In the Know: February 6, 2017

2017 Legislative Session
GOP wants to reshape Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, Duluth News Tribune
Panel to examine Minnesota technology-citizen interaction, Worthington Daily Globe
Sunday liquor bill facing Senate uncertainty, MPR
Sen. Bakk leads Minn. Lawmakers in pay augmented by expenses, Star Tribune

2018 Election
In a Minnesota congressional race, the road to 2018 already has begun, Grand Forks Herald
Nolan continues to ponder governor bid, Brainerd Dispatch

AG Lori Swanson
Minn. Attorney General Reacts to Ruling Blocking Travel Ban, WDIO
Minnesota reaction to federal judge’s ruling on executive order, Star Tribune

DNC
Dems plot comeback, talk Trump ‘resistance’ in Detroit, The Detroit News
Tom Perez brings DNC race to rural Wisconsin: ‘Democratic party needs to make house calls’, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Biden endorsement wakes up DNC chair race, Politico
DNC race grinds on as progressives and protesters strategize, Washington Post
Hoffa: Teamsters Endorse Keith Ellison for DNC Chair, Yahoo
Mondale endorses Keith Ellison for DNC Chair, CNN
John Lewis endorses Ellison for DNC chair, The Hill
John Lewis: Keith Ellison is Best Choice to Lead Party, Daily Kos
Rep. Keith Ellison on What the Democratic Party Needs to do Right Now, Elle
I am a Candidate for DNC Vice Chairperson for Civic Engagement and Voter Protection, Daily Kos
Identity Politics: DNC race gets nasty, New Hampshire Union Leader

Gov. Mark Dayton
Dayton seeks tuition help for low and middle income students, Worthington Daily Globe
Dayton speaks out against potential mining near Boundary Waters, MPR
Mark Dayton has new clean-water plan—and new approach to farmers, Pioneer Press
Mark Dayton’s cancer is ‘curable’, so this morning he’s back to work on clean water, City Pages
Gov. Mark Dayton and others: Minnesotans need quality, affordable health insurance, Grand Forks Herald
Gov. Dayton wants public input on water quality plan, INFORUM
Gov. Mark Dayton’s office gives update on cancer diagnosis, treatment options, Pioneer Press
Dayton evaluating cancer options after Mayo Clinic trip, WDAZ
Mayo: Gov. Dayton’s cancer caught early, KARE 11
Dayton challenges state to cut water pollution by 25 percent by 2025, Star Tribune

Healthcare
MNsure CEO: Officials ‘ready to help’ during special enrollment, Mankato Free Press
With unity elusive, GOP talks more of repairing health law<, MPR

Rep. Keith Ellison
Most Syrian refugees are women and children, as Keith Ellison said, Politifact

Rep. Rick Nolan
Nolan represents the 8th District well, McCollum fails in trying to rule from afar, The Ely Echo
Franken makes stop with Rep. Nolan, to motivate volunteers, Chisago County Press
Nolan irks enviros with mining support, The Ely Echo
Wilderness supporters rally against Nolan for pro-copper stance, INFORUM
Updated: Nolan Outreach to Trump Administration on Mining Draws Fire Protest Held in Duluth, WDIO

Rep. Tim Walz
Week after order, confusion reigns in Minnesota, elsewhere about Trump travel ban, Winona Daily News

Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken
A ‘Comfortable’ Klobuchar, Even as Higher Office Calls, Mesabi Daily News
4-year-old Somali Girl Reunited with Mom in Minnesota, ABC News
Franken introduces bill to help nuclear cleanup veterans, Brainerd Dispatch
No Joke: Al Franken for President?, National Journal

Trump’s Immigration Ban
Local leaders speak out against pause in travel, Brainerd Dispatch

Upcoming Events

  • February 9, 6:30 PM — State DFL Listening Session, Wayzata Central Middle School Auditorium, 305 Vicksburg Ln N, Plymouth, MN 55447. If you were active in your Senate District, a campaign or were a candidate, please attend. Please RSVP here.
  • February 9, 7:00 PM — SD34 DFL Central Committee Meeting, 12800 Arbor Lakes Pkwy N, Maple Grove, MN 55369
  • February 9, 7:00 PM — SD48 DFL Central Committee Meeting, Glen Lake Activity Center, 14350 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345
  • February 14 — Valentine’s Day
  • February 14, 7:00 PM — SD40 DFL Central Committee Meeting, no location available let
  • February 15, 7:00 PM — CD3 DFL Central Committee Meeting, Council Chambers, Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345

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