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June 21, 2019
Amy Fredrickson is set to face the man who sexually assaulted her as a teenager for the first time in nearly 30 years on Tuesday, June 25, as she opposes a pardon extraordinary for his first-degree criminal sexual conduct conviction. 
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The man who raped her is asking for a pardon. This Minnesota survivor wants answers
June 21, 2019 - 4:10pm
Seth Moore, director of biology and environment at the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, attaches a transmitter to a moose. Ron Moen photo
Researchers tackle brainworm epidemic in northern Minnesota moose population
June 21, 2019 - 11:45am
June 9, 2019
Jim Shaw
Shaw: Gay conversion therapy is legalized torture
June 9, 2019 - 10:00am
June 2, 2019
Guest Opinion: A lot to be proud of in this year's budget bill
June 2, 2019 - 7:30am
May 30, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz signed into law his first budget bill surrounded by preschool students at Bruce Vento Elementary School on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Walz signs $543 million education bill, plans to greenlight rest of $48 billion budget
May 30, 2019 - 3:55pm
May 28, 2019
Minnesota lawmakers returned for a one-day special session Friday, May, 24, 2019, which ran into the early morning hours. The Capitol is pictured here just before sunrise as lawmakers wrapped up their work Saturday, May 25, 2019. Dana Ferguson/ Forum News Service
Here's a look at who came away with wins and losses in the 2019 legislative session
May 28, 2019 - 3:41pm
May 25, 2019
Travis Paulson holds up two seemingly identical bottles of insulin made by the same company. NovoRapid (left) is sold in Canada for $40. NovoLog (right) is sold in the U.S. for $350. Tyler Schank / Forum News Service
Emergency insulin proposal doesn't survive special session, will be priority in 2020
May 25, 2019 - 11:17am
House Speaker Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park, and House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley, spoke with reporters ahead of a special session on May 24 that they hoped would last one day. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmakers pass $48 billion budget in all-night special session
May 25, 2019 - 11:16am
May 24, 2019
House Speaker Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park, and House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley, spoke with reporters ahead of a special session on May 24 that they hoped would last one day. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota Capitol Notebook: ‘We were empowered, not muzzled,’ lawmaker complains in special session
May 24, 2019 - 5:03pm
May 23, 2019
A trail camera set by the Red Lake tribal Department of Natural Resources photographed these two gray wolves in March 2010 on Minnesota's Northwest Angle. Jay Huseby / Red Lake Department of Natural Resources
Minnesota wolf hunting ban fails to reach governor’s desk
May 23, 2019 - 5:45pm
Nicole Smith-Holt speaks with reporters at the Capitol on Monday, May 13. Advocates for Minnesotans with Type 1 diabetes hope lawmakers will approve legislation aimed at providing emergency access to insulin for those who can't afford it. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmakers worry about mistakes in rush to pass state budget, special session planned for Friday
May 23, 2019 - 2:42pm
Our Opinion: Deal on state budget bill a welcome surprise
May 23, 2019 - 7:30am
Reader Opinion: Legislative session
May 23, 2019 - 2:30am
May 22, 2019
Walz signs plan to make drug companies pay for fallout of opioid epidemic into law
May 22, 2019 - 5:52pm
May 20, 2019
Legislative leaders and Gov. Tim Walz on Sunday, May 19, 2019, announced a two-year budget plan with a day left in the regular legislative session. John Autey / John Autey Photography
Minnesota's ‘last’ legislative day ugly but not really the last
May 20, 2019 - 12:18pm