- The Vikings and the Minneapolis Sport Facilities Authority will host a media tour of the new U.S. Bank Stadium this morning. The stadium is more than 65 percent complete.
- 8:15 a.m. – Gov. Dayton will provide brief remarks at the Annual Conference of the Association of Labor Relations.
- 12:15 p.m. – Sen. Franken will be joined by Minnesota students, parents, teachers and principals to discuss how the long-needed overhaul of the nation’s “No Child Left Behind” education law will affect Minnesota schools.
Mark your calendars
- July 25 – The Kanabec County DFL will host our annual Post-Parade Reception at the Masonic Hall, 800 S Union St, Mora. The parade begins at 4:30 p.m. Join the Kanabec DFL for hotdogs and discussion.
- July 30 – The Minnesota Nurses Association would like to cordially invite you to the Medicare turns 50 Birthday BBQ Bash on Thursday, July 30 from 5 – 8 p.m. in St. Paul. Medicare is an American as apple pie (Protect Improve Expand Medicare) so join us for an all American birthday BBQ, as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Medicare, one of the greatest social safety net pieces of legislation ever signed into law and what we hope to be the basis of a single payer system for our entire nation. Highland Park Picnic Shelter, 1227 Montreal Ave. St. Paul.
- 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.
Hoffman enters race for Duluth mayor, Duluth News Tribune
Senate District 46 Central Committee members from 46A unanimously endorsed Peggy Flanagan at the July meeting. Flanagan is running unopposed for the Minnesota House of Representatives 46A seat that
was vacated by Ryan Winkler in July. For more information on her campaign visit NeighborsForPeggy.Org.
Walker brings announcement tour to Iowa, Stat Tribune
Seeing crowd, G.O.P. donors holding back, New York Times
Liberal activists see Bernie Sanders as champion for causes failed by Obama, The Washington Post
Some surprising winners and losers in the 2016 fundraising race, The Washington Post
Activists disrupt forum featuring candidates O’Malley, Sanders, The Washington Post
Hang Trump around Republican necks, mn progressive project
PHOENIX—Bernie Sanders is unaccustomed to being heckled by protesters. The self-identified democratic socialist was caught off guard here Saturday when African-American and Latino activists jeered him at Netroots Nation. Sanders’ inability to control the audience – he tried to shut them up and then he tried to yell over them – underscores his broader struggle to expand his appeal and highlights why his summer surge is unlikely to last.
Toll of bird flu in Minn. approaching $650M, Albert Lea Tribune
Another Minnesota surplus — to spend wisely, Star Tribune
Advocating for ethanol: Walz visits Janesville plant, Janesville Argus
U.S., Cuba restore full diplomatic ties after 5 decades, The Washington Post
Minnesota CEO pay takes a big leap, Star Tribune
GOP signals possible fight over education funding, Albert Lea Tribune
Forum editorial: Dumb and dumber at NRCC, Fargo Forum
Health and human services
Unity workers join SEIU, Workday Minnesota
Memorial dedicated for 1934 Teamsters strike, Workday Minnesota
Legislators come and sometimes go too soon, Star Tribune
Major League Soccer
Dayton, Nolan visit damaged resorts, meet aid workers, Brainerd Dispatch
Wisconsin court ruling may reshape state political landscape, Pioneer Press
Conservative ‘balanced budgets’ reflect unbalanced priorities: Scott Walker vs Barack Obama, mn progressive project