In the Know: August 6, 2015

Events Today

  • 9:00 am – Governor Mark Dayton will provide remarks at the National Association of Black Journalists Annual Convention.
  • 1:15 pm – Governor Dayton will deliver a keynote address at Farmfest.
  • 1:30 pm – Governor Dayton will speak at the Farm Family of the Year Recognition program
  • 2:00 pm – Governor Dayton will hold a media availability outside the Wick Building to answer questions from members of the press.
  • 3:00 pm – Lt. Governor Tina Smith will provide remarks at the IKONICS groundbreaking event in Duluth
  • 5:00 pm – A celebration of the Voting Rights Act will take place in North Minneapolis at the Harrison Neighborhood Association: 503 Irving Ave. The event, which will be kicked off by Congressman Keith Ellison, will include a panel discussion on voting rights, powerful performances on today’s struggles to reduce barriers and expand access to voting, reflections from the audience interpreted through improv from the Theater of Public Policy, and a call to action to vote and to be engaged in community effort”
  • 7:00 pm – The Minnesota Jobs Coalition will be hosting a GOP Presidential debate party at O’Gara’s

Save the Date

  • August 9th – An Environmental Awareness Picnic will be held at the Environmental Learning Center, from 2 to 6 p.m. at 13500 Dakota Ave S, in Savage. The event is free and sponsored by Senate Districts 55, 56, and Scott County DFL.

  • August 22nd – A MN Seniors’ 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 John Marty (D-Roseville), Sen. Jim Carlson (D-Eagan), Sen. Kevin Dahle (D-Northfield), Rep. Debra Hillstrom (D-Brooklyn Center), and Rep. Sandy Masin (D-Eagan) will 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.”

Emmer to join Dayton on trade trip, MPR
Delegates for Minnesota-Mexico trade mission announced, Star Tribune
With first debate, GOP looks to narrow candidate field, set direction for general electionStar Tribune
Republican presidential candidates set for debate tonightMPR

Mille Lacs Lake
Lawmakers still skeptical of Mille Lacs walleye session, MPR

Legislators working on Mille Lacs fix want walleye fishing to resume ASAPStar Tribune

Planned Parenthood
Fact check: How does Planned Parenthood spend that government money?MPR

Voting Right Act
Panel in North Minneapolis will discuss expanding access on 50th anniversary of Voting Rights ActMinn Post


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