Democrats Turn Up Heat On McFadden Cheaper Chinese Steel Comment

Minnesota Democrats are trying to turn a comment about steel from Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mike McFadden into a major campaign issue to unite Iron Range residents against him — something that could help the DFL in other races as well.

Carly Melin Candidate for DFL House Senate 5B endorsement

Introducing Rep. Carly Melin from Hibbing

Following her victory last night in the 5B special election race up in Hibbing, Minnesota, DFLer Carly Melin visited the State Capitol in St. Paul today to attend a labor rally and then let House Minority Leader Paul Thissen introduce her to the media.

Gov. Mark Dayton thanks Minnesota unions for helping him win the election

Today’s UpTake: Working Families Day at State Capitol

Today at the State Capitol, organized labor takes center stage. The Minnesota AFL-CIO, together with Education Minnesota, AFSCME Council 5, MNA, IAFF and the Pipefitters will rally at 11:30 a.m. in the Rotunda to oppose the so-called “Right to Work” legislation, which uses Orwellian language while scaling back labor rights.

Rally for Egyptian people at Minnesota State Capitol

Today’s UpTake: Battles in Egypt, Budgets in MN

Follow The UpTake today and this week as we broadcast news of budget battles here in Minnesota and the battle for democracy on the streets of Egypt. As we have all month, we’ll continue to provide livestreams of legislative turf wars between the Republican-controlled State House and Senate, and Governor Dayton’s office.