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March 15, 2019
Rep. Tou Xiong (left) and Sen. Susan Kent at a mid-session legislative update March 15, 2019, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Oakdale. Hannah Black / RiverTown Multimedia
Mid-session update: Sen. Kent, Rep. Xiong talk state budget, MNLARS, paid family leave
March 15, 2019 - 2:16pm
March 14, 2019
Andrea Rau with Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (right) testified in favor of a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
20-week abortion ban passes Minnesota Senate panel after emotional testimony
March 14, 2019 - 6:45pm
March 13, 2019
Jessie Stomski Seim, general counsel for the Prairie Island Indian Community, testifies before the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota Senate panel greenlights Prairie Island push to ensure tribal police authority
March 13, 2019 - 4:43pm
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Rep. Jurgens sponsors disaster relief bill following statewide flooding prediction
March 13, 2019 - 12:00pm
March 11, 2019
Lawmakers returned to the Minnesota State Capitol Jan. 8, 2019, for the reconvening of the Legislature. Michael Brun / Forum News Service
Minnesota Senate advances plan to help cover health insurers' costs
March 11, 2019 - 5:27pm
March 7, 2019
DC watchdog says 3M illegally donated to super PAC
March 7, 2019 - 9:17pm
Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein, DFL-New Brighton, on Thursday, March 7, 2019, spoke in favor of her legislation putting before Minnesota voters in 2020 an amendment to the state Constitution that states, “equality of rights under the law shall not be abridged or denied on account of gender." Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Fetishist? Pansexual? Minnesota House approves Equal Rights Amendment after winding debate
March 7, 2019 - 7:33pm
March 1, 2019
John Strohfus, a Hastings farmer who planted his first crop of industrial hemp in 2016, encouraged legislators to consider lifting limitations on some products. File photo
State's hemp farmers stand to benefit from legislation
March 1, 2019 - 8:00am
February 28, 2019
Gun control supporters and opponents packed a hallway at the Minnesota Capitol ahead of a hearing Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, on a pair of firearm bills. Dana Ferguson / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Minnesota gun bills advance, with Senate planning barrier
February 28, 2019 - 3:25pm
Gun control supporters and opponents packed a hallway at the Minnesota Capitol ahead of a hearing Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, on a pair of firearm bills. Dana Ferguson / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Minnesota panel passes universal background check requirement for gun sales
February 28, 2019 - 12:06pm
February 27, 2019
Minnesota Capitol. Forum News Service
MNIT yields mixed results 8 years after lawmakers called for consolidation, report shows
February 27, 2019 - 4:03pm
February 26, 2019
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, presented a $1.3 billion proposal to fund projects throughout the state in an affordable housing unit for veterans at Fort Snelling. Dana Ferguson / FORUM NEWS SERVICE
'Not doing these things is going to have consequences': Walz unveils $1.3B bonding bill
February 26, 2019 - 3:12pm
Cottage Grove firefighter Pete Fischer holds a new hood, one of 57 donated by the Cottage Grove Public Safety Board. The hoods protect the skin from exposure to hazardous particulates that are generated from the combustion process in a structure fire. William Loeffler / RiverTown Multimedia
New hoods could save Cottage Grove firefighters' lives
February 26, 2019 - 5:00am
February 22, 2019
Woodbury Mayor Anne Burt gave her first State of the City address on Thursday, Feb. 21 at Woodbury Central Park. Hannah Black / RiverTown Multimedia
Burt cites growth and development in first State of the City address
February 22, 2019 - 7:33am
February 19, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz, second from right, shares a laugh with Steve Erickson, right, and state Sen. John Jasinski, R-Faribault, outside Hanscom Motor Vehicle Office in Faribault on Thursday, Feb. 14. Getting a new plate for his truck has taken about a year and a half, Erickson said. The delays have been due to new state software that's been fraught with bugs. Jacob Swanson / Faribault Daily News
MNLARS needs at least $61M: Walz proposes fee hikes to pay for it
February 19, 2019 - 8:34pm
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