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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
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith says on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, she accepts the appointment to the U.S. Senate and will run for Senate next year. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Commentary: 2018 to be politically busy, busy, busy in Minnesota
January 9, 2018 - 12:48pm
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
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
January 5, 2017
Legislative notebook: Lawmakers urge better college funding in 2017
January 5, 2017 - 3:00pm
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
August 29, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Dayton says clean water tops light rail politics
August 29, 2016 - 12:10am
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, left, and Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk announce on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, that there will be no special legislative session to pass a tax bill and fund public works projects. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
No tax cuts. No construction work. No special session.
August 29, 2016 - 12:10am
August 21, 2016
Minnesota leaders walk outside to talk to reporters Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, after they failed to reach a deal to call a special legislative session. From left are House Speaker Kurt Daudt, Gov. Mark Dayton and Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Happy faces, not happy talk for special session
August 21, 2016 - 12:08am