Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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ST. PAUL – Thousands of poor Minnesota families begin getting more state aid today as the new state budget begins.
ST. PAUL – Technology helps lure girls into the sex trafficking industry, but more and more, technology also is helping to solve the crimes.
ST. PAUL – The trooper who has been the Minnesota State Patrol's face in western Minnesota faces charges of driving 94 miles per hour in a 55 zone.
ST. PAUL -- A federal judge says the Minnesota Sex Offender Program is unconstitutional, but what happens next is unclear. The judge did not order specific changes to the program...
ST. PAUL -- State money is en route to immediate and long-range needs to fight avian flu that has resulted in more than 9 million turkey and chicken deaths in...
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislative leaders succeeded early Saturday to pass the final piece of the state budget. The central issue was a controversial agriculture and environment finance bill that...
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislative leaders scrambled late Friday to pass the final piece of the state budget. The central issue was a controversial agriculture and environment finance bill that...
ST. PAUL – A special legislative session Friday is expected to finish writing the Minnesota state budget.
ST. PAUL - Here is a look at what Minnesota legislators are expected to consider during a special session to finish passing a two-year, $42 billion state budget: Education About...
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has dropped priority after priority in his effort to get a state budget passed before the June 30 deadline. Prime among the casualties was offering classes to 4-year-olds across the state. The final item Dayton gave up was his insistence on reversing a law he just signed that gave away some of the state auditor's power. Dayton said he gave up on some of his priorities in an effort to finish passing a $42 billion, two-year budget.