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August 31, 2018
Minnesota governor candidates Democrat Tim Walz, left, and Republican Jeff Johnson debate Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at the Minnesota State Fair. The event was organized by Minnesota Public Radio. Dave Orrick / St. Paul Pioneer Press
It's fair time, so Minnesota governor's race hits high gear
August 31, 2018 - 3:39pm
August 15, 2018
Minnesota governor candidates U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, left, and Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson share a laugh before a recent forum in Mankato. Democratic voters picked Walz and Republicans voted for Johnson in the Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, primary election. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Governor's race: Trump endorses Johnson; Walz strong in Twin Cities, southern Minnesota
August 15, 2018 - 4:53pm
August 14, 2018
Governor candidate Tim Walz speaks to the June 2018 Minnesota Democratic convention. He was not endorsed then, but came out ahead in Tuesday's primary vote. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Walz, Johnson win governor primaries; to face off in fall
August 14, 2018 - 10:07pm
August 8, 2018
Governor candidate Jeff Johnson says at Farmfest Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, that he grew up in greater Minnesota, so understands issues there. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Farmers crowd into hear Minnesota governor candidates at Farmfest
August 8, 2018 - 6:46pm
August 7, 2018
Candidates for the southern Minnesota U.S. House district gather after a Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, Farmfest forum near Redwood Falls. From left are Carla Nelson, Jim Hagedorn and Dan Feehan. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Rural Minnesota congressional hopefuls agree on farm visa program
August 7, 2018 - 6:42pm
July 5, 2018
Former Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Scott Pruitt.
Minnesotans' reactions mixed on EPA chief departure
July 5, 2018 - 5:00pm
June 28, 2018
Ag lawmakers ready for farm bill negotiations
June 28, 2018 - 7:14pm
June 21, 2018
Minnesota state Rep. Greg Davids says the Pledge of Allegiance during the 2018 legislative session. On Thursday, June 21, 2018, he praised a U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing states to collect sales tax for most online purchases. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Supreme Court's online sales tax ruling called a victory for Minnesota businesses
June 21, 2018 - 4:31pm
June 3, 2018
Democratic Minnesota governor candidate Erin Murphy, right, and running mate  Erin Maye Quade wave to the state convention crowd Sunday, June 3, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
DFL notebook: Erin, Erin on Minnesota ticket
June 3, 2018 - 5:45pm
June 2, 2018
Minnesota governor candidate Erin Murphy waits on stairs as state Rep. Ilhan Omar introduces her Saturday, June 2, 2018, as seen on the large screen in the background, at the state DFL convention in Rochester. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Murphy endorsed, but Walz to challenge in primary
June 2, 2018 - 6:35pm
June 1, 2018
Amy Klobuchar accepts Minnesota Democrats' third endorsement for U.S. senator Friday night, June 1, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota Democrats endorse Smith, Klobuchar
June 1, 2018 - 9:09pm
May 27, 2018
Despite divisions, Farm Bill still a priority for passage
May 27, 2018 - 6:37am
May 23, 2018
Gov. Mark Dayton. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton vetoes most legislative session work
May 23, 2018 - 4:38pm
May 16, 2018
Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka of Nisswa, front, listens to a reporter's question Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Looking on is Tax Chairman Roger Chamberlain of Lino Lakes. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota bonding loses, tax bill faces veto
May 16, 2018 - 4:03pm
May 15, 2018
Former state emloyee Scott Stillman testifies about day care fraud in front of a Minnesota Senate committee Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Child care fraud-terrorism connection report bothers Minnesota lawmakers
May 15, 2018 - 9:39pm
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