DFL Gubernatorial Primary Looms Despite Swanson Not Running

“There will be a primary and I’ll defend my endorsement in it,” said Rep. Tim Walz after former St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said he hadn’t decided yet if he would abide by the DFL gubernatorial endorsement process.

State Auditor Rebecca Otto Debates Republican Pat Anderson

Replay: MN State Auditor Candidates Debate In Winona

Pat Anderson: Libraries are “non essential” services
Patti Garland: So if we as cities determine that libraries are part of an essential service you’re indicating you agree with that? Pat Anderson: Most, first of all, specifically with libraries, libraries are a function of counties generally, and that’s why they were put into the nonessential, in most communities in the state of Minnesota libraries are done by counties. Moderator and audience: No. Pat Anderson: Well they are in most communities. More audience members: No!

Mark Dayton, Tom Emmer and Tom Horner

Today’s UpTake-The Week Ahead

Monday: Who gets the money from Minnesota’s Legacy Amendment sales tax? The Lessard-Sams council we heard so much about during the last Governors debate makes those decisions and is meeting this morning.   We’ll have this up live on livestream starting around 9am. Update: the Minnesota House is not providing video coverage of this meeting today. Public comment part of the hearing starts at 11:30am

Tuesday:
10 AM the State canvassing board meets to certify the Primary election results.  This should be much less drama filled than the last time they met for the Coleman/Franken recount.