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Replay – Dayton Addresses Joint Legislative Conf. for MN Cities, Counties, School Boards, Townships

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton's Official Photo

Governor Mark Dayton and other political luminaries will speak this morning at the Joint Legislative Conference for Minnesota Cities, Counties, School Boards, and Townships at the Crowne Plaza Riverfront Hotel in downtown St. Paul. Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake: Mayors Endorse Dayton; MCN Debate In Duluth


It’s high season for political endorsements in Minnesota. Today, mayors, county commissioners, city council members and community leaders from across Minnesota will reportedly sing their praise for Democratic-Farm-Labor candidate Mark Dayton. Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake: Republican Rift, FBI Raids, AFL-CIO Rallies

Mick Kelly, peace activist

Today we’ll bring you Governor Tim Pawlenty discussing the need for addressing flood relief for southern Minnesota; appearances by Senator Amy Klobuchar and gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton at the AFL-CIO convention, and this afternoon’s much anticipated FBI protest. Continue Reading →

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Replay: MN State Auditor Candidates Debate In Winona

State Auditor Rebecca Otto Debates Republican Pat Anderson

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! Continue Reading →

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Today’s UpTake-The Week Ahead

Mark Dayton, Tom Emmer and Tom Horner

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

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. Continue Reading →

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