In the Know: August 31, 2015

Events today

  • U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison works side-by-side with a Minneapolis home care worker as part of a “Work-a-Day” that will highlight the crucial work that home care workers do every day.
  • 9 a.m. – Labor and Greater Twin Cities United Way will be working together at the MN AFL-CIO Labor Pavilion at the State Fair with a daylong volunteer event to repurpose old t-shirts into bags for local food shelves.
  • 11:30 a.m. – Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman and the “Missing Money Man” help fairgoers search a database for their unclaimed property. Commerce Dept. booth, State Fair Education Bldg.
  • 1 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith will provide remarks and present a proclamation at the Minnesota State Fair declaring it “Minnesota State Patrol Day.” Expo Place, Outdoor Tent, Murphy Avenue/Cooper Street, State Fairgrounds.
  • 2 p.m. – Lt. Governor Smith will visit the Minnesota Bees and Honey exhibit and the Department of Agriculture’s Pollinator Exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair to highlight the importance of Minnesota bees. Agriculture/Horticulture Building, State Fairgrounds.

2016 election

In search of a senate majority leader in MN, Sen. David Hann visits DL to rally Republican troops for 2016, Detroit Lakes Online

Presidential politics hit Minnesota State Fair; Martin O’Malley serenades crowd, Pioneer Press

Bill Clinton on Donald Trump’s campaign: ‘Let him burn himself out’, Star Tribune

Sunday on ‘This Week’: Sen. Bernie Sanders and Gov. Bobby Jindal, ABC

Clinton resets campaign strategy, The Hill

The 6 big things I think I know about the 2016 Democratic primary, The Hill

Sanders calls for a ‘movement’ to end ‘politics as usual,’ Pioneer Press

Trump, Carson lead Minnesota ‘Corn Poll,’ KSTP

Sanders says he would be prepared to use military force, KSTP

U.S. Rep. Walz supporting Clinton, ‘honored’ by 2018 talk about him, Pioneer Press

6 thoughts about the state of the Democratic race, The Washington Post

What happened to Scott Walker? The Washington Post

Ted Cruz refrains from publicly attacking his GOP rivals in the presidential race, most notably Donald Trump, invoking the 11th commandment to not speak ill of other Republicans. His father Rafael, an ordained minister who keeps an aggressive travel schedule speaking to conservative groups, apparently does not feel quite the same way. And it was Rafael who spoke to the National Federation of Republican Assemblies Sunday, the morning after their convention voted to recommend its members support Ted’s campaign. (Harry Reid’s 2010 challenger, Sharron Angle, is the organization’s president). In a 45-minute talk, the 76-year-old criticized his son’s leading rivals for inconsistencies on immigration, abortion and education. He decried the Supreme Court for “calling homosexuality a civil right,” accused the Republican Party of “relegating God to the basement” for the sake of “inclusion,” and defended Ted against questions from conservative birthers. The Washington Post

Trump Grate Teeth  Palin Trump Full Selves

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter demonstration marches to State Fair, MPR

Black Lives Matter will protest outside of Governor’s Residence, WCCO


Backer should have made broadband a priority, Morris Sun


Wisconsin governor calls building northern wall along Canadian border a legitimate issue, Star Tribune

Carter, Jimmy

Crowds flock to Georgia to pay tribute to cancer-stricken Jimmy Carter, The Washington Post


Deep in minority, Dems look to redistricting for hope, The Hill

Congressional delegation


A Q&A with Al Franken, Grand Forks Herald

Most of what Congress does isn’t sexy, CBS


Sen. Amy Klobuchar on new book, 2016 presidential race, ABC

In new book, Klobuchar advocates getting along, touts comity with Hoeven, Fargo Forum

No mistaking new Amy Klobuchar book for one from Donald Trump, Pioneer Press

For Amy Klobuchar, if immigration then were like immigration now …, Star Tribune

Talking Points: Klobuchar on Biden, Hillary’s falling numbers, WCCO

Democratic National Committee

Minnesotans shine in DNC spotlight, Grand Forks Herald

Activists turn up on the heat on the DNC for more debates, The Hill

Wasserman Schultz blocked Iran resolution at DNC meeting: report, The Hill

Presidential candidates address delegates at DNC meetings, Brainerd Dispatch

In Minneapolis, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton make their pitch, Pioneer Press

Before nation’s top Democrats, Clinton sends Biden a message, Pioneer Press

Sanders takes on the establishment; O’Malley criticizes GOP (and DNC over debates), MinnPost

Clinton rouses activists, Chafee not so much at DNC event, MinnPost

In Mpls., Clinton, Sanders make pitches to be president, MPR

4 presidential candidates speak At Mpls. DNC Conference, WCCO

O’Malley challenges DNC over ‘rigged’ debate schedule, The Hill

O’Malley turns fire on own party for lack of debates, Pioneer Press

Presidential candidates speak at DNC in Minneapolis, KSTP

Clinton says empathy, tenacity make her the best Democratic nominee, Pioneer Press

Chafee emphasizes resume in DNC speech, Pioneer Press

Iowa Poll: Clinton leads, but Sanders draws near, Des Moines Register

Clinton takes GOP, Trump to task in Twin Cities stop, KARE

Bernie Sanders speaks at DNC meeting in Minneapolis, KARE


Obama moves to change name of North America’s tallest mountain from Mount McKinley to Denali, Star Tribune

Obama renaming continent’s highest peak from Mt. McKinley to Denali, MPR


Growing whiteboard-video firm moving HQ from Wisconsin to Minneapolis, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

Education (E-12)

Rep. John Kline anticipates new education law, Pioneer Press

Levy requests mount as Minnesota schools start a new year, Star Tribun 


Algae bloom puts Minnesota’s $13 B backbone – lakes – under siege, Pioneer Press

Governor’s fishing, deer hunting openers shine spotlight on northeastern MN, Hometown News

BWCAW land swap awaits EIS, Mesabi Daily News

PolyMet denies access for wetlands research by U of M scientist, MinnPost

Massive cleanup plan emerging for U.S. Steel site in Duluth, Duluth News Tribune

General Mills pledges to cut carbon emissions by nearly 30 percent, MPR

DNR proposes trout fishing changes on Vermillion River, Star Tribune


Elected officials and candidates speak at annual Beltrami County Republican banquet, Brainerd Dispatch


Senate Democrats climb closer to votes needed to back up Obama on Iran nuclear deal, Star Tribune


Thousands show solidarity at United Steelworkers rally, Hometown Focus

Tensions rise as steel talks approach deadline, Star Tribune

Enraging industry, labor board asserts its power under Obama, The Hill

Rail workers have big safety win, Workday Minnesota

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Lake Mille Lacs

‘Empty lake’: Struggling Mille Lacs resorts hope for winter walleye, MPR 


Keeping clear of conflicts presents an age-old challenge, Star Tribune 

March on Washington

Lawmakers celebrate March on Washington anniversary, The Washington Post


Nonprofits, mirroring a national trend, grow in Minnesota’s smallest places, MinnPost

Planned Parenthood

As Planned Parenthood debate roils, secret videos are winning legal battles, The Washington Post

Could the GOP splinter over Planned Parenthood? The Hill

State spending

‘Little’ plus ‘little’ plus ‘little’ adds up, Pioneer Press

Treaty rights

MN DNR cites tribal members in second day of treaty rights challenge, MPR

University of Minnesota

U of M addressing Teague affair, West Central Tribune


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