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May 29, 2018
After releasing a report about the Super Bowl's impact on Minnesota, Gov. Mark Dayton talks to reporters Tuesday, May 29, 2018, about bills he may sign soon. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Bonding bill decision approaches; pension bill to be signed
May 29, 2018 - 1:55pm
U.S. Bank Stadium, venue of this year's Super Bowl, as seen from a Department of Homeland Security Blackhawk helicopter that will be patrolling the skies during the game in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. January 29, 2018. Kevin Lamarque / Reuters
Minnesota Super Bowl adds $400 million to economy
May 29, 2018 - 1:32pm
May 28, 2018
Nancy Nelson is hopeful that Farmington will sign up for Vitals Aware Services, a new app launched by Dakota County that alerts law enforcement officers when they are near someone with dementia,  mental illness or, like son Jason, a special need. Kara Hildreth / contributor
An app of vital importance
May 28, 2018 - 5:00am
May 24, 2018
Land swap on the table in Rosemount
May 24, 2018 - 5:00am
May 23, 2018
Gov. Mark Dayton. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton vetoes most legislative session work
May 23, 2018 - 4:38pm
May 21, 2018
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton tells reporters late Sunday, May 20, 2018, that he has no intention of signing many of the Republican-controlled Legislature's major bills. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Bonding could be Legislature's last man standing
May 21, 2018 - 4:33pm
Pictured from left are: Shannon Welle, Employee Relations benefits administrator; Commissioner Mary Liz Holberg; Shaleen Roth, Employee Relations manager; Commissioners Chris Gerlach, Liz Workman, Joe Atkins, Kathleen A. Gaylord and Tom Egan; Andy Benish, Employee Relations director; Commissioner Mike Slavik; and County Manager Matt Smith. Photo courtesy of Dakota County
Dakota County recognized as healthy workplace
May 21, 2018 - 7:49am
May 18, 2018
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says that lawmakers should hurry and pass a school safety bill after a Friday, May 18, 2018 deadly Texas school shooting. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota leaders promise school safety funds
May 18, 2018 - 7:45pm
Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka of Nisswa, front, listens to a reporter's question Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Looking on is Tax Chairman Roger Chamberlain of Lino Lakes. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: End-of-session questions go unanswered
May 18, 2018 - 1:25pm
May 17, 2018
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton vetoes a tax bill on Thursday, May 17, 2018, as he said he would if legislators did not approve $138 million in school aid. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton vetoes tax bill over school funding, as promised
May 17, 2018 - 12:39pm
May 14, 2018
Next to a hand-written note thanking him for seeking more education funding, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton tells reporters Monday, May 14, 2018, that he will not sign a tax bill if he does not get "emergency" funding for education. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Bonding passes in Minn. House as session winds down
May 14, 2018 - 4:55pm
May 11, 2018
Minnesota state Rep. Paul Marquart of Dillworth goes through paperwork on Friday, May 11, 2018, while serving as a legislative tax negotiator. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Lawmakers face no must-do issues
May 11, 2018 - 2:16pm
Property tax deadline fast approaching
May 11, 2018 - 12:00pm
May 7, 2018
June 2016 mock-up of what a Real ID Minnesota driver's license could look like. The actual Real ID license would be developed once the state approves a plan. The 2016 Legislature did not agree on a plan. Courtesy image / Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Existing driver's licenses likely good for flights until 2020
May 7, 2018 - 6:16pm
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
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