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September 7, 2018
Capitol Chatter: Rural guy in big cities for a reason
September 7, 2018 - 7:00am
September 5, 2018
Minnesota governor candidates Democrat Tim Walz, left, and Republican Jeff Johnson debate Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at the Minnesota State Fair. The event was organized by Minnesota Public Radio. Dave Orrick / St. Paul Pioneer Press
DL native Jeff Johnson and Tim Walz talk differences in race for governor
September 5, 2018 - 10:13am
August 20, 2018
Laker grad Celeste Koppe has spent the past two years living and working in Tunis, the capital city of Tunisia in northern Africa, as a coordinator at a library and cultural center sponsored by the U.S. Embassy. She has spent the majority of the past several years traveling and living internationally. She's home for a visit now before heading out to Budapest, Hungary to attend graduate school. Marie Johnson / Tribune
Two years in Tunis: 2012 Laker grad Celeste Koppe is making her mark in the Middle East
August 20, 2018 - 8:00am
August 15, 2018
Minnesota governor candidates U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, left, and Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson share a laugh before a recent forum in Mankato. Democratic voters picked Walz and Republicans voted for Johnson in the Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, primary election. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Governor's race: Trump endorses Johnson; Walz strong in Twin Cities, southern Minnesota
August 15, 2018 - 4:53pm
August 14, 2018
Governor candidate Tim Walz speaks to the June 2018 Minnesota Democratic convention. He was not endorsed then, but came out ahead in Tuesday's primary vote. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Walz, Johnson win governor primaries; to face off in fall
August 14, 2018 - 10:07pm
August 12, 2018
Robyn Hagel keeps potbelly pigs in her home in Ottertail, Minn. Special to The Forum
Ottertail woman trying to keep her unusual house pets despite city ordinance
August 12, 2018 - 4:38pm
August 10, 2018
Minnesota governor candidates and campaign staffers listen to Kent Thisse explain rules for a candidate forum at Farmfest on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Interest in Minnesota primary seems high
August 10, 2018 - 2:53pm
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson talks to the media in July of 2018. In August, a news website reported that some people in her office were pressured to help her campaign. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota Attorney General Swanson denies pressuring employees to work for campaign
August 10, 2018 - 2:22pm
July 31, 2018
Marybeth Lonnee says on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, that the death of her grandson, 8-year-old Alan Geisenkoetter Jr., inspired her to fight for keeping drunken drivers out of the driver's seat of cars, boats, snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles and other motorized devices. The boy was hit by a man whose driver's license was revoked for drunken driving violations. Don Davis / Forum News Service
New Minnesota law extends drunken driving restrictions to recreational vehicles
July 31, 2018 - 4:04pm
July 4, 2018
Spadgenske Dairy is a family-run business. Pictured are Mark and Kristine Spadgenske, center, with their son, Ryan, and Mark's twin brother, Mike. Marie Johnson / Tribune
The land of milk and money: Becker County dairy farmers cope with chronically low milk prices, uncertain futures
July 4, 2018 - 5:30am
June 28, 2018
Ag lawmakers ready for farm bill negotiations
June 28, 2018 - 7:14pm
June 26, 2018
A North Dakota farmer cutting his grain. File photo
West Fargo farm rally will try to capture part of Trump's spotlight
June 26, 2018 - 10:04pm
Minnesota joins states in suing Trump to reunite families still split at border as number only drops by 6 kids
June 26, 2018 - 10:00pm
June 20, 2018
In a spruced-up Duluth, Minn., warehouse, President Donald Trump sits in the center seat during a roundtable discussion about the economy on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Forum News Service photoplay button
Trump promises to improve American economy at Duluth meeting with miners
June 20, 2018 - 9:26pm
June 19, 2018
While his father, Daniel Del Toro, speaks out against separating immigrant children from their parents, his 2-year-old son Joaquin looks at reporters in the Minnesota Capitol on Tuesday, June 19. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesotans seek to keep immigrant families together
June 19, 2018 - 3:41pm
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