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March 15, 2017
Rep. Erin Maye Quade (DFL–Apple Valley), Sen. Greg Clausen (DFL–Apple Valley), and Rep. Anna Wills (R–Rosemount) answered questions at a town hall meeting in Apple Valley March 11. (RiverTown Multimedia photo by Deanna Weniger)
District 57 town hall meeting covered range of legislative topics
March 15, 2017 - 1:30pm
A panel of representatives and advocates for the homeless outlined legislative priorities at the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless annual Day on the Hill event Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Rep. Nils Pierson, left, Rep. Liz Olson and Coalition Director Senta Leff look on as Pines and Lakes community advocate Oscar Lopez, right, discusses rural homelessness. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Serviceplay button
Bills aim to ease greater Minnesota's housing, homelessness struggles
March 15, 2017 - 9:09am
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City approves liquor license for Chipotle
March 15, 2017 - 5:30am
March 10, 2017
Paul Charchian, a fantasy sports advocate and host of a radio show on the topic, tells a Minnesota House committee Thursday, March 9, 2017, that the activity involves skill, so is not illegal gamblnig. With him is Rep. Tony Albright of Prior Lake, sponsor of a bill to clarify that fantasy sports play is legal. Don Davis / Forum News Serviceplay button
Minnesota legislators consider regulating daily fantasy sports playing
March 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
March 9, 2017
Minnesota Rep. Jim Nash, R-Waconia, introduced two bills that would significantly change the state's laws regarding self-defense and permits to carry guns. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Serviceplay button
Contentious Minnesota gun law would allow permitless carry
March 9, 2017 - 1:00pm
College loan aid examined as way to help Greater Minnesota
March 9, 2017 - 11:00am
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calms a turkey as he and  turkey industry leaders gather to discuss Thanksgiving in 2015. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minn. poultry industry on 'higher alert' for bird flu outbreak
March 9, 2017 - 10:30am
March 8, 2017
Minnesota Rep. Matt Grossell, R-Clearbrook, proposed a bill to bulk up penalties for convicted sex offenders. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service
Minnesota bill aims to bulk up sex offense penalties
March 8, 2017 - 8:00pm
Minnesota state Sens. Mark Johnson of  East Grand Forks, left, and Justine Eichorn of Grand Rapids discuss issues before a Tuesday, March 7, 2017, committee meeting in which the use of plastic bags was a main topic. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmakers look to dump city plastic bag bans
March 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
March 7, 2017
488 pounds of meth seized in Minn. last year
March 7, 2017 - 7:00pm
Assistant Commissioner Kevin McHenry of the Minnesota Education Department testifies to legislators Monday, March 6, 2017, that the agency will work more on helping educators understand how to use standardized test scores. Don Davis / Forum News Serviceplay button
Audit: Educators do not understand how to use test results
March 7, 2017 - 5:00pm
Minnesota Rep. Sarah Anderson of Plymouth and House Speaker Kurt Daudt of Crown talk on Monday, March 6, about Anderson's bill to restructure the governing board of U.S. Bank Stadium. Don Davis / Forum News Service
House OKs stadium authority changes
March 7, 2017 - 2:00pm
March 5, 2017
Minnesota state Rep. Julie Sandstede of Hibbing wonders on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, if a bill providing tax breaks to teachers who get advanced degrees in the fields they teach would help speciality teachers.  Don Davis / Forum News Service
Rapid session greets Minnesota legislative freshmen
March 5, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 4, 2017
Minnesota Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, led the House Subcommittee on Child Care Access and Affordability, to find solutions to the state's child care provider shortage. The subcommittee met for the final time Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service
Child care providers blame over-regulation for Minnesota shortage
March 4, 2017 - 10:00am
March 3, 2017
Niswi Linn brushes his teeth with a big smile on his face at Mahube-Otwa. Head Start students brush their teeth while stomping along to the beat of silly songs. Meagan Pittelko / Forum News Service
Poor Minnesotans and dentists struggle to smile
March 3, 2017 - 3:00pm