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Next to a hand-written note thanking him for seeking more education funding, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton tells reporters Monday, May 14, 2018, that he will not sign a tax bill if he does not get "emergency" funding for education. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Bonding passes in Minn. House as session winds down
May 14, 2018 - 4:55pm
May 11, 2018
Minnesota state Rep. Paul Marquart of Dillworth goes through paperwork on Friday, May 11, 2018, while serving as a legislative tax negotiator. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Lawmakers face no must-do issues
May 11, 2018 - 2:16pm
Remains of a monkey were found recently in the former Minneapolis Dayton's Department Store. On Thursday, April 12, 2018, Gov. Mark Dayton said a money escaped when he worked at his family's store, but another family also has come forward saying the monkey had been stolen, then returned to the store. Old Minneapolis / Facebook
'Dayton's monkey' to be on display at the Science Museum in St. Paul
May 11, 2018 - 9:15am
May 10, 2018
Three Democratic Minnesota state senators sit in the back of the state House chamber Thursday, May 10, 2018, during a vote for a University of Minnesota regent. From left are Kent Eken of Twin Valley, Jeff Hayden of Minneapolis and Erik Simonson of Duluth. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota Senate passes $20 million opioid bill
May 10, 2018 - 6:35pm
May 8, 2018
Dayton continues push for 'emergency' school funding
May 8, 2018 - 8:35pm
May 4, 2018
This is a typical scene during end-of-session negotations. Here, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton looks at state Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka of Nisswa on May 5, 2017, after they and other legislative leaders met to discuss the state budget. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Let the legislative talks begin
May 4, 2018 - 3:05pm
April 30, 2018
Minnesota House Tax Chairman Greg Davids of Preston argues in favor of his tax plan Monday, April 30, 2018. His plan passed, but must be merged with Senate and administration tax proposals. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. House passes its tax plan, Senate next
April 30, 2018 - 6:02pm
April 27, 2018
Minnesota state Sen. Julie Rosen, Rep. Dave Baker and Gov. Mark Dayton listen to a reporter's question Thursday, April 26, 2018, as they discuss the opioids issue. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Opioids still topic of legislative conversation
April 27, 2018 - 3:36pm
April 24, 2018
Minnesota House Tax Chairman Greg Davids talks about a tax bill his committee debated Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
House tax bill is 'Ain't My Fault' effort
April 24, 2018 - 4:39pm
April 23, 2018
The golden Quadriga stands atop the Minnesota Capitol as legislators move toward a May 21, 2018, end of their session. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Legislative roundup: MN House votes to dump wild rice water rules
April 23, 2018 - 4:29pm
April 17, 2018
Veteran Minnesota lawmaker Paul Thissen talks Tuesday, April 17, 2018, about his appointment to the state Supreme Court by Gov. Mark Dayton (left). Don Davis / Forum News Service
Ex-Speaker Thissen headed to Minnesota high court
April 17, 2018 - 1:19pm
April 13, 2018
Dayton proposes $19 million additional special education funds
April 13, 2018 - 9:02am
March 29, 2018
Minnesota state Sen. Mark Johnson of East Grand Forks on Thursday night, March 29, tells a Senate committee about legislation that would force some people who receive goverment-funded medical care to get jobs. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Deep divisions surface in Minnesota Senate over Medicaid work requirement
March 29, 2018 - 9:10pm
March 28, 2018
Bonnie Murphy, with 9-month-old daughter Charlotte, enjoy the Minnesota Capitol Wednesday, March 28, 2018. They traveled from Mankato to St. Paul to rally in favor of improved relations with state child care regulators. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Child care workers say state inspectors too finicky
March 28, 2018 - 6:54pm
March 20, 2018
Work under the Minnesota Capitol dome has increased in recent days as deadlines approach for the 2018 edition of the Minnesota Legislature. Don Davis / Forum News Service
MNLARS one of many bills lawmakers tackle near deadline
March 20, 2018 - 4:41pm