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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
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Gov. Tim Walz signs elder care protection package into law
May 22, 2019 - 5:07pm
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan and Gov. Tim Walz walk through the Capitol press room Monday, May 20, 2019. They talked to reporters on the final day of the regular legislative session. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Details emerge from shadowy state budget negotiations; still no special session slated
May 22, 2019 - 4:42pm
Park Rapids makes brewpub-friendly move
May 22, 2019 - 12:00pm
May 21, 2019
Twin Metals headquarters in Ely. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Bill would restart study on mining near Boundary Waters
May 21, 2019 - 8:56pm
Abortion rights supporters march through anti-abortion supporters Tuesday, May 21, at the Red River Women’s Clinic in downtown Fargo.
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Opposing sides rally, protest outside North Dakota's only abortion clinic
May 21, 2019 - 8:30pm
Hundreds of protesters rallied at the Minnesota Capitol on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, to oppose restrictions on abortions, like those recently considered and signed into law in Alabama and other states. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Hundreds rally at Minnesota Capitol to oppose abortion ban proposals
May 21, 2019 - 5:24pm
May 20, 2019
Sen. Chris Eaton, left, and Rep. Dave Baker, right, spoke about losing their children to opioid addiction and a bill they passed Monday, May 20, that would increase resources for treatment and education.
'We’re going to save a bunch of lives': Opioid response bill makes it out in final hours
May 20, 2019 - 10:41pm
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan and Gov. Tim Walz walk through the Capitol press room Monday, May 20, 2019. They talked to reporters on the final day of the regular legislative session. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Here's what the bipartisan state budget could mean for Greater Minnesota
May 20, 2019 - 5:38pm
May 19, 2019
Legislative leaders and Gov. Tim Walz on Sunday, May 19, 2019, announced a two-year budget plan with a day left in the regular legislative session. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Walz, legislative leaders strike budget deal, drop gas tax hike
May 19, 2019 - 8:17pm
May 18, 2019
Menahga City Council disputing $32,000 bill
May 18, 2019 - 12:00pm
This example of a recreational cabin holding a lease on Hubbard County tax-forfeited land is included in the county's policy manual. (Photo source: Hubbard County Land Management Department)
County board questions fairness of hunting cabin leases
May 18, 2019 - 11:00am
May 16, 2019
Supporters of a 2% tax on medical providers rallied at the Capitol Thursday, May 16, 2019, and urged lawmakers to keep the tax in place rather than letting it expire this year. The tax funds Medicaid and Medical Assistance in Minnesota. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Patients, advocates make last pleas to lawmakers as session clock ticks down
May 16, 2019 - 5:22pm
May 15, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, said budget negotiations were entering a "really important time," but offered few details to reporters about what was going on behind closed doors. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Walz says budget talks entering 'really important time,' offers few details
May 15, 2019 - 5:11pm