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February 20, 2018
Karla Bigham. Submitted photo
WATCH: Bigham gets sworn in
February 20, 2018 - 10:41am
February 16, 2018
Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook is center of attention as he answers a reporter's question during a Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, Forum News Service-sponsored pre-session briefing. From left are Bakk, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, Gov. Mark Dayton, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman. David Oakes / Minnesota Senate photographer
Minnesota lawmakers must pass own budget, but not much work mandatory
February 16, 2018 - 10:44am
February 14, 2018
City cites burdensome workload, abandoned requests for data initiatives
February 14, 2018 - 4:40pm
February 13, 2018
Gov. Mark Dayton, left, and House Speaker Kurt Daudt take a 'selfie' before the start of a question and answer session on the upcoming Legislative session at the Minnesota State Senate Building on Tuesday, Feb, 13, 2018. John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Dayton, legislative leaders: We get along just fine, thanks
February 13, 2018 - 6:46pm
Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk (left) fields a reporter's question Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at a pre-session briefing. Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka looks on. Michael Brun / Forum News Service
Path is clear to Lt. Gov. Fischbach's Senate seating, but lawmakers say a challenge could be coming
February 13, 2018 - 6:24pm
February 9, 2018
Minnesota's political leaders do not always agree when they sit at the same table answering reporters' questions. Here, in a 2016 pre-session briefing, Gov. Mark Dayton, left, and House Speaker Kurt Daudt discuss a difference. They will be at the same table on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, previewing this year's legislative session. Zach Kayser / Forum News Service
Gov. Dayton, legislative leaders to answer questions together
February 9, 2018 - 11:50am
February 7, 2018
Minnesota state Rep. Paul Thissen, a former House speaker, dropped out of the governor's race Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, after a poor showing the night before in a Democratic straw poll. He is shown at a Minnesota Newspaper Association forum in January 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Analysis: Democrats' Trumpphobia continues to energize Minnesota base
February 7, 2018 - 5:35pm
February 6, 2018
Tim Pawlenty talks to a 2011 Ottumwa, Iowa, campaign stop. He was running for president; in 2017, there is talk abot him running for the U.S. Senate. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Pawlenty quits lobbying job. Will he run for governor?
February 6, 2018 - 11:53am
February 2, 2018
U.S. Sen. Tina Smith delivers the weekly Democratic address, released on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. She mostly responded to things President Donald Trump said in his State of the Union Speech a few days earlier. Photo taken from Senate Democdratic video
Newly sworn-in Minn. senator says Democrats willing to work 'in good faith' with Trump
February 2, 2018 - 1:15pm
February 1, 2018
Anita Sandborgh distributes ballots in a crowded Republican precinct room in Cottage Grove at the 2016 Minnesota precinct caucuses. In the Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, caucuses, those attending will cast straw poll ballots for governor.  Scott Wente / Forum News Service
Next week, Minnesota's caucuses expected to be more manageable than 2016
February 1, 2018 - 1:05pm
January 31, 2018
Congressman Jason Lewis. File photo
Rep. Jason Lewis sustains concussion in fatal Virginia train crash, spokesman says
January 31, 2018 - 3:33pm
Caucus roundup
January 31, 2018 - 1:10pm
January 29, 2018
Denny McNamara and Karla Bigham
Three candidates battle for state Senate seat
January 29, 2018 - 10:30pm
Denny McNamara
McNamara clinches Republican spot
January 29, 2018 - 10:15pm
January 28, 2018
Lori Swanson, Minnesota Attorney General
Swanson not running for Minnesota governor, will seek re-election as attorney general
January 28, 2018 - 5:34pm
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