Let's play guess the legislator's tie! House legislators give hints to their mood and personality in choice of neckwear on what is expected to be the last day of the session.
Starting from top left to right:
Top Row, 1. John Petersburg, 2. Peter Fischer, 3. Gene Pelowski, 4. Lyndon Carlson Middel Row, 5. Tony Cornish, 6. Joe Hoppe, 7. Ernie Leidiger, 8. Dan Schoen Bottom Row, 9. Cheif Sgt-at-Arms Travis Reese, 10. Roger Erickson, 11. Clark Johnson, 12. John Lesch
Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk congratulated bonding bill author Sen. LeRoy Stumpf after the bill passed the Senate.
House members gave a standing ovation to retiring Rep. John Benson, DFL-Minnetonka.
House leaders Paul Thissen and Erin Murphy spoke to the press on the House floor about Friday's upcoming bills.
Even as legislators prepare to depart St. Paul groundskeepers prepare the garden beds in front of the Capitol.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."