Minnesotans are often shocked by the Legislature.
But legislators also get surprised.
Reporter Abby Simons asked them what surprised them this session. They answered.
Rep. Brian Johnson, R-Cambridge:
Rep. Michael Paymar, DFL-St. Paul:
Rep. Steve Drazkowski, R-Mezeppa:
Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis:
Rep. Greg Davids, R-Preston:
Rep. Leon Lillie, DFL-North St. Paul:
Rep. Paul Torkelson, R-Hanska:
More From Hot Dish Politics
Paulsen's newly Democratic challenger raised nearly as much in half the time this spring.
The deep-pocketed Democrat running for Minnesota's Third Congressional District seat says his donations have come entirely from individual donations over the campaigns first six weeks.
Minnesota state budget is settled, but Dayton extends political battle with lawmakers -- with likely legal consequences.
The Star Tribune's morning political newsletter
As President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey continues to rock the Capitol, Sen. Amy Klobuchar anticipates the Senate Judiciary Committee will play an important role in the aftermath.