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March 20, 2018
Work under the Minnesota Capitol dome has increased in recent days as deadlines approach for the 2018 edition of the Minnesota Legislature. Don Davis / Forum News Service
MNLARS one of many bills lawmakers tackle near deadline
March 20, 2018 - 4:41pm
March 8, 2018
State House analyzes 3M settlement in committee
March 8, 2018 - 1:32pm
February 16, 2018
Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook is center of attention as he answers a reporter's question during a Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, Forum News Service-sponsored pre-session briefing. From left are Bakk, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, Gov. Mark Dayton, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman. David Oakes / Minnesota Senate photographer
Minnesota lawmakers must pass own budget, but not much work mandatory
February 16, 2018 - 10:44am
February 9, 2018
Minnesota's political leaders do not always agree when they sit at the same table answering reporters' questions. Here, in a 2016 pre-session briefing, Gov. Mark Dayton, left, and House Speaker Kurt Daudt discuss a difference. They will be at the same table on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, previewing this year's legislative session. Zach Kayser / Forum News Service
Gov. Dayton, legislative leaders to answer questions together
February 9, 2018 - 11:50am
January 29, 2018
Denny McNamara and Karla Bigham
Three candidates battle for state Senate seat
January 29, 2018 - 10:30pm
January 25, 2018
Candidates to face off in Republican primary Jan. 29
January 25, 2018 - 1:56pm
January 11, 2018
How two Minnesota GOP lawmakers derailed high-speed train plans
January 11, 2018 - 8:50pm
December 18, 2017
Washington County, Cottage Grove give legislative agendas
December 18, 2017 - 4:49pm
December 13, 2017
Denny McNamara
McNamara secures GOP endorsement for Minnesota Senate special election
December 13, 2017 - 4:55pm
Anne Claflin
Claflin announces bid against Franke for 54A House seat
December 13, 2017 - 8:45am
November 23, 2017
Paul Rogosheske, the attorney representing Sen. Dan Schoen, addressed members of the media following the senator's resignation announcement. Maureen McMullen / RiverTown Multimedia
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Lawyer: Schoen denies sexual harassment claims in midst of resignation
November 23, 2017 - 8:14am
May 31, 2016
Sen. Katie Sieben delivers her retirement speech in the temporary Senate chambers last week. After 14 years as a lawmaker, Sieben is not seeking re-election to the Legislature. (Photo by David Oakes, chief Minnesota Senate photographer)
Sieben reflects on 14 years as lawmaker
May 31, 2016 - 8:00am
May 23, 2016
Messy ending? Check. Special legislative session? We'll see
May 23, 2016 - 9:31pm
May 6, 2016
With reporters, senators and others looking on, Minnesota Senate Minority Leader David Hann discusses defeat of a public works funding bill on Thursday, May 5. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Minnesota Legislature path forward unclear after bonding defeat
May 6, 2016 - 8:08am
April 14, 2016
Minnesota state Sen. Katie Sieben of Cottage Grove says on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, that she retains hope that her bill to provide parental and family leave to workings will survive this legislative session. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Minnesota lawmakers ready to get down to budget specifics
April 14, 2016 - 8:22am