- President Obama will travel to Iowa to discuss college affordability.
- 10 a.m. – A national Women Veterans Campaign event is held at Minneapolis VA Medical Center. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. exhibits in 2nd floor flag atrium, 12:30-1:30 p.m. program in auditorium. Minneapolis VA Medical Center, One Veterans Dr., Minneapolis.
- Noon – Gov. Dayton will provide remarks at a meeting of the Owatonna Rotary.
- 1 p.m. – St. Louis County celebrates completion of $21 million renovation of Government Services Center., 320 W 2nd St., Duluth.
- 2:30 p.m. – Gov. Dayton and DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr will announce the details of the state’s Pheasant Action Plan, to improve hunting and habitat for pheasants across Minnesota. Nicollet Conservation Club, 46045 471st Lane, Nicollet.
- 3:30 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith will host a roundtable with administrators, teachers, and parents about the impact of all-day kindergarten. Harrison Elementary School, 1515 Oak St., Brainerd.
- 6:30 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith will provide remarks at the 2015 Minnesota Association of County Veteran Services Officers Fall Conference Banquet. Grand View Lodge, Norway Center, 23521 Nokomis Ave., Nisswa.
Mark your calendars
- Sept. 17 – DFL Senior Caucus will meet at 12:30 p.m. at Maria’s Cafe, 1113 E Franklin Ave., Minneapolis.
- Sept. 26 – Congressional District 7 has scheduled a fall fundraiser dinner at the Kandi Entertainment Center in Willmar. The keynote speaker is R.T. Rybak, current vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee and former mayor of Minneapolis. A CD7 central committee meeting and a rural candidate training session are both scheduled for earlier in the day.
- Sept. 26 – The DFL Environmental Caucus will meet at Fond du Lac Community College in Cloquet. Sign in starts at 12:30 p.m., the meeting begins at 1 p.m.
- Oct. 11 – Senate Districts 25 and 26 will hold a FDR dinner at the Kahler Hotel
in Rochester. The keynote speaker is Javier Morillo-Alicea, SEIU #26 President, political commentator and activist. He will share stories about his entry into progressive politics. DFL elected officials and candidates will also speak. For more information or tickets, contact Randy at 651-210-3981 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Nancy at email@example.com.
- Nov. 4 — CD3 DFL’s An Evening with Vice President Mondale Moderated by Don Shelby, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Details coming soon.
St. Paul council member Dai Thao wins DFL re-election nod, Pioneer Press
Fierce fight expected for Norton seat, Rochester Post Bulletin
Perry drops out of GOP race, The Hill
Democrats divided over Biden run, The Hill
Some Iowa conservative women on Trump: ‘I’m over him,’ Des Moines Register
How Bernie Sanders is plotting his path to the Democratic nomination, Washington Post
Dems get an earful from seniors during Minneapolis meeting, Workday Minnesota
Gloomy Republican campaigns leave behind Reagan cheer, New York Times
Is Walker collapsing because he’s a career politician? Apparently, the Wisconsin governor isn’t the vessel for angry voters. He’s held elected office since 1993 and never really held a significant job in the private sector. In Iowa, Walker’s gone from first to near the bottom of the pack. The new Post poll shows it’s not an isolated problem. Our July poll had him at 13 percent nationally. He’s at 2 percent now. This weekend, Walker abruptly canceled significant appearances in Michigan and California next weekend, ostensibly so he can focus on the must-win Iowa caucuses. Walker strategists stress that the governor continues to be viewed favorably by most Republicans, which means he could still make a comeback. Washington Post
The GOP candidates as described by Jim Nelson, editor-in-chief, GQ
Donald Trump – He’s the one with the hair who hates Mexicans.
Mike Huckabee – He’s the one without the hair who hates Mexicans.
Jeb Bush – He’s the one who claimed to be Latino. No es latino.
Marco Rubio – He’s the one who would shut down the border.
Chris Christie – He’s the one who would shut down bridges.
Scott Walker – He’s the one who would shut down government.
Rick Perry – He’s the one who would shut down government but can’t remember which parts.
Carly Fiorina – She’s the only one of these who’s actually run a business into the ground.
Rand Paul – He’s the paranoid one who’s worried we’re going to merge with Mexico and Canada.
Ted Cruz – He’s the one from Canada.
Lindsey Graham – He’s the one who’s single and said he would have a series of “rotating” First Ladies. Kinda like a rotisserie.
Rick Santorum – He’s the one who called Obama a “snob.”
Ben Carson – He’s the one who called Obama a “psychopath.”
John Kasich – He’s the one who will never be president.
Bobby Jindal – He’s the one who will never be president.
George Pataki – I have no idea who this guy is.
A quarter of Americans are too young to remember 9/11, Washington Post
On 9/11 anniversary, Jeb Bush recalls his brother’s leadership, Washington Post
Why there’s a 50-50 chance of a government shutdown, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
2nd GOP presidential debate: It’s rematch time, Star Tribune
Toward an economics for all, Star Tribune
Minnesota experiences best summer travel season since 2008, Brainerd Dispatch
A Lawmaker’s View [Rep. Jennifer Schultz]: Our commitment to education is slipping, Duluth News Tribune
DNR: Mille Lacs ice fishing details expected in October, Pioneer Press
Inspired by NY, Minneapolis fast food workers seek $15 an hour, Workday Minnesota
Today in history
Mack and Kelly apologize, step down from ethics committee, Pioneer Press
Marriage licenses – Kentucky
OUR OPINION: N.D. Dems’ best chance for governor: Collin Peterson, Grand Forks Herald
2016 primaries, political dysfunction and Obama, Washington Post
Syria’s climate conflict, The Year of Living Dangerously