In the Know: October 30, 2015

Events today

  • Gov. Mark Dayton will visit the Eagle Mine in Michigan, as part of his review and consideration of the PolyMet project proposal.
  • 2 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith will chair a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Capitol Area Security. Fifth Floor Conference Room, Veterans Service Building, 20 West 12th St., St. Paul.

Event Saturday

  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Not sure you can vote Tuesday? Local election offices (typically a county courthouse, but some cities have election offices too) are open for voting today.

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Event Sunday

  • 5 p.m. – CD 1 DFL will host its Autumn Dinner with Congressman Tim Walz. The keynote speaker is DNC Vice Chair R.T. Rybak. Special guests include Secretary of State Steve Simon and Attorney General Lori Swanson. Owatonna Veterans of Foreign Wars, 135 Oakdale St., Owatonna.

Mark your calendars

  • Nov. 3 – Election Day! Check your ballots here
  • Nov. 11 – Minnesota DFL Education Priorities and Progress – A Town Hall Event, 6:30 p.m. Hosted by the Senate District 61 DFL Central Committee. The event will cover recent activity in the Minnesota legislature and progress toward the DFL Action Agenda, along with hopes and dreams for the 2016 session. Parents of school age children and taxpayers that provide education support through the state budget and local levies are encouraged to attend, become informed, ask questions, and discuss ideas with legislators and key communicators. Panelists include: Rep. Thissen; Sen. Torres Ray; and Josh Crosson from Education Minnesota.


  • Nov. 4 – CD3 DFL Fall Fundraising Event: An Evening with Vice President Walter Mondale, moderated by Don Shelby. The 7 p.m. event will be held at Hughes Pavilion, Centennial Lakes, 7499 France Ave. S, Edina. Tickets may be purchased online at
  • Nov. 7 – DFL Senior Caucus Fall Gala. Program begins at 4 p.m., buffet dinner at 5:30 p.m. Royal Cliff Banquet Center, 2280 Cliff Road, Eagan. Reserve your tickets by contacting John Larva at or 612-246-4449.
  • Nov. 10 – SD 44 DFL will host “The-Never-Too-Early-To-Think-About-The-Next-Election” Chili Cookoff and Silent Auction. 6 p.m., LTD Brewing Co., 8 8th Ave., Hopkins.
  • Nov. 21 – CD 6 Unity Dinner – Drawn Together. 5 p.m., Teamsters Local 120, Blaine. Keynote speaker is Congressman Tim Walz. Click here for ticket information.
  • Dec. 2 – SD54 DFL, River Oaks Golf Course, 11099 S Hwy 61, Cottage Grove, 6 – 8 p.m.

2016 election

Jeb Bush: Going after Rubio ‘wasn’t a mistake,’ Washington Post

Cruz says he raised $1.1 million since debate, Washington Post

Under pressure after debate, Bush insists he’s not dead yet, MPR

Hillary Clinton to call for elimination of racial profiling and end of crack cocaine distinction, Washington Post

Day after debate, Marco Rudio looks beyond GOP primary and toward Clinton and general election, Star Tribune

Gov. Christie, time to go home, New York Times

15-10-30 Christie Tweet

15-10-30 Green Tweet 

 15-10-30 Sack Jeb

Budget (federal)

Senate approves two-year bipartisan budget agreement, Washington Post

Senate passes budget that would fund government until 2017, MPR

Senate Oks budget bill, sending it to Obama, Star Tribune

Budget deal: Winners and losers, The Hill

Boehner’s swan song: House approves two-year budget deal, MinnPost


Paul Ryan elected House speaker, Washington Post

Has the Marco Moment arrived? Washington Post

New day for House as Ryan becomes 54th speaker, Star Tribune 

Dentistry Board

Does state dentistry board protect dentists over the public? MPR


Watching Young Republicans watching the Republican presidential debate, MinnPost


Workers take message to Pearsons Halloween party, Workday Minnesota

Partisan deadlock delays state worker contracts, MPR

Major union contracts for Minnesota government workers in limbo after partisan votes, Star Tribune

Sun Country, pilots sign five-year contract, Star Tribune

Counterpoint: Union-bashing views also ‘rigid,’ Star Tribune

Today in history

 01-10-30 Today In History

Time With Family Dem


Layoffs at Lillie Suburban Newspapers fuels speculation about possible sale, MinnPost

Metzen, Jim

Sen. Metzen reports feeling ‘pretty well’ as he undergoes cancer treatment, Star Tribune


MNsure looks forward to busy, but smooth, enrollment period, MPR

Sex offender program

Judge orders risk review of sex offenders in civil program, MPR

Dayton sets collision course over sex offenders, KARE


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