotiations in the governor's office. Don Davis /  Forum News Service
Minnesota budget still undone, but leaders report progress as deadline nears
May 17, 2017 - 7:36am
May 16, 2017
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt, left, and Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka brief reporters Tuesday, May 16, 2017, on the status of state budget negotiations. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota budget still undone, but leaders report progress as deadline nears
May 16, 2017 - 7:03pm
May 11, 2017
Minnesota state Reps. Mary Murphy of Hermantown and Greg Davids of Preston talk on the House floor Wednesday, May 10, 2017, as fellow lawmakers debate a transportation funding bill. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Legislature slows budget work as senator heads to ill father
May 11, 2017 - 8:16am
April 16, 2017
Myron Frans, Minnesota's top finance official, says on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, that Republicans rely on "fuzzy math" for their budget plans. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Deep into session, Minn. legislators look for starting line
April 16, 2017 - 12:37pm
March 11, 2017
Minnesota state Rep. Julie Sandstede of Hibbing wonders on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, if a bill providing tax breaks to teachers who get advanced degrees in the fields they teach would help speciality teachers.  Don Davis / Forum News Service
Rapid session greets Minnesota legislative freshmen
March 11, 2017 - 8:15am
February 20, 2017
KLN Family Brands, a major employer in Perham, will have to replace 15 to 20 employees with vocational skills who plan to retire within the next five years. Forum News Serviceplay button
Businesses seek solutions for aging rural workforce
February 20, 2017 - 3:00pm
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
January 5, 2017
Legislative notebook: Lawmakers urge better college funding in 2017
January 5, 2017 - 3:00pm
January 3, 2017
Minnesota Justice G. Barry Anderson talks to Sen. Scott Newman of Hutchinson before the Senate convened for the year on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Ceremony dominates policy as Minnesota Capitol reopens, Legislature gathers
January 3, 2017 - 8:27pm
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 17, 2016
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