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February 21, 2018
(Left to right) Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr, Attorney General Lori Swanson, and Pollution Control Agency Commissioner John Linc Stine discuss the uses of the $850 million settlement between the state and 3M on Feb. 21. Katie Nelson / Forum News Service
3M settlement money earmarked for water improvements
February 21, 2018 - 7:40pm
Families share shocking stories of elder abuse at Minn. care centers
February 21, 2018 - 6:31pm
February 20, 2018
Demonstrators with the gun control advocacy group Mom's Demand Action rally in the Rotunda on the opening day of the 2018 Minnesota Legislature at the Minnesota State Capitol Building on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. John Autey / Pioneer Press
Gun control rally at Minn. Capitol draws unexpected crowd
February 20, 2018 - 7:46pm
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
February 19, 2018 - 3:03pm
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