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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
April 8, 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
Minnesota hands-free cellphone bill clears on way to final vote
April 8, 2019 - 5:37pm
March 21, 2019
Lawmakers returned to the Minnesota State Capitol Jan. 8, 2019, for the reconvening of the Legislature. Michael Brun / Forum News Service
Minnesota House advances bill lowering bar to bring workplace harassment cases to court
March 21, 2019 - 6:01pm
February 27, 2019
Demonstrators who traveled to the Capitol in support of raising the age of sale for tobacco on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, looked up for a photo. Dana Ferguson / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
'Keep lungs loud': Minnesota students rally in support of raising tobacco sale age to 21
February 27, 2019 - 2:11pm
February 15, 2019
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, center, told reporters on Monday, Feb. 11, that he'd meet with stakeholders before announcing whether he'd drop an appeal blocking the Enbridge Line 3 project. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Walz takes first 'test' with Line 3 decision, MNLARS failures exposed
February 15, 2019 - 2:27pm
White tail deer are expected to multiply fast as Minnesota's climate alters. Warmer winters means less snow, which means they will be able to forage for food more easily. Forum News Service file photo
Chronic wasting disease reported near Brainerd; Walz proposes $4.6M for rapid response
February 15, 2019 - 1:11pm
February 12, 2019
Pat McKone of the American Lung Association, left, holds up a device used to vape Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, as she describes the increasing rates of nicotine addiction among Minnesota teens. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmakers advance bill boosting age to buy tobacco to 21
February 12, 2019 - 5:30pm
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