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July 15, 2011
There were no smiles Thursday evening as state leaders announced a framework of a budget deal. From left are House Speaker Kurt Zellers, Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch and Gov. Mark Dayton. Don Davis / Minnesota State Capitol Bureau
Dayton, GOP agree on budget
July 15, 2011 - 8:45am
July 14, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano greets people after arriving in Minot on Wednesday. She said the government is here "for the duration." Photo by Chris Franz / The Forum
'We are here for the duration': Homeland Security leader Janet Napolitano tours flooded Minot area
July 14, 2011 - 8:54am
July 12, 2011
Gov. Mark Dayton
Dayton takes budget message around Minnesota
July 12, 2011 - 8:19am
July 7, 2011
The Minnesota Legislature's top two Republicans, Sen. Amy Koch and Rep. Kurt Zellers, tell reporters Wednesday that Democratic Mark Datyon made a "very disappointing" offer to solve the state's budget impasse. (Don Davis / FORUM COMMUNICATIONS CO.)
MINNESOTA SHUTDOWN: Lawmakers pessimistic about quick shutdown
July 7, 2011 - 8:33am
June 30, 2011
Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch and House Speaker Kurt Zellers brief reporters Tuesday on budget talks aimed at avoiding a government shutdown. (Don Davis / FORUM COMMUNICATIONS CO.)
Shutdown chances increase as budget talks break up late
June 30, 2011 - 8:54am
About 3,000 people who planned to camp this weekend would be looking elsewhere for a place to relax. Associated Press photo
Minnesota residents to notice shutdown's effects this time around
June 30, 2011 - 8:47am
June 29, 2011
Gov. Mark Dayton tells reporters on Tuesday that Wednesday is the day a budget deal must be cut to avoid a government shutdown. (Don Davis / FORUM COMMUNICATIONS CO.)
Minnesota Budget Talks: 'We recognize time is growing short'
June 29, 2011 - 9:54am
June 10, 2011
Klobuchar, Franken announce $1.3 million for tornado repairs in Wadena
June 10, 2011 - 8:26am
June 9, 2011
Minnesota colleges taking it a day at a time as shutdown looms
June 9, 2011 - 8:34am
May 11, 2011
Detroit Lakes native Jeff Johnson was named committeeman of the Minnesota Republican National Committee.
DL native becomes the face of Minnesota Republicans
May 11, 2011 - 12:10pm
April 27, 2011
Despite steady rain, a large crowd rallies outside the Capitol on Tuesday in St. Paul to protest a possible expansion of gambling beyond Indian reservations. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, David Joles)
Minnesota Legislature: Casino supporters rally against expanding gambling
April 27, 2011 - 8:50am
April 19, 2011
The West Fargo lagoons, seen here in an April 11 aerial photo, have been blamed for some of the bad odor in West Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Spring is in the air, and it stinks
April 19, 2011 - 8:23am
September 11, 2008
Libertarian presidential candidate blasts latest government bailout
September 11, 2008 - 12:00am
May 26, 2008
Legislature increases state aid to cities
May 26, 2008 - 12:00am