MN Lawmakers On Climate Change, Proposed Constitutional Amendments By Bill Sorem | August 25, 2012 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Energy Subscribe to Energy Click on Paul Thissen Picture to see video. Click on Paul Thissen Picture to see video. Did global climate change contribute to the horrible Duluth flooding? We talked to Minnesota legislators as they worked on passing a $167.5 million relief package for extreme weather that hit Minnesota this Summer. Four DFL lawmaker we interviewed say yes climate change is linked to the extreme weather of this Summer, one Republican Representative says no. Representatives Frank Hornstein (DFL), Ryan Winkler (DFL), John Kriesel (R), Paul Thissen (DFL) and Sen John Marty (DFL) weighed on on climate and amendments. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.