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Visitors to the Minnesota Capitol building walk around 22 students who particpated in a "die in" Thursday, March 22, 2018, as a protest against lawmakers not considering gun control legislation. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Gun-control bills miss Minnesota legislative deadline
5 hours 1 min ago
March 21, 2018
Blaire Hartley tells a Minnesota House committee Wednesday, March 21, 2018, that it is important to have mental health professionals in schools. Behind her is Rep. Jim Davnie of Minneapolis. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Health professionals say school safety includes them
March 21, 2018 - 6:02pm
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
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
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 18, 2018
Representative John Lesch points out districts that students should concentrate door knocking efforts at as students from around the state got together to lobby state representatives on a measure to require universal background checks for firearms purchases in Minnesota at the Legislative Office Building on Wednesday, March 14. (John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Back-pats and hard truths: Eight Minnesota teens take polite gun-control pitches, not protests, to the Capitol
March 18, 2018 - 8:00am
March 16, 2018
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
March 15, 2018
As Taylor Township clerk, Rachael Merrill assists the treasurer in paying the bills, and answers questions about beaver trapping or road conditions. "You are kind of a sounding board between the township residents and the county," she said. (Monika Lawrence for MPR News)
Did you vote on Township Tuesday?
March 15, 2018 - 7:14pm
March 14, 2018
Sharing a laugh cannot be a bad sign. Gov. Mark Dayton got Senate President Michelle Fischbach and House Speaker Kurt Daudt to laugh Wednesday night, March 14, 2018, as the governor delivered his State of the State speech. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton looks back, ahead in his last State of State speech
March 14, 2018 - 9:15pm
March 13, 2018
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Michele Fischbach, also the state Senate president, agreed that elder care is a bipartisan issue at a Tuesday, March 13 news conference. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota politicians join to fight elder abuse
March 13, 2018 - 3:39pm
March 12, 2018
Minnesota state Sen. Matt LIttle of Lakeville  talks about a bill Monday, March 12, 2018, he sponsors that would extend background checks to all firearms sales in the state. With him are Sens. Paul Anderson of Plymouth and  Scott Jensen of Chaska. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Committees unlikely to take up Minnesota gun bills
March 12, 2018 - 6:16pm
Minnesota GOP legislators want Medicaid recipients to work
March 12, 2018 - 5:18pm
March 10, 2018
Students from across the Twin Cities marched down Marshall Avenue from St. Paul Central High School to the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul to demonstrate against gun violence Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
School security: Is there such thing as too much?
March 10, 2018 - 5:18pm