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January 18, 2019

The electrolier illuminated the dome of the Minnesota State Capitol building on the first day of the 2019 legislative session, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Michael Longaecker / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Walz urges gun control vote, marijuana groups clash at Capitol in 2nd week of session
January 18, 2019 - 11:20am
January 15, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz and other state officials on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, told reporters about the impact of the partial federal government shutdown on the state budget and discussed plans for mitigating its impact. DANA FERGUSON / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Minnesota feels pinch of government shutdown, enters 'uncharted territory'
January 15, 2019 - 2:44pm
January 14, 2019
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Put the phone down: Minnesota lawmakers renew push for hands-free bill
January 14, 2019 - 6:21pm
January 9, 2019
Minnesota House Democrats on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, shared their first 10 legislative proposals for the legislative session. House Speaker Melissa Hortman, center, said the ideas came from months of discussion with Minnesotans. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Gun control, MinnesotaCare buy-in among Democrats' first legislative pushes
January 9, 2019 - 4:15pm
Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, signed his first executive order establishing the One Minnesota Council on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Walz cites desire to boost diversity, inclusion as he creates new council
January 9, 2019 - 11:43am
From left to right: Rep. Tou Xiong (DFL-District 53A), Rep. Anne Claflin (DFL-54A), Sen. Susan Kent (DFL-53), Sen. Karla Bigham (DFL-54) and Rep. Steve Sandell (DFL-53B) at the League of Women Voters legislative session preview panel on Jan. 5. Hannah Black / RiverTown Multimedia
Local legislators preview priorities for upcoming session
January 9, 2019 - 11:21am
Senators (from left) Karin Housley (R-St. Mary’s Point), Susan Kent (DFL-Woodbury), Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) and Mike Goggin (R-Red Wing) on the Senate floor Jan. 8, 2019, for the start of the 2019 state legislative session. Michael Brun / Forum News Serviceplay button
Session 2019: Lawmakers push for early wins, signal splits are on the horizon
January 9, 2019 - 10:55am
January 4, 2019
Gov. Mark Dayton talks in the Governor's Residence in St. Paul on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. Andy Rathbun / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Outgoing Gov. Mark Dayton: ‘I was part of making things happen’
January 4, 2019 - 10:26am
January 3, 2019
Cottage Grove City Council appoints Wayne Butt to open seat
January 3, 2019 - 5:00am
December 31, 2018
Top 10: 3M settled with state for $850 million, work groups work on solutions
December 31, 2018 - 5:00pm
December 30, 2018
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Top 10: Bigham bests McNamara for Schoen's old seat
December 30, 2018 - 5:00am
December 29, 2018
The opening weekend June 23-24, 2018, at Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park gave visitors their first look at newly restored forests. Yvonne Klinnert / Washington County
Top 10: Ravine Regional park reopens
December 29, 2018 - 5:00am
December 28, 2018
The long-awaited East Metro Public Safety Training Center — formerly known as the HERO (Health and Emergency Response Occupations) Center — broke ground and began mass site-grading Oct. 11. It’s anticipated that construction will last about one year and then open at its site next to City Hall. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia
Top 10: HERO Center moves forward, breaks ground
December 28, 2018 - 5:00pm
December 27, 2018
City officials, fire fighters and retired firefighters uncoupled a fire hose to officially open the new Central Fire Station June 2. File photo
Top 10: New Central Fire Station opens
December 27, 2018 - 5:00pm
December 26, 2018
Government and 3M working group discusses options for water treatment
December 26, 2018 - 12:00pm
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