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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
February 11, 2019
Minnesota Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn, DFL-Roseville, tells reporters about legislation aimed at combatting the spread of chronic wasting disease in deer. Dana Ferguson / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Fatal deer disease poses 'beast' of a problem for Minnesota lawmakers
February 11, 2019 - 4:07pm
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 tightlipped as Line 3 decision deadline looms
February 11, 2019 - 1:25pm
House Speaker Melissa Hortman, left, Gov. Tim Walz, center, and Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, right, introduce new deadlines for finance bills at the Capitol on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.
Minnesota governor, legislative leaders set deadlines to finish nearly $50 billion budget
February 11, 2019 - 12:22pm
February 7, 2019
Minnesota House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley, on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, tells attendees at a rally to restore voting rights to felons who have completed their prison terms that their proposal would pass in the House. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Effort to restore voting rights to felons faces early obstacle at Minnesota Capitol
February 7, 2019 - 5:21pm
Gov. Tim Walz speaks with reporters at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, after a conference call with opioid manufacturers and distributors. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Walz asks lawmakers for $15.7 million to fix MNLARS, sets up council on IT
February 7, 2019 - 1:42pm
February 6, 2019
Kevin Osborn, a Minneapolis line cook, on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, told reporters at the Capitol about his experience having employers short his paycheck. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Employers could face tougher penalties for wage theft under Minnesota bill
February 6, 2019 - 4:50pm
Lawmakers returned to the Minnesota State Capitol Jan. 8, 2019, for the reconvening of the Legislature. Michael Brun / Forum News Service
Proposal to allow secret 'granny cams' moves forward at the Capitol
February 6, 2019 - 12:03pm
February 5, 2019
Rep. Jamie Long, DFL-Minneapolis, along with members of a coalition of climate activists told reporters on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, about a proposal to transition Minnesota to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. Dana Ferguson / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Climate change activists carry clean energy push to Minnesota Capitol
February 5, 2019 - 5:36pm
Distracted driving bills clear another hurdle in Minnesota Legislature
February 5, 2019 - 4:26pm
Gov. Tim Walz speaks with reporters at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, after a conference call with opioid manufacturers and distributors. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Walz warns opioid manufacturers not to repeat 'lobbying blitz' on treatment bill
February 5, 2019 - 3:45pm