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May 4, 2018
This is a typical scene during end-of-session negotations. Here, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton looks at state Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka of Nisswa on May 5, 2017, after they and other legislative leaders met to discuss the state budget. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Let the legislative talks begin
May 4, 2018 - 3:05pm
April 27, 2018
Minnesota state Sen. Julie Rosen, Rep. Dave Baker and Gov. Mark Dayton listen to a reporter's question Thursday, April 26, 2018, as they discuss the opioids issue. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Opioids still topic of legislative conversation
April 27, 2018 - 3:36pm
March 29, 2018
Minnesota state Sen. Mark Johnson of East Grand Forks on Thursday night, March 29, tells a Senate committee about legislation that would force some people who receive goverment-funded medical care to get jobs. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Deep divisions surface in Minnesota Senate over Medicaid work requirement
March 29, 2018 - 9:10pm
March 20, 2018
Work under the Minnesota Capitol dome has increased in recent days as deadlines approach for the 2018 edition of the Minnesota Legislature. Don Davis / Forum News Service
MNLARS one of many bills lawmakers tackle near deadline
March 20, 2018 - 4:41pm
March 8, 2018
State House analyzes 3M settlement in committee
March 8, 2018 - 1:32pm
February 16, 2018
Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook is center of attention as he answers a reporter's question during a Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, Forum News Service-sponsored pre-session briefing. From left are Bakk, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, Gov. Mark Dayton, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman. David Oakes / Minnesota Senate photographer
Minnesota lawmakers must pass own budget, but not much work mandatory
February 16, 2018 - 10:44am
February 9, 2018
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
January 29, 2018
Denny McNamara and Karla Bigham
Three candidates battle for state Senate seat
January 29, 2018 - 10:30pm
January 25, 2018
Candidates to face off in Republican primary Jan. 29
January 25, 2018 - 1:56pm
January 11, 2018
How two Minnesota GOP lawmakers derailed high-speed train plans
January 11, 2018 - 8:50pm
December 18, 2017
Washington County, Cottage Grove give legislative agendas
December 18, 2017 - 4:49pm
December 13, 2017
Denny McNamara
McNamara secures GOP endorsement for Minnesota Senate special election
December 13, 2017 - 4:55pm
Anne Claflin
Claflin announces bid against Franke for 54A House seat
December 13, 2017 - 8:45am
November 23, 2017
Paul Rogosheske, the attorney representing Sen. Dan Schoen, addressed members of the media following the senator's resignation announcement. Maureen McMullen / RiverTown Multimedia
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Lawyer: Schoen denies sexual harassment claims in midst of resignation
November 23, 2017 - 8:14am
May 31, 2016
Sen. Katie Sieben delivers her retirement speech in the temporary Senate chambers last week. After 14 years as a lawmaker, Sieben is not seeking re-election to the Legislature. (Photo by David Oakes, chief Minnesota Senate photographer)
Sieben reflects on 14 years as lawmaker
May 31, 2016 - 8:00am