In the Know: July 2, 2015

Events today

  • 9 a.m. – Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders will visit Rochester for a fundraiser brunch and town meeting at the Rochester International Event Center.
  • 1:20 p.m. – President Obama will speak about the economy at the Recreational Eagle Center, La Crosse.


  • The Minnesota DFL office is closed. Everyone have a safe and fun-filled 4th of July weekend!

July 4th DFL

Save the date

  • July 8 – Senate District 42 DFL will host a prevailing wage/right to work forum from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Roseville Library, 2180 N Hamline Ave., Roseville.
  • July 12 – The Congressional District 2 DFL will host a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Legislative Issues Forum from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley. For further information, contact Terry Friedrichs, CD 2 Outreach/Inclusion Committee, at 612-859-9676.

2016 election

Hillary Clinton earned $45 million since April, The Washington Post

Jeb Bush made money the old fashioned way: from those seeking political access, MinnPost

In Wisconsin, Sanders appears to like-minded liberals, Pioneer Press

With liberal rallying cry, Sanders returns to Minnesota, KSTP

Scott Walker’s hard right turn in Iowa might hurt him elsewhere, New York Times

Bernie’s big crowd strategy, Politico


Gary Wertish, Minnesota Farmers Union vice president was one of 129 agricultural specialists names to trade advisory positions. The individuals named to the committees will play an important role as they represent one of the most important sectors to America’s export economy and they will provide advice as the discussions happen surrounding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).  This will help to play an integral part of the export opportunities for American agriculture and will hopefully be the most ambitious trade agenda ever for America’s family farmers, ranchers and businesses of all sizes. Minnesota Farmers Union

Education (higher)

Attorney general sues company promising student loan debt ‘forgiveness,’ Fox 9


Young Republicans say party risks losing millennials after gay marriage ruling, The Hill


With first contract, home health care workers are invisible no more, Workday Minnesota

Obama’s overtime proposal becomes new flashpoint in America’s slow wage comeback, Star Tribune

After trade deal, Obama looks to repair rift with labor, MPR

Major League Soccer

Soccer stadium could land in St. Paul, MLS executive says, Star Tribune

MLS turns to St. Paul for stadium site after Mpls. misses deadline, MPR

Marriage equality

Defying SCOTUS on gay marriage licensing is not a legal option, Star Tribune 

State commissioner pay

Gov. Mark Dayton grants big raises to h is commissioners; Republicans cry foul, Star Tribune

GOP calls Dayton ‘out of touch’ following cabinet pay hike, WCCO

Dayton commissioner payroll increase tops $1 million, MPR 


Southwest light-rail advisory committee recommends cuts to save line, Star Tribune

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