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

Today’s UpTake: Dayton Meets MN GOP Senate Leaders

Freshly back from a trip to Washington, D.C., Minnesota Governor-elect Mark Dayton will meet today behind closed doors with the state’s new Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch and Deputy Majority Leader Geoff Michel to discuss the upcoming legislative session. Afterward, at 2:30, they’ll speak to the media.

Recount Central

Today’s UpTake: Cleared for Recount, Canvassing Board Meets

The Minnesota Supreme Court yesterday afternoon denied Tom Emmer and the Republican Party’s petition to delay the start of the gubernatorial recount, following legal hearings during which Emmer’s and Democrat Mark Dayton’s attorneys sparred over the question of whether vote totals must be reconciled with the number of signatures on voter logs.

Mark Ritchie’s GOP Challenger Dan Severson

Minnesota Republican State Representative Dan Severson talks with The UpTake’s Mike McIntee following a Secretary of State debate with DFLer Mark Ritchie. We try to clarify some things Severson said during the debate about the Minnesota US Senate recount, photo IDs for voters and get his views on the tea party.