Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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DULUTH -- Minnesota's leaders want federal help to ease railroad delays. U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Gov.
DULUTH, Minn. -- The Independence Party candidate for Minnesota governor complains that a Tuesday forum breaks with tradition by leaving her out. Hannah Nicollet told reporters Monday that Independence governor...
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's chief challenger took health insurance cost information the administration released Wednesday and used it hours later against the governor during their first debate. Republican Jeff Johnson said MNsure and new federal health laws have hurt the state's insurance system, which he said had been best in the country. Turning to Dayton, Johnson said, "You wanted to be the first in the country to implement MNsure. ...
Mark Dayton rode to Redwood Falls City Hall in an immaculate black state-owned 2011 Chevrolet Suburban, driven by a state trooper. Joining him on the early-August trip were his press...
It was cold last winter, really cold. Propane was in short supply last winter, really short. And the fuel was expensive, really expensive. The 10 percent of Minnesotans who heat with propane — as well as farmers, businesses and others that use it — felt to crunch to the tune of $70 million more they had to pay than a year before. Others in the Midwest, where propane is most used, also felt the financial pain.
ST. PAUL -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder had not yet announced his resignation Thursday before U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar's name came up as a possible replacement, although she quashed such speculation hours later. "I intend to continue my work for the people of Minnesota as their senator," Klobuchar said. "We have a lot of work ahead in Congress in the next year and I want to be there to do it." Klobuchar's name was mentioned in many media accounts of Holder's pending resignation, including by Bloomberg News and USA Today before she made it clear that she wants to remain a senator.
Minnesota’s two major candidates for governor will debate five times before the Nov. 4 election, including a Forum News Service event in Moorhead. Campaigns for Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and...
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota politicians are demanding an investigation after revelations that a military veteran died in 2012 while awaiting a medical appointment to treat his epilepsy. A Twin Cities...
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton latched onto a North Dakotan's suggestion about how to make oil safer to transport earlier this month and on Tuesday asked North Dakota leaders to take action. Dayton wrote to North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Agriculture commissioner Doug Goehring asking that they, as Industrial Commission members, require oil pumped in the western part of the state to be conditioned before being shipped. North Dakota officials are in the process of deciding what to do about oil conditioning, which removes gas from crude oil.
ST. PAUL -- It was cold last winter, really cold. Propane was in short supply last winter, really short. And the fuel was expensive, really expensive. The 10 percent of Minnesotans who heat with propane -- as well as farmers, businesses and others that use it -- felt to crunch to the tune of $70 million more they had to pay than a year before. Others in the Midwest, where propane is most used, also felt the financial pain.