Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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Two, perhaps three, of Minnesota's eight congressional races will attract plenty of national attention as control of the U.S. House is at stake in November.
Jason Lewis used his celebrity of being a radio talk show host as basis for becoming the Republican nominee to replace U.S. Rep. John Kline.
ST. PAUL—Protesters remained in front of the Minnesota governor's residence Friday morning, continuing a vigil that began hours after a police officer shot and killed a 32-year-old black man in a Twin Cities suburb. While that gathering was peaceful, St. Paul police reported that early Friday some people left the Summit Avenue site and went a block to Grand Avenue, where they broke windows in an unoccupied police car and damaged a business window.
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature is in limbo after Thursday's narrow defeat of a major issue on the table this year. "I think for those Republicans who want to have a do-nothing session, they don't feel we should spend any money, they may get their way," Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, D-Cook, said after a Democratic public works funding bill failed by a single vote.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators are ready to put specific numbers to their budget plans, which so far mostly have been generic rhetoric. Senate Democrats Wednesday released their budget-change proposals,...
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House lit up fireworks legislation Monday, but Senate Democrats and Gov. Mark Dayton are expected to douse the red glare. The House voted 73-56 Monday...
ST. PAUL -- Giving all Minnesotans equal access to high-speed Internet and promoting racial economic equality are Gov. Mark Dayton's top requests in seeking a $700 million budget boost. Each...
ST. PAUL — Presidential candidates have given Minnesota a bit more love than usual this year as the state holds its precinct caucuses on a day when more presidential nomination...
Democratic state representative with long police career wants apologies from two Republican lawmakers who accused a law enforcement officer of lying after he claimed they were kissing in an Eagan park.