July 21, 2020

Work is getting done on the outside of the Capitol by a workman while inside the Capitol legislators passed two resolutions but no one really knows what progress is being made on bonding, taxes and police accountability. A police accountability package may be the close...

July 15, 2020

Minority Leader Kurt Daudt, left, and Rep. Tim O’Driscoll, right, enter the House Chamber for the second special session of 2020. Gov. Tim Walz called the special session to have the peacetime emergency extended for another thirty days. During this special session the...

June 23, 2020

Gov. Tim Walz calls the special session to have his peacetime emergency extended by the legislature. This would also give the House and Senate the opportunity to agree on three major issues. These issues are a COVID-19 local relief package, police reform and accountabi...

June 16, 2020

Secure fencing remained around the Capitol after the largest call up of the National Guard since WWII to protect the building. The death of George Floyd sparked several nights of riots and looting in parts of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Peaceful demonstrators had filled...

June 11, 2020

 Columbus Statue Ripped Down By Protesters A Day Earlier

Doug Shiedel, top, watches from the perch where Christopher Columbus once stood as Andrew Schultz, left and Ludger Dekarski, right, of the Dept. of Administration Trades Shop, remove the plaque from the Columbus M...

June 2, 2020

May 29 - The Largest Deployment of the Minnesota National Guard Since WWII

June 1 - A Threat to Storm and Burn the Minnesota State Capitol

On Thursday, May 28, Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order to activate the Minnesota National Guard in response to the extensive d...

May 20, 2020

May 20 - Nurses Picket and March

Nurses belonging to the Minnesota Nurses Association and supporters picketed in front of United Hospital in St. Paul. The nurses are asking for a say in worker protections, increased PPE resources with higher safety standards, and an end...

February 29, 2020

May 17 - Last Day of Session - Sine Die

                  Capitol So Quiet You Could Hear Paint Peeling

Brian Pease, Capitol Historical Site Manager, takes the time on the last day of the 202...

February 6, 2020

On Nov. 4, 1980, as the sun was beginning to rise I began my Election Day picture story at the Afton Town Hall. I had gotten the approval of the Secretary of State [Joan Growe] and the head election judge to be in the polling place during Election Day to do my story. T...

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