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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
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
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 10, 2019
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 7, 2019
After delay, Minnesota lawmakers to appoint new U of M regents
May 7, 2019 - 6:23pm
April 28, 2019
Photo of the Minnesota Capitol.
Minnesota lawmakers to update state laws surrounding sexual assault, sexual misconduct
April 28, 2019 - 5:56pm
April 12, 2019
An executive order by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz directs state agencies to take measures to support pollinators, such as bees and butterflies.  Don Davis / Forum News Service
Walz declares Minnesota’s commitment to pollinators
April 12, 2019 - 12:50pm
April 11, 2019
State Rep. Frank Hornstein, right, and Sen. Scott Newman lead a conference committee April 8, 2019, at the Minnesota Capitol to work through differences between the House and Senate bills banning cellphone use behind the wheel except when used in hands-free mode. Michael Brun / Forum News Service
Walz to sign hands-free cellphone bill following Senate's approval
April 11, 2019 - 2:42pm
April 8, 2019
State Rep. Frank Hornstein, right, and Sen. Scott Newman lead a conference committee April 8, 2019, at the Minnesota Capitol to work through differences between the House and Senate bills banning cellphone use behind the wheel except when used in hands-free mode. Michael Brun / Forum News Service
Minnesota hands-free cellphone bill clears on way to final vote
April 8, 2019 - 5:37pm
April 6, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday, March 28, 2019, said he would negotiate with Republicans about his budget proposal but wouldn't bend on extending a tax on medical providers that funds health care for low-income people. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota legislators share health care goals, but disagree on how to achieve them
April 6, 2019 - 10:18am
February 26, 2019
Industrial hemp produces a dense stand of plants. The seeds are harvested and can be used for oil products. The fiber of the plant stalks is currently not harvested in North Dakota. John M. Steiner / Forum News Service
Minnesota hemp farmers could sell to medical marijuana producers under new bill
February 26, 2019 - 2:29pm
February 24, 2019
Rep. Jeff Backer, R, Browns Valley, and Sen. Torrey Westrom, share a joke about each other before a Feb. 15 town hall meeting in Morris started. Rae Yost/Stevens County Times
Westrom, Backer hear climate, agriculture concerns
February 24, 2019 - 7:08pm
February 20, 2019
Sen. Jeff Howe, R-Rockville
Minnesota GOP lawmaker proposes highest fees in nation for hybrid, electric cars
February 20, 2019 - 7:15pm
February 11, 2019
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, center, told reporters on Monday, Feb. 11, that he'd meet with stakeholders before announcing whether he'd drop an appeal blocking the Enbridge Line 3 project. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Walz tightlipped as Line 3 decision deadline looms
February 11, 2019 - 1:25pm
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