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June 5, 2016
Chairman Ken Martin of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party opens the state convention Saturday in Minneapolis. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Legislative races fill an election gap
June 5, 2016 - 12:03am
June 1, 2016
Rep. Denny McNamara, R-Hastings, said Wednesday he is withdrawing his candidacy for re-election and will retire from the Minnesota House after 14 years. Republican Tony Jurgens of Cottage Grove filed as a Republican for the House 54B seat Tuesday, the last day of the filing period. (RiverTown Multimedia file photo)
McNamara to retire; Cottage Grove's Tony Jurgens files for GOP in 54B
June 1, 2016 - 10:53am
May 23, 2016
Messy ending? Check. Special legislative session? We'll see
May 23, 2016 - 9:31pm
May 16, 2016
State Rep. Dave Baker of Willmar tells reporters May 13 about bills that he said could help reduce opioid problems. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Minnesota lawmakers fight back as overdose deaths rise
May 16, 2016 - 8:04am
May 15, 2016
Sen. Katie Sieben, DFL-Cottage Grove, holds her one of her catches during the governor’s fishing opener celebration Saturday on Big Sandy Lake in McGregor. (Photo courtesy Gov. Mark Dayton’s office)
Sieben casts with Dayton, Daudt in chilly fishing opener
May 15, 2016 - 9:30pm
May 12, 2016
Sunday liquor sales effort sinks again
May 12, 2016 - 6:11pm
Sieben's family leave proposal in Senate-passed tax bill
May 12, 2016 - 11:28am
Chief Minnesota Legislature transportation funding negotiators talk before a May 11 conference committee. They are Rep. Tim Kelly of Red Wing (left) and Sen. Scott Dibble of Minneapolis. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Transportation funding in the legislative headlights
May 12, 2016 - 11:19am
May 11, 2016
Citizen-lobbyist Rich Neumeister tells a Minnesota House committee May 10 that a bill to regulate police body cameras does not provide adequate accountability for police activities. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
House committee resurrects body cam regulations
May 11, 2016 - 9:09am
May 5, 2016
Reporters ask Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk why the Democrats' $1.5 billion public works funding bill lost by one vote  May 5. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Minnesota Legislature path forward unclear after bonding defeat
May 5, 2016 - 10:43pm
Railroads promise more money for safer crossings
May 5, 2016 - 10:35pm
May 3, 2016
Nearly $1 billion separates public works deal
May 3, 2016 - 5:11pm
April 26, 2016
Opponents to her bill requiring most Minnesota businesses to offer family leave sit on either side of Sen. Katie Sieben of Cottage Grove during an April 26 hearing. They are Cam Winton of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and Jill Larson of the Minnesota Business Partnership. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Cost of Sieben's family leave plan questioned
April 26, 2016 - 7:38pm
April 25, 2016
Leilani Holmstadt
GOP picks Holmstadt for Senate District 54 race
April 25, 2016 - 1:52pm
April 14, 2016
Graff announces Cottage Grove council candidacy
April 14, 2016 - 11:52am