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May 22, 2017
Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk, (DFL) Cook, talks with lobbyists in the hallway outside the Senate Chambers, on the final day of the regular session at the State Capitol in St. Paul,  Monday, May 22, 2017.  Scott Takushi \ Pioneer Press
Minnesota budget talks go on behind closed doors, as legislators plan to work past midnight deadline to get work done
May 22, 2017 - 10:39pm
As hours tick down, Minnesota budget work continues, but special session may be needed
May 22, 2017 - 2:55pm
May 21, 2017
Demands fall, final budget nears
May 21, 2017 - 9:46pm
GOP lawmakers object to ‘toolkit’ for transgender students: Legislators say resources could be better spent elsewhere
May 21, 2017 - 6:00am
May 18, 2017
A young male wild turkey, or "jake," displays its plumage on the grounds of the Minnesota Capitol in St. Paul Wednesday, May 10. The bird has become a frequent sight and even has a Twitter account in its honor: @mnlegturkey.  (Photo courtesy of Amy Zipko)
This state Capitol turkey has feathers
May 18, 2017 - 8:45pm
May 17, 2017
Minnesota House rejects $800 million bonding bill
May 17, 2017 - 10:41pm
May 15, 2017
Lawmakers hope teacher licensing changes enough to win Gov. Dayton's support
May 15, 2017 - 9:08pm
May 11, 2017
Dayton vetoes two abortion-related bills
May 11, 2017 - 4:43pm
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Legislature must provide adequate funding for DNR
May 11, 2017 - 7:30am
April 24, 2017
Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them
April 24, 2017 - 10:08pm
April 16, 2017
LEGISLATURE: Higher ed bills would give less than BSU hopes
April 16, 2017 - 8:19am
April 13, 2017
BSU may have to hike student fees
April 13, 2017 - 8:03pm
April 11, 2017
Emily Piper, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, discusses mental health care at the Community Behavioral Health Hospital in Baxter April 11 as Adam Rees, Essentia Health Central Region president, looks on. Zach Kayser/ Forum News Serviceplay button
Minnesota top official says GOP cuts would deeply hurt mental health care
April 11, 2017 - 9:41pm
State Rep. Matt Bliss, R-Pennington, left, speaks during a visit with Pioneer staff on Tuesday with Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, center, and State Rep. Matt Grossell, R-Clearbrook. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)
House Speaker, local GOP legislators give session report
April 11, 2017 - 7:08pm
April 9, 2017
Who should pick road projects? MnDOT, lawmakers clash over 'earmarks'
April 9, 2017 - 5:32pm