In the Know: August 3, 2015

Events Happening Today

  • 9:00 am — Gov. Mark Dayton will hold a media availability
  • Later — Gov. Dayton will meet with Indian Ambassador Arun Kumar Singh
  • Throughout the day — Gov. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will meet with commissioners and staff throughout the day
  • 6:00 pm — Lt. Gov. Smith will provide remarks at the U.S.-India Healthcare Summit

Save the Date

  • Aug. 9 An Environmental Awareness Picnic will be held at the Environmental Learning Center, from 2 to 6 p.m. at 13,500 Dakota Ave S, in Savage. The event is free and sponsored by Senate Districts 55, 56 and Scott County DFL.
  • August 22nd- A MN Senior’ Legislative Issues Forum will be held at Wescott Library, from 2 to 4pm, at 1340 Wescott Rd, in Eagan. The event is free and sponsored by The DFL CD 2 Outreach/Inclusion Committee and DFL Southwest Metro Senior Caucus. Senator Jim Carlson (D-Eagan), Rep. Sandy Masin (D-Eagan), and Rep. Deborah Hillstrom (D-Brooklyn Center), will be present to speak about 2015/16 MN legislation benefiting seniors’ income, health, transit, and housing, as well as advocacy that can be done for upcoming legislative efforts.


Minnesota Republicans consider options as wide-open presidential field takes shape, Star Tribune

What kind of party will the Republican nominee lead in 2016?, Star Tribune

Joe Biden

Joe Biden weighs presidential bid, Star Tribune

Talking Points: VP Joe Biden Considering Presidential Run, WCCO

Mille Lacs Lake

DNR closing walleye fishing on Mille Lacs today, Star Tribune

Mille Lacs walleye season closes Monday evening, MPR

Unprecedented Lake Mille Lacs walleye ban starts Monday night, Pioneer Press

Minimum Wage

Minnesota’s minimum wage increased by a dollar, FOX 9

Minnesota’s minimum wage increases to $9, Kare 11


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