Klobuchar Calls for Campaign Finance Transparency

At Netroots Nation yesterday, The UpTake’s Mike McIntee spoke to Senator Amy Klobuchar about corporate money in politics and reforms in Washington that could fight it. Minnesota’s senior senator also addressed corporate donations on behalf of issues — such as the anti-gay marriage campaign — within the state.

Minnesota Boasts Nation-Leading Solution to Home Foreclosure Crisis

The problem: Since 2005, more than 100,000 foreclosures have occurred throughout Minnesota, which has hurt families and destroyed communities.

The solution: Members of the Minnesota Foreclosure Partners Council — a unique partnership between public and private agencies, communities and cities — has helped 25,000 Minnesota homeowners avoid foreclosure within the last year. Minnesota’s foreclosure prevention program is the envy of the nation.

Harmon Killebrew -Tributes & Moment Of Silence

The man they called “Killer” won his fame for smashing a baseball farther than anyone else could in baseball’s pre-steroid era. But he won the admiration of millions for killing people with kindness. Today #3 passed away at the age of 74 from cancer while in hospice care in Arizona.

Today’s UpTake: Dayton Makes the Rounds in D.C.

Minnesota Governor-Elect Mark Dayton is in the nation’s capital today, making the rounds. Dayton will meet with Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, attend a “Mark Dayton for a Better Minnesota Campaign Committee” fundraiser at the home of Patrick Murphy, and grace a holiday party at the White House where he’ll schmooze with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.