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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ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota State Patrol closed southbound Interstate 35 near Forest Lake, Minn., this morning as up to 30 cars spun out or were involved in crashes during a heavy snow that made the rush hour more of a slow hour for Twin Cities commuters.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Supreme Court this afternoon tossed out a lawsuit challenging the financing of a new Vikings stadium, averting a situation that Gov. Mark Dayton said could have stopped construction. Justices dismissed the suit that sought to prohibit the state from selling bonds to finance the downtown Minneapolis stadium. Earlier today, Dayton said that if the high court did not rule immediately, that dreams of stadium construct could be “destroyed.”
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday decided to leave the decision about closing schools on Tuesday to local officials as the Upper Midwest fought bitterly cold weather today, with Tuesday...
A late central Minnesota woman’s wish for safer homes comes true in 2014.
The future of state aid that many local Minnesota governments depend on may be at stake this month as property taxes statewide appeared to be headed up.
The season’s first significant snowfall for most Minnesotans could bring more than a half foot in places by Wednesday morning.
Minnesotans have heard a lot about the state’s new insurance marketplace known as MNsure since it opened Oct. 1, but they still have plenty of questions.
Minnesota Vikings football season ticket holders will contribute $100 million toward a new stadium by purchasing seat licenses and team owners will pay the same amount from their own pockets under an agreement signed Thursday night.
A longtime Republican activist agreed Thursday to drop a lawsuit claiming gender discrimination against the Minnesota Senate.
Supporters and opponents of Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace disagree whether it will be able to launch as planned next Tuesday, but whoever is right, it will be close.