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August 11, 2017
Cottage Grove ambulance, building inspector included in planned 3 percent levy increase
August 11, 2017 - 8:30am
August 3, 2017
Proposed 3 percent levy hike includes new employees for Cottage Grove
August 3, 2017 - 4:30pm
May 27, 2017
Minnesota state Rep. Dave Baker of Willmar rests his head in his hand early Friday, May 26, 2017, as a Minnesota special legislative winds down. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota special session wraps up $46 billion budget
May 27, 2017 - 1:00am
May 26, 2017
Minnesota state Rep. Barb Haley of Red Wing works on the House floor Thursday, May 25, 2017, before other lawmakers arrive. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dispute over trail detours final Minnesota legislative work
May 26, 2017 - 10:53am
May 24, 2017
The Minnesota Capitol is lit up at sunrise Wednesday, May 24, 2017, as legislators inside debate tax and education bills. It was the first day of a special session to finish passing a $46 billion state budget. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Another day, another missed Minnesota legislative deadline
May 24, 2017 - 9:00am
May 11, 2017
Minnesota state Reps. Mary Murphy of Hermantown and Greg Davids of Preston talk on the House floor Wednesday, May 10, 2017, as fellow lawmakers debate a transportation funding bill. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Legislature slows budget work as senator heads to ill father
May 11, 2017 - 9:30am
May 10, 2017
Protesters stand near microphones awaiting legislative leaders coming out of budget negoiatons with the Minnesota governor Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Don Davis / Forum News Service
MN Legislature moves on budget, without governor deal
May 10, 2017 - 8:59am
May 5, 2017
Minnesotans pray in front of the state Capitol Thursday, May 4, 2017, during a National Day of Prayer service that include many state officials. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota Senate sends abortion bills to governor who plans to veto them
May 5, 2017 - 5:00pm
May 3, 2017
Lobbyists and others are silhouetted Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in the Minnesota Senate Building. Many people were hanging around hallways as much of the activity was occuring in private meetings after most conference committees wrapped up. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. budget reaction shows negotiation difficulty
May 3, 2017 - 10:40am
May 2, 2017
The Minnesota Senate meets on Monday, Mary 1, 2017, with topics including a commission to improve cybersecurity and to ease financial problems caused when the state began taking money out of estates of people who received free medical care. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Lawmakers move on budget, House shows bonding bill
May 2, 2017 - 10:53am
April 21, 2017
Minn. Senate votes to limit local power on minimum wage, related issues
April 21, 2017 - 3:00pm
April 20, 2017
Beth Hodgman of West Concord, Minn., on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, urges Minnesota leaders to come up with a transportation funding plan to make U.S. 14 safe. She stands behind traffic cones representing traffic deaths; her husband was one of the fataliities. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Widow of accident victim makes last-minute plea for Minn. transportation funding
April 20, 2017 - 2:00pm
March 29, 2017
Jerry Firkus, a Minnesota correctional office in Moose Lake, tells a union crowd in the Minnesota Capitol Tuesday, March 28, 2017, that the state should not put prisoners in a private prison. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Early-childhood education money in dispute
March 29, 2017 - 2:00pm
March 28, 2017
Chairrman Jeremy Miller of the Minnesota Senate jobs committee says on Monday, March, 27, 2017, that his committee's budget bill emphasizes private-pubilc parnerships to help the economy. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Economic aid in legislative spotlight
March 28, 2017 - 1:00pm
March 21, 2017
Chairman Jim Knoblach of the Minnesota House Ways and Means Committee points to a chart showing House Republican budget plans on Monday, March 20, 2107. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. GOP proposes $1.35 billion in tax cuts
March 21, 2017 - 10:30am
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