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May 23, 2019
Nicole Smith-Holt speaks with reporters at the Capitol on Monday, May 13. Advocates for Minnesotans with Type 1 diabetes hope lawmakers will approve legislation aimed at providing emergency access to insulin for those who can't afford it. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmakers worry about mistakes in rush to pass state budget, special session planned for Friday
May 23, 2019 - 2:42pm
County highway department switches to summer hours
May 23, 2019 - 7:00am
May 22, 2019
Walz signs plan to make drug companies pay for fallout of opioid epidemic into law
May 22, 2019 - 5:52pm
May 20, 2019
Sen. Chris Eaton, left, and Rep. Dave Baker, right, spoke about losing their children to opioid addiction and a bill they passed Monday, May 20, that would increase resources for treatment and education.
'We’re going to save a bunch of lives': Opioid response bill makes it out in final hours
May 20, 2019 - 10:41pm
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan and Gov. Tim Walz walk through the Capitol press room Monday, May 20, 2019. They talked to reporters on the final day of the regular legislative session. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Here's what the bipartisan state budget could mean for Greater Minnesota
May 20, 2019 - 5:38pm
Legislative leaders and Gov. Tim Walz on Sunday, May 19, 2019, announced a two-year budget plan with a day left in the regular legislative session. John Autey / John Autey Photography
Minnesota's ‘last’ legislative day ugly but not really the last
May 20, 2019 - 12:18pm
May 16, 2019
Captain, left, and Snowflake get to know each other at the Hancock Pet Clinic on May 4. Rae Yost/Stevens County Times
Care they can pet on
May 16, 2019 - 3:18pm
May 14, 2019
Michael Brun / Forum News Service
Why are Minnesota lawmakers fighting over a 27-year-old health care tax?
May 14, 2019 - 7:09pm
May 12, 2019
Opioid, meth epidemic straining child welfare services in Wisconsin
May 12, 2019 - 2:00pm
May 11, 2019
New county deputy Kyle Zierke, right, with sheriff Jason Dingman. Photo from the Stevens County Sheriff's Facebook page
Deputy, assistant attorney join county
May 11, 2019 - 10:15am
May 10, 2019
The signs at the compost site in Morris announce the site does not allow brush or branches. Rae Yost/Stevens County Times
Abuse at recycling, compost sites frustrates city
May 10, 2019 - 11:30am
Morris native among the finalists in Great American Think-Off.
May 10, 2019 - 9:23am
Tim Flaherty speaks at a meeting years ago. In 2019, he is retiring as Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities lobbyist. Courtesy of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities
Observations by a veteran greater Minnesota lobbyist
May 10, 2019 - 7:00am
May 9, 2019
Four new members of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents posed for photos in the House of Representatives on Thursday, May 9, 2019 shortly after they were elected by the Legislature. From left, Janie Mayeron, Mike Kenyanya, Kao Ly Ilean Her and Mary Davenport. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Lawmakers elect four new members to the University of Minnesota Board of Regents
May 9, 2019 - 5:11pm
May 2, 2019
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday, May 2, 2019, held a news conference with hospital CEOs from around the state to advocate in support of retaining a 2% tax on medical providers. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Walz pushes to keep medical provider tax as budget talks begin
May 2, 2019 - 5:01pm