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April 23, 2013
Sen. Gary Dahms of Redwood Falls (center) tells reporters Monday, April 22, 2013, that nursing homes in Minnesota need more state funding. Behind him is Rep. Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake and beside him is Rep. Paul Torkelson, R-Hanska. (Forum News Service photo by Danielle Killey)
Minnesota House approves health bill without knowing impact on hospitals
April 23, 2013 - 9:28am
March 7, 2013
New gun bill would do less than earlier bills
March 7, 2013 - 8:19am
March 5, 2013
Reps. Kurt Zellers of Maple Grove, left, and Dan Fabian of Roseau take different approaches Monday during debate on establishing a state health insurance sales system.
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Minnesota health insurance marketplace moves ahead
March 5, 2013 - 8:34am
Sen. Roger Reinert, DFL-Duluth, talks to reporters Monday, March 4, 2013, with Sen. Jeremy Miller, R-Winona, in announcing a "purple" caucus to bring Democrats and Republicans together.
Forum News Service photo by Don Davis
Red plus blue equals purple bipartisanship
March 5, 2013 - 8:26am
February 28, 2013
Minnesota lawmakers learn deficit shrinks to $627 million
February 28, 2013 - 10:21am
Electric Asian carp barrier clears Minnesota legislative committee
February 28, 2013 - 8:22am
Bill author Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, says Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, that it is time for Minnesota to legalize same-sex marriage.
Danielle Killey/Forum News Service
Gay marriage debate revisits Minnesota Capitol
February 28, 2013 - 8:18am
Butanol may join ethanol as farm-based fuel in Minnesota
February 28, 2013 - 8:15am
February 27, 2013
Lobbyist Joel Carlson and Hackensack, Minn., resort owner Mark Novotney tell a House committee Tuesday that more state tourism marketing money would help resorts.
Lawmakers consider doubling Minnesota tourism budget
February 27, 2013 - 9:08am
Lawmakers want to increase elderly funding
February 27, 2013 - 9:01am
February 26, 2013
Thursday's forecast to show budget temperature
February 26, 2013 - 8:36am
Representatives hear that minimum wage increase would help economy
February 26, 2013 - 8:27am
Sen. Roger Reinert of Duluth shows fellow senators on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, his bill to allow Sunday and holiday beer sales. He later said that he will not pursue the bill unless there is a public outcry of support.
Forum News Service photo by Don Davis
Minnesota Sunday liquor sales stalled, short of a public outcry
February 26, 2013 - 8:21am
February 25, 2013
Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lori Gildea makes a light-hearted remark in July of 2012 during a voter identification lawsuit hearing.
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Courts seek more money for salaries
February 25, 2013 - 8:37am
Reducing gun violence common goal, Minnesota gun rights and gun control advocates say
February 25, 2013 - 8:34am