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March 20, 2018
Minnesota state Rep. Chris Swedzinski of Ghent testifies during a 2017 legislative hearing. He is a main driver behind a 2018 move to not enforce a pemit for landowners to mow roadside ditches. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service
Minn. lawmaker says ditch mowers help get rid of weeds
March 20, 2018 - 4:05pm
Minnesota state Reps. Debra Kiel of Crookston and Paul Torkelson of Hanska talk on the House floor Monday, March 19, 2018, before Tokelson's bill to fix MNLARS was debated. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. motor vehicle licensing fix plans headed to final negotiations
March 20, 2018 - 12:09am
March 19, 2018
Anti-pipeline video game sparks bill over Minn. arts legacy funds
March 19, 2018 - 11:10pm
Another tribe joins legal fight against opioid industry
March 19, 2018 - 5:40pm
Minnesota State Capitol
Students seeking gun-control measures stall Minn. legislative committee
March 19, 2018 - 4:49pm
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty talks to reporters Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, after he spoke to Republican Minnesota House members. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Tim Pawlenty launches governor campaign committee
March 19, 2018 - 2:46pm
March 17, 2018
Rural Equity Project having its say in St. Paul: Groups hope to make a difference for rural Minnesotans
March 17, 2018 - 3:38pm
March 16, 2018
Few holes found in state's voting: Audit confirms small numbers of illegal votes, suggests fixes
March 16, 2018 - 8:24pm
Secretary of state asks for $1.4M to strengthen voter registration
March 16, 2018 - 8:18pm
Gov. Mark Dayton announces changes he wants to make in Minnesota's $46 billion, two-year budget on Friday, March 16, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Proposed Dayton budget, tax changes 'complicated'
March 16, 2018 - 4:16pm
Buffers of grass that filter crop land pollutants and soil out of water are required by Minnesota law. Submitted photo / Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Capitol Chatter: Buffer-related lawsuit fails
March 16, 2018 - 2:05pm
U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn.
Bipartisan campaign of ex-lawmakers push for reform
March 16, 2018 - 10:45am
A St. Paul Saints player greets a young baseball fan during a 2014 game at Newman Outdoor Field in Fargo. Rob Beer / Forum News Service
St. Paul Saints seek state minimum wage exemption, saying salary cap threatens operations
March 16, 2018 - 10:12am
March 15, 2018
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Minn. lawmaker proposes 'slowpoke bill,' which would increase punishment for slow drivers in left lane
March 15, 2018 - 4:57pm
MNLARS talks to go over weekend
March 15, 2018 - 12:28pm