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July 1, 2019
Thousands of abortion opponents march on the Minnesota Capitol Jan. 22, 2019, to mark the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision in Roe v. Wade and to urge restrictions on the procedure. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minn. abortions down slightly in 2018; more out-of-state women cross border for procedure
July 1, 2019 - 5:10pm
June 21, 2019
Seth Moore, director of biology and environment at the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, attaches a transmitter to a moose. Ron Moen photo
Researchers tackle brainworm epidemic in northern Minnesota moose population
June 21, 2019 - 11:45am
May 30, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz signed into law his first budget bill surrounded by preschool students at Bruce Vento Elementary School on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Walz signs $543 million education bill, plans to greenlight rest of $48 billion budget
May 30, 2019 - 3:55pm
May 28, 2019
Minnesota lawmakers returned for a one-day special session Friday, May, 24, 2019, which ran into the early morning hours. The Capitol is pictured here just before sunrise as lawmakers wrapped up their work Saturday, May 25, 2019. Dana Ferguson/ Forum News Service
Here's a look at who came away with wins and losses in the 2019 legislative session
May 28, 2019 - 3:41pm
May 23, 2019
Nicole Smith-Holt speaks with reporters at the Capitol on Monday, May 13. Advocates for Minnesotans with Type 1 diabetes hope lawmakers will approve legislation aimed at providing emergency access to insulin for those who can't afford it. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmakers worry about mistakes in rush to pass state budget, special session planned for Friday
May 23, 2019 - 2:42pm
May 22, 2019
Walz signs plan to make drug companies pay for fallout of opioid epidemic into law
May 22, 2019 - 5:52pm
May 14, 2019
Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, spoke with reporters on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, following a budget negotiation talk in the governor's office. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota budget talks pick up as clock ticks down to strike a deal
May 14, 2019 - 5:13pm
May 8, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan spoke Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at an event highlighting efforts to keep drinking water safe. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Will they take the bait? Spending talks in limbo but deal could come at fishing opener
May 8, 2019 - 4:36pm
May 7, 2019
Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka answers a reporter's question about budget talks on Monday, May 6, 2019. With him is Senate Finance Chairwoman Julie Rosen. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Friction after Republicans push to drop gas tax hike, Hortman fires back
May 7, 2019 - 11:15am
May 5, 2019
Matt Grossell
Minnesota lawmaker arrested after incidents at hotel bar, Regions Hospital, police say
May 5, 2019 - 4:45pm
May 2, 2019
Jenny Teeson, a survivor of sexual assault from Andover, spoke to reporters on Thursday, May 2, 2019, about her efforts to close a loophole in state law that shields those involved in voluntary relationships from prosecution on charges of sexual misconduct or rape. Gov. Tim Walz signed the bill into law Thursday. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Marital rape loophole in Minnesota law closed with Walz's signature
May 2, 2019 - 3:45pm
April 28, 2019
Photo of the Minnesota Capitol.
Minnesota lawmakers to update state laws surrounding sexual assault, sexual misconduct
April 28, 2019 - 5:56pm
April 26, 2019
Minnesota Capitol. Forum News Service
MN Capitol Notebook: Marathon floor sessions make way for the session's biggest debates
April 26, 2019 - 2:35pm
April 12, 2019
An executive order by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz directs state agencies to take measures to support pollinators, such as bees and butterflies.  Don Davis / Forum News Service
Walz declares Minnesota’s commitment to pollinators
April 12, 2019 - 12:50pm
April 11, 2019
State Rep. Frank Hornstein, right, and Sen. Scott Newman lead a conference committee April 8, 2019, at the Minnesota Capitol to work through differences between the House and Senate bills banning cellphone use behind the wheel except when used in hands-free mode. Michael Brun / Forum News Service
Walz to sign hands-free cellphone bill following Senate's approval
April 11, 2019 - 2:42pm