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February 26, 2017
Youth advocates with the Minnesota Coalition for a Smoke Free Generation were encouraged to spread the message of their visit to the State Capitol Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, on social media. Maureen McMullen /  Forum News Service
Minnesota students lobby lawmakers on smoking laws
February 26, 2017 - 2:00pm
February 24, 2017
Her new voluneer job as chairwoman of the U.S. Bank Stadium governing body is just an interim position, former Minnesota Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz said on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Ex-chief justice takes over stadium board leadership
February 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, that he disagrees with President Donald Trump's order that he said would provide less protection to transgender students. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton attacks Trump transgender reversal
February 24, 2017 - 11:00am
Minn. House passes Real ID, but will immigration debate derail bill in Legislature?
February 24, 2017 - 9:31am
February 23, 2017
GOP amplifies moves to increase punishment for highway protests
February 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
Minnesota state Sens. Susan Kent, D-Woodbury, and Matt Klein, D-Mendota, watch from the Senate Democrats' office as the Commerce Committee approves a Sunday liquor sales bill 7-4 Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service
Senators celebrate Sunday liquor sales on social media
February 23, 2017 - 10:57am
February 22, 2017
City pay study on hold; Council split over $38,500 cost
February 22, 2017 - 8:30am
February 21, 2017
Cindy Woldstad of St. Paul Park, Minn., lets the tears flow Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, during an anti-opioids rally in the Minnesota Capitol. A speaker thanked her for speaking up about a seven-year painkiller addiction. Don Davis / Forum News Serviceplay button
Ex-opioid addict: Doctors only want to prescribe 'pills, pills, pills, pills'
February 21, 2017 - 9:33pm
February 20, 2017
Members of the Minnesota House voted Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, to pass a bill allowing Sunday liquor sales. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service
Sunday liquor sales, banned since statehood, inches forward in Minnesota
February 20, 2017 - 4:49pm
February 17, 2017
Minnesota State Rep. Dave Baker of Willmar talks to reporters Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, about how the state can deal with opioid abuse, with Attorney General Lori Swanson watching. Baker's son died of an opioid overdose. Don Davis / Forum News Serviceplay button
Operation opioid: Website, other efforts warn about opioid dangers
February 17, 2017 - 10:42am
February 16, 2017
Minnesota state Rep. Brian Johnson of Cambridge sits in a Minnesota House committee Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, during which he said he supports legislation to help people switch careers to become police officers. Don Davis /  Forum News Service
Legislators consider requiring, funding Minnesota police diversity training
February 16, 2017 - 6:00pm
Minnesota Rep. Dean Urdahl of Grove City tells a House committee Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, that more teachers would get master's degrees in the fields they study if they received a tax break. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Tax break studied for Minn. teachers who get degrees in fields they teach
February 16, 2017 - 11:34am
This mid-2016 photo shows U.S.  Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis, which has become site of a disagreement about whether state officials who run the facility should be allowed to take family and friends to events. Don Davis /  Forum News Service
U.S. Bank Stadium chairwoman resigns
February 16, 2017 - 10:23am
February 15, 2017
Clergy and volunteers throughout the state joined Protect Minnesota Executive Director Nancy Nord Bence Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2017, for the group's Broken Hearts Day event to address gun violence. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service
Protect Minnesota takes aim at 'lifetime permit' gun bill introduced in Legislature
February 15, 2017 - 8:40am
February 14, 2017
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson shows a printout of a website, www.doseofreality.mn.gov,  that launched Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, to show how to battle opioid abuse.  Don Davis / Forum News Serviceplay button
Minnesota offers website as centerpiece in effort to warn about opioid dangers
February 14, 2017 - 8:55am