In the Know: June 16, 2017

Attorney General Lori Swanson
Minnesota nurses will give debt relief to needy patients, Star Tribune
Fence company ordered out of business, customers to be repaid, KARE 11
LORI SWANSON: Three-day cooling-off law for contracts, Owatonna People’s Press

Governor Race
Thissen joins crowded field of DFL candidates for governor, MPR/AP
Former House Speaker Thissen adds his name to crush of gubernatorial candidates, Pioneer Press

Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith
Mark Dayton hires outside counsel for fight with Legislature, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
Gov. Mark Dayton hires outside counsel for court battle with Legislature, Star Tribune
Dayton hires lawyer to fight legislature’s lawsuit, MPR
Dayton Hires Former Supreme Court Justice for Fight with Legislature, Alpha News MN
Editorial: Legislators should not booby-trap bills, Albert Lea Tribune
Lt. Gov. Smith to lead trade trip to Cuba, MPR
Minnesota credit rating under scrutiny over dispute between governor, legislators, Star Tribune

Rep. Colin Peterson
Minnesota congress members react to shootings at baseball practice, Wilmar Radio

Rep. Keith Ellison
Three myths about the minimum wage, Star Tribune
Democratic state senator slams DNC for helping elect Trump, New York Post

Rep. Tim Walz
Walz, Paulsen on congressional teams but not at practice, News 8000

Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Al Franken
N.D., Minn. Leaders respond to ballpark shooting wounding GOP leader, Duluth News Tribune
Ribbon-cutting for new St. Croix River bridge set for Aug. 2, Twin Cities Pioneer Press
Rand Paul and Al Franken Come Together for Weed, The Daily Caller
Klobuchar on Trump Plans to Reverse Two Obama-Era Policies, MPR

St. Paul Mayoral Race
Mayoral Candidates Square Off On Social Justice Issues, Voice of Alexandria
Weekend convention could be key to choosing St. Paul’s next mayor, MPR

Also check out our Real Erik Paulsen and Trump Administration pages for more information.

Upcoming Events

  • June 16, 12:00 PM — Stand Against Trump, SD40 DFL Treasurer John Schafer is holding a weekly hour of protest and resistance on Fridays from 12pm to 1pm at the corner of Brookdale & Xerxes in Brooklyn Park.  More information here.
  • June 16, 6:00 PM — Root Beer Float Social and Volunteer Celebration, Tater Daze, Noble Sports Park, 4701 Oak Grove Parkway, Brooklyn Park, MN.  More information here.
  • June 17, 10:00 AM — SD46 DFL will be marching in the Parktacule Parade. If you’d like to join them, email bestnotforgetthisone@gmail.com for more information.
  • June 17, 2:00 PM — SD46 DFL will be participating the the Parktaculare Expo at Wolf Park, 3700 Monterey Dr, St. Louis Park, MN 55416.
  • June 18 — Father’s Day
  • June 18, 7:30 PM — Minnesota DFL Somali American Caucus 5th Annual Iftar Dinner, Safari Restaurant and Event Center, 3010 4th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
  • June 19, 3:00 PM — DNC Chair Tom Perez Here to Support CD2, AFSCME Council 5 Office, Hennessy Room, 300 Hardman Ave S, South St. Paul, MN 55075. Rally at 4:00 PM followed by a door knock.
  • June 19, 7:00 PM — Brooklyn Park DFL Meeting, Brooklyn Park Library, 6500 W Broadway Ave, Brooklyn Park, MN
  • June 20, 6:00 PM — SD33 DFL Issues-Based Door Knock, Caribou Coffee in Lunds & Byerly’s, 800 W 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317
  • June 21, 7:00 PM — CD3 DFL Central Committee Meeting, Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka, MN 55345
  • June 22, 6:30 PM — Brooklyn Center Earle Brown Days Parade, 70+ parade units, parade steps off from 59th and DuPont, and ends at 69th and DuPont. More information here.
  • June 23, 12:00 PM — Stand Against Trump, SD40 DFL Treasurer John Schafer is holding a weekly hour of protest and resistance on Fridays from 12pm to 1pm at the corner of Brookdale & Xerxes in Brooklyn Park.  More information here.
  • June 24, 11:00 AM — SD33 DFL Issues-Based Door Knock, meet at Caribou Coffee, Lunds & Byerlys, 800 W 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317
  • June 24, 6:00 PM — SD47 DFL’s Pull Pork and Politics, 8751 Ridge Ponds Dr, Victoria, MN 55386, $25 per person
  • June 25, 4:00 PM — SD33 DFL Family Picnic, Freeman Park in Excelsior, MN 55331.  Meet at the picnic shelter.
  • June 26 — Eid a-Fitr
  • June 26, 5:00 PM — SD46 Post-Session Town Hall with Sen. Ron Latz and Reps. Peggy Flanagan and Cheryl Youakim, The Depot Coffee House, 9451 Excelsior Blvd, Hopkins, MN 55343
  • June 29, 3:00 PM — SD33 DFL Issues-Based Door Knock, meet at Caribou Coffee, 65401 Shoreline Dr, Mound, MN 55364
  • June 30, 12:00 PM — Stand Against Trump, SD40 DFL Treasurer John Schafer is holding a weekly hour of protest and resistance on Fridays from 12pm to 1pm at the corner of Brookdale & Xerxes in Brooklyn Park.  More information here.
  • July 4 — Independence Day
  • July 4, 1:00 PM — SD48 DFL Booth, July 4th Celebration in the Park, Round Lake Park, 16691 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie, MN
  • July 4, 7:00 PM — SD37 DFL Central Committee Meeting, Sticks and Stones, 9230 Lincoln St NE, Blaine, MN 55434. (We’ve asked for confirmation on this event, but haven’t received updated information to date.)
  • July 7, 12:00 PM — Stand Against Trump, SD40 DFL Treasurer John Schafer is holding a weekly hour of protest and resistance on Fridays from 12pm to 1pm at the corner of Brookdale & Xerxes in Brooklyn Park.  More information here.
  • July 10, 6:30 PM — SD50 DFL Central Committee Meeting, Kennedy High School, Room C102, 98th and Nicollet Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420
  • July 10, 7:00 PM — SD44 DFL Central Committee Meeting, Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345
  • July 10, 7:00 PM — SD49 DFL Central Committee Meeting, 7001 Cahill Rd, Suite 21, Edina, MN
  • July 11, 7:00 PM — SD40 DFL Central Committee Meeting, Brooklyn Park Library, 8500 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55445
  • July 13 — SD34 DFL participating in Maple Grove Days, more information as it becomes available
  • July 13, 7:00 PM — SD36 DFL Central Committee Meeting, Davanni’s 3439 129th Ave NW, Coon Rapids, MN
  • July 13, 7:00 PM —SD48 DFL Central Committee Meeting, Glen Lake Activity Center, 14350 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka, MN
  • July 14, 12:00 PM — Stand Against Trump, SD40 DFL Treasurer John Schafer is holding a weekly hour of protest and resistance on Fridays from 12pm to 1pm at the corner of Brookdale & Xerxes in Brooklyn Park.  More information here.
  • July 15 — SD34 DFL Business Expo, more information as it becomes available
  • July 15, 12:00 PM — SD49 DFL Annual Picnic, Rosland Park Picnic Shelter, Lake Cornelia Park, 4300 W 66th St, Edina, MN 55435

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