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April 23, 2019
House Speaker Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park, speaks about education legislation Tuesday, April 23, while House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley, looks on. Mike Longaecker / Forum News Service
Grumbling escalates as Minnesota legislative deadlines near
April 23, 2019 - 6:00pm
April 13, 2019
Sen. Carrie Ruud
Fraud fallout: Local politicos comment on statewide child care fraud scandal
April 13, 2019 - 5:00am
Reader Opinion: Support our public libraries
April 13, 2019 - 2:30am
April 12, 2019
An executive order by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz directs state agencies to take measures to support pollinators, such as bees and butterflies.  Don Davis / Forum News Service
Walz declares Minnesota’s commitment to pollinators
April 12, 2019 - 12:50pm
April 11, 2019
State Rep. Frank Hornstein, right, and Sen. Scott Newman lead a conference committee April 8, 2019, at the Minnesota Capitol to work through differences between the House and Senate bills banning cellphone use behind the wheel except when used in hands-free mode. Michael Brun / Forum News Service
Walz to sign hands-free cellphone bill following Senate's approval
April 11, 2019 - 2:42pm
Dale Lueck
Gun control debate flares up in St. Paul during 2019 legislative session
April 11, 2019 - 5:00am
April 10, 2019
A hands-free cell phone bill, which would require drivers to use hands-free technology when making telephone calls, is expected to be signed into law soon. Photo illustration by Lowell Anderson / Forum News Service
Hands-free driving guide: Smart phone-dumb car? Dumb phone-smart car? Here’s a how-to
April 10, 2019 - 11:52am
Reader Opinion: Election security
April 10, 2019 - 2:30am
April 9, 2019
Minnesota official tells lawmakers his department was hacked
April 9, 2019 - 4:41pm
April 8, 2019
Stock Art
Pot’s medical benefits studied: Minnesota cancer patients report improved symptoms
April 8, 2019 - 8:44pm
State Rep. Frank Hornstein, right, and Sen. Scott Newman lead a conference committee April 8, 2019, at the Minnesota Capitol to work through differences between the House and Senate bills banning cellphone use behind the wheel except when used in hands-free mode. Michael Brun / Forum News Service
Minnesota hands-free cellphone bill clears on way to final vote
April 8, 2019 - 5:37pm
April 6, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday, March 28, 2019, said he would negotiate with Republicans about his budget proposal but wouldn't bend on extending a tax on medical providers that funds health care for low-income people. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota legislators share health care goals, but disagree on how to achieve them
April 6, 2019 - 10:18am
April 4, 2019
Cass County Board: Commissioners support more state transportation funding, but not for light rail
April 4, 2019 - 6:00pm
April 2, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday, March 28, 2019, said he would negotiate with Republicans about his budget proposal but wouldn't bend on extending a tax on medical providers that funds health care for low-income people. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Walz to urge lawmakers to listen to their 'better angels' in State of the State address
April 2, 2019 - 4:34pm
March 30, 2019
Guest Opinion: It's time to eliminate fraud and waste in state programs
March 30, 2019 - 6:30am