The state's political leaders tried to sum up the legislative session as it drew to a close this week. The Bemidji Pioneer reported that Republican House Speaker Kurt Zellers said the Vikings stadium issue took up too much time and energy, and offered this analysis.
Here's a fun A-to-Z look at the session.
Gov. Mark Dayton and Zellers had opposite opinions on how the session went.
The end of the session was punctuated by the news that long-time colorful Rep. Tom Rukavina was retiring. The Duluth News-Tribune had this take.
With the rancorous partisan legislative session in their rearview, lawmakers are turning their sights on their campaigns to return for more next year. The intense, multimillion-dollar campaign for control of the Legislature is on. Read more in the Star-Tribune.