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August 18, 2018
Robyn Hagel keeps potbelly pigs in her home in Ottertail, Minn. Special to The Forum
Ottertail woman trying to keep her unusual house pets despite city ordinance
August 18, 2018 - 12:01pm
August 15, 2018
Minnesota governor candidates U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, left, and Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson share a laugh before a recent forum in Mankato. Democratic voters picked Walz and Republicans voted for Johnson in the Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, primary election. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Governor's race: Trump endorses Johnson; Walz strong in Twin Cities, southern Minnesota
August 15, 2018 - 4:53pm
August 14, 2018
Governor candidate Tim Walz speaks to the June 2018 Minnesota Democratic convention. He was not endorsed then, but came out ahead in Tuesday's primary vote. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Walz, Johnson win governor primaries; to face off in fall
August 14, 2018 - 10:07pm
August 10, 2018
Minnesota governor candidates and campaign staffers listen to Kent Thisse explain rules for a candidate forum at Farmfest on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Interest in Minnesota primary seems high
August 10, 2018 - 2:53pm
July 26, 2018
U.S. Rep. Tim Walz offers up a proposal Wednesday, July 18, 2018, to provide up to $12 billion a year to small communities throughout the country. The proposal came from Walz as a congressman, but it could help him in his run for Minnesota governor. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Official announcement or politics?
July 26, 2018 - 8:09am
July 5, 2018
Spadgenske Dairy is a family-run business. Pictured are Mark and Kristine Spadgenske, center, with their son, Ryan, and Mark's twin brother, Mike. Marie Johnson / Tribune
The land of milk and money: Local dairy farmers cope with chronically low milk prices, uncertain futures
July 5, 2018 - 7:38am
June 4, 2018
U.S. Merchant Marine WWII veteran James "Jim" Dorrance, pictured here in front of the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C., had never been to the nation's capital before the Honor Flight tour there earlier this week. Submitted photo
'I cried most of the time': WWII vet Jim Dorrance takes the Honor Flight to Washington D.C.
June 4, 2018 - 12:33pm
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 23, 2018
Gov. Mark Dayton. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton vetoes most legislative session work
May 23, 2018 - 4:38pm
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 16, 2018
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
Minnesota bonding loses, tax bill faces veto
May 16, 2018 - 4:03pm
May 15, 2018
Former state emloyee Scott Stillman testifies about day care fraud in front of a Minnesota Senate committee Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Child care fraud-terrorism connection report bothers Minnesota lawmakers
May 15, 2018 - 9:39pm
December 20, 2017
Matt Dean, a former Minnesota House of Representatives majority leader, won the straw poll for preferred Republican Party governor candidate among Minnesota Republican State Central Committee delegates Saturday, Dec. 2. (Zach Kayser / Forum News Service)
Dean wins GOP straw poll for Minnesota governor
December 20, 2017 - 11:57am
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