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April 25, 2018
Minnesota state Rep. Erin Maye Quade talks to reporters after she ended a 24-hour sit-in at the front o f he House chambers Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Speaker cracks open door for Minnesota gun bill
April 25, 2018 - 4:47pm
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
Minn. House GOP plan includes rate cut
April 23, 2018 - 12:10pm
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 15, 2018
Ginny Yingling, a hydrogeologist with the Minnesota Department of Health, talked to Doreen and Gary Deutsch at a April 3 public meeting at Park High School. The state will spend $700 million in 3M settlement funds to clean up contaminated water. The Deutsches get their water from a private well at their home which is about a mile from a former 3M disposal site in Woodbury. William Loeffler / RiverTown Multimedia
State to residents: 3M cleanup cash will flow to their faucets first, fish second
April 15, 2018 - 7:50pm
April 13, 2018
Minnesota state Rep. Jennifer Schultz of Duluth speaks during a Wednesday, April 11, House committee meeting during which protecting the elderly from abuse was discussed. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. elder care legislation still in the works
April 13, 2018 - 4:15pm
April 12, 2018
The smile remains weeks after Afton, Minn., native Jessie Diggins won the first American women's gold medal in Olympic cross-country skiing. She shows off her medal Thursday, April 12, 2018, hours after returning to Minnesota for the first time since the Olympics. Don Davis / Forum News Service
State leaders dig Olympic champion Diggins
April 12, 2018 - 6:30pm
Bill Hargis. File photo
Former Woodbury mayor Hargis dies at 68
April 12, 2018 - 2:41pm
Washington County Attorney Pete Orput will run for reelection in November. Submitted photo courtesy of Washington County
Orput will seek reelection
April 12, 2018 - 1:52pm
April 11, 2018
Public Works building expansion gets the nod
April 11, 2018 - 12:27pm
April 10, 2018
Discussing North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations are, from left, Mexican Consul Gerardo Guerrero, Commissioner Shawntera Hardy of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and Canadian Consul General Paul Connors. Their Tuesday, April 10, 2018, appearance came in front of a Minnesota Chamber of Commerce audience. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Mexico, Canada, Minnesota officials agree trade is important
April 10, 2018 - 4:37pm
April 4, 2018
MPCA officials say the plume, containing PFCs, is stable and not causing a rapid increase in PFC levels. Courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Health
Lake Elmo's well closure not a sign of things to come
April 4, 2018 - 6:25pm
March 30, 2018
Working groups proposed for $850 million 3M settlement
March 30, 2018 - 12:31pm
Council looks to invest: City looks to make long-term capital on $3 million investment
March 30, 2018 - 7:49am