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March 1, 2018
Shelly Elkington, of Montevideo, Minn., tells the story of her daughter Casey, who died of a drug overdose, during a hearing at the State Capitol in St. Paul on March 1, 2018. At right is Rep. Dave Baker, R-Willmar. Christopher Magan / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Victims of opioid crisis tell their stories as Minn. lawmakers consider solutions
March 1, 2018 - 7:12pm
February 22, 2018
On front lines of opioid abuse, Minn. Judicial Council signs off on new tribal drug court
February 22, 2018 - 5:50pm
February 12, 2018
Minnesota Senate President Michelle Fischbach of Paynesville says on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, that she will remain in the Senate when she takes over Lt. Gov. Tina Smith's job. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Court: Fischbach can remain senator and lieutenant governor for now
February 12, 2018 - 7:45pm
February 9, 2018
Former state Rep. Tim Finseth leads an East Grand Forks, Minn., Republican precinct caucus on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. Across the state, Republican caucuses often were not well attended. Sam Easter / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Are Otto win, Nolan retirement linked?
February 9, 2018 - 12:39pm
Minnesota's political leaders do not always agree when they sit at the same table answering reporters' questions. Here, in a 2016 pre-session briefing, Gov. Mark Dayton, left, and House Speaker Kurt Daudt discuss a difference. They will be at the same table on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, previewing this year's legislative session. Zach Kayser / Forum News Service
Gov. Dayton, legislative leaders to answer questions together
February 9, 2018 - 11:50am
February 4, 2018
Precinct caucuses start the sorting of candidates to become Minnesota governor
February 4, 2018 - 8:15am
February 2, 2018
With school officials and state legislators watching, high school junior Jessica Melnik talks about efforts to prevent girls from being used in sex trafficking. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: High school student fights sex trafficking
February 2, 2018 - 12:11pm
January 31, 2018
Minnesota DMV computers so messed up it will cost $43 million more to make them work right
January 31, 2018 - 8:20pm
January 30, 2018
Jan Malcolm begins her second tenure as Minnesota health commissioner Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, after Gov. Mark Dayton announced her appointment. About 19 years ago she was in that job for then-Gov. Jesse Ventura. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Fixing Minnesota elder abuse failures is new commissioner's first job
January 30, 2018 - 12:10pm
January 28, 2018
Lori Swanson, Minnesota Attorney General
Swanson not running for Minnesota governor, will seek re-election as attorney general
January 28, 2018 - 5:34pm
January 26, 2018
Minnesota Rep. Matt Dean watches governor candidate Jeff Johnson after Dean announced he was dropping out of the race to support Johnson. The announcement came Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, less than two weeks before Republican precinct cauces attenders will vote in a straw poll for governor. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Caucuses important step in political process
January 26, 2018 - 11:10am
January 25, 2018
Minnesota police oversight board to expand rules for officer discipline
January 25, 2018 - 9:16pm
Keith Downey
Facebook smear campaign alleged in Minnesota GOP governor race
January 25, 2018 - 9:14pm
January 24, 2018
State report blames St. Paul nursing home for resident's death
January 24, 2018 - 8:22pm
Minnesota agency investigating complaints against staffers responsible for uncovering elder abuse
January 24, 2018 - 8:18pm