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Minnesota state Reps. Debra Kiel of Crookston and Paul Torkelson of Hanska talk on the House floor Monday, March 19, 2018, before Tokelson's bill to fix MNLARS was debated. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. motor vehicle licensing fix plans headed to final negotiations
12 hours 48 min ago
March 2, 2018
Minnesota House Transportation Chairman Paul Torkelson of Hanska talks to Commissioner Johanna Clyborne of Minnesota Information Technology Services after a Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, meeting about long delays in issuing motor vehicle titles, registrations and license plates. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: MNLARS issues foreshadow future projects
March 2, 2018 - 1:12pm
March 1, 2018
Minnesota Information Technology Commissioner Johanna Clyborne tells a state House committee Thursday, March 1, 2018, that without an immediate infusion of $10 million, contractors working on a troublesome vehicle registration and license computer system will be let go. Don Davis / Forum News Service
No money: MNLARS contractors prepare to end repair work
March 1, 2018 - 7:04pm
January 11, 2018
How two Minnesota GOP lawmakers derailed high-speed train plans
January 11, 2018 - 8:50pm
May 2, 2017
The Minnesota Senate meets on Monday, Mary 1, 2017, with topics including a commission to improve cybersecurity and to ease financial problems caused when the state began taking money out of estates of people who received free medical care. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Lawmakers move on budget, House shows bonding bill
May 2, 2017 - 10:53am
April 20, 2017
Beth Hodgman of West Concord, Minn., on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, urges Minnesota leaders to come up with a transportation funding plan to make U.S. 14 safe. She stands behind traffic cones representing traffic deaths; her husband was one of the fataliities. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Widow of accident victim makes last-minute plea for Minn. transportation funding
April 20, 2017 - 2:00pm
April 3, 2017
The Minnesota House debates a transportation funding bill on Friday, March 31, 2017. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Transportation bills pass, starting the real Minnesota talks
April 3, 2017 - 10:58am
March 30, 2017
The Minnesota Senate Finance Committee meets Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Senate and House budget committees are wrapping up work on a two-year state budget. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service
Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
March 30, 2017 - 10:23am
March 23, 2017
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle tell reporters Wednesday, March 22, 2017, that quick action is needed to get more than $100 million in federal transportation funds. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. transportation funding debate enters third verse
March 23, 2017 - 9:05am
January 20, 2017
Allen Wold of Wheaton, Minn., testifies Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in front of two Minnesota House committees looking into a state law requiring a plant buffer strip between cropland and water. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
In MN, buffer debate for farmers ranges from U.S. Constitution to timing
January 20, 2017 - 2:00pm
January 4, 2017
An overflow crowd, mostly of construction workers, jams a Minnesota legislative hearing room Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, to hear testimony about the need to increase transportation funding. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Agreement continues on transportation needs, not funding
January 4, 2017 - 9:34am
January 3, 2017
One man works in the Minnesota Senate on New Year's Day, getting ready for the Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, opening of the annual legislative session. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Legislative forecast: Cloudy with a chance of disputes
January 3, 2017 - 9:27am