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June 5, 2018
Record number of women running for Minnesota House
June 5, 2018 - 9:26pm
Democracy shows through in crowded attorney general race
June 5, 2018 - 8:13pm
June 4, 2018
Attorney General Lori Swanson and U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan tell the media on Monday, June 4, 2018, they are running for Minnesota governor and lieutenant governor. Swanson dropped out of the Democratic endorsement race for her current job over the weekend and Nolan earlier announced he is retiring. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Busy Minnesota political day includes Swanson for governor announcement
June 4, 2018 - 6:56pm
June 3, 2018
Karen Branden filed for the Minnesota House of Representatives. Courtesy photo.
Branden files for Minnesota House of Representatives
June 3, 2018 - 12:45pm
June 1, 2018
President Kevin Paap of the Minnesota Farm Bureau speaks Monday, May 21,  in favor of bills the governor eventually vetoed.  Don Davis / Forum News Service
Greater Minnesota leaders do not celebrate legislative session
June 1, 2018 - 10:31am
May 31, 2018
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach and former Gov. Tim Pawlenty share a laugh Thursday, May 31, 2018, after Pawlenty introduced Fishbach as his running mate. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Fischbach wants to keep job, with Pawlenty as Minn. governor
May 31, 2018 - 1:47pm
Michelle Fischbach takes the oath as Minnesota lieutenant governor Friday, May 25, 2018, from Supreme Court Justice G. Barry Anderson. Her father, Tom St. Martin, holds a Bible as Fischbach's son and daughter, Bryce Fischbach and Brianna Eisenbacher, look on. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Sworn in as lieutenant governor, Fischbach's resignation leaves Minn. Senate tied
May 31, 2018 - 12:48pm
May 30, 2018
Betty Murphy
PACC executive committee appoints Murphy as new community center director
May 30, 2018 - 4:37pm
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
May 26, 2018
River dam relicensing reviewed in Otter Tail County
May 26, 2018 - 8:20am
May 24, 2018
Under the Hub project, the PACC would be renovated and connected to the old Perham High School. (file photo)
No Hub snub at the state: Perham's big project makes it into the bonding bill at $6 million
May 24, 2018 - 9:06am
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 gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Otto, left, named Zarina Baber as her running mate. Handout
Minn. gubernatorial candidate Otto chooses running mate
May 21, 2018 - 2:12pm
May 20, 2018
Chris LeClair is the new Otter Tail County Land and Resource Director.Tom Hintgen/Otter Tail County Correspondent.
LeClair replaces Kalar in Land, Resource Office
May 20, 2018 - 10:44am
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