In the Know: September 9, 2015

Events today

  • In honor and remembrance of St. Paul Firefighter Shane Clifton, who died suddenly from a heart attack while on duty at St. Paul Fire Station #14 on Aug. 31, 2015, Gov. Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise to sunset today.
  • Gov. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Smith will attend the funeral of Saint Paul Firefighter Shane Clifton.
  • 3 p.m. – The Minnesota End Revenge Porn Working Group will meet in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

Mark your calendars

  • Sept. 17 – DFL Senior Caucus will meet at 12:30 p.m. at Maria’s Cafe, 1113 E Franklin Ave., Minneapolis.
  • Nov. 4 — CD3 DFL’s An Evening Conversation with Vice President Mondale and Don Shelby is being planned, details coming soon.

2015 special election

No DFL endorsement in Dist. 3A, International Falls Journal 

2016 election

2nd District, brace for 2016, Pioneer Press

MN-08: Mills continues to hem and haw, mn progressive project

Clinton says private email was a mistake, says she’s sorry, MPR

When you’re as bad at campaigns as Scott Walker, you should just give up, The Guardian

Ben Carson offers Republicans an outsider’s appeal without the bombast, Star Tribune

Scott Walker’s new mission: Convincing voters he is still viable, Washington Post

Bush’s bogus claim that Florida ‘led the nation in job creation’ when he was governor, Washington Post

Biden road-tests 2016 message, The Hill

Same-sex marriage returns as 2016 issue, worrying some Republicans, Bloomberg

If you want more progress like this, we need to elect Democrats in 2016.

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Minnesotans preparing for return of the avian flu, MPR

Avian flu comeback likely, state prepared, KSTP


Congress no closer to a deal on spending, Washington Post

House GOP faces shutdown crisis, The Hill

Congressional delegation


John Kline’s top 10 greatest hits of evil, City Pages


Breaking his pattern, Dayton will not release his tax records, Pioneer Press 


Labor Day: A tight job market creates challenges and opportunities, Brainerd Dispatch

4 local companies receive job creation funding, St. Cloud Times

Job vacancies rise to 98,000 in second quarter; vacancies at a 14-year high, DEED

Education (E-12)

Publicly funded preschool favored by majority of fair polltakers, Session Daily

Greeting kids on first day of school, Dayton reiterates prekindergarten pitch, Star Tribune 

Education (higher)

In Michigan, Obama joins forces with another Biden to advance agenda, Washington Post


Minnesota pheasant numbers jump; long-term worries remain, MPR


These numbers are the first big shift in immigration priorities, Washington Post


Senate Democrats have enough votes to stifle Iran opposition, Washington Post

Democrats clinch critical votes in Iran deal, Star Tribune

Cheney rallies Republicans against Iran deal with doom-and-gloom warning, Star Tribune

Obama hits 41, cements Iran victory, The Hill


Young workers to hold third Labor Ball, Workday Minnesota

Cloquet continues long-running Labor Day tradition, WDIO

1919-09-09 Today In History

Major League Soccer

Ramsey County approves St. Paul soccer stadium resolution, Pioneer Press 

Marriage licenses – Kentucky

Kentucky clerk who fought gay marriage is released after 5 days in jail, gets a hero’s welcome, Star Tribune

KY Marriage License


Counterpoint: What you need to know about PolyMet and groundwater flows, Star Tribune

Minnesota v. Wisconsin

An open letter to Wisconsinites, mnpACT!

MN vs WI Details

Minnesota Department of Health

Minnesota lab employee misconduct prompts water test review, Pioneer Press

Minnesota water quality tests tainted by lab misconduct, state investigation finds, Star Tribune

Minnesota Family Council

Planned Parenthood foes plan protest at Governor’s Residence, Pioneer Press

Minnesota Family Council plans to protest Planned Parenthood outside governor’s residence, Star Tribune

Refugee crisis

Student, MN senators call for more refugee aid, KARE

EU unity is needed on migration crisis, Star Tribune

State Fair polls

Fairgoers back changes to pre-K, teacher seniority, MPR

No party discipline among participants in unscientific State Fair poll, Pioneer Press 


Voting rights’ next frontier: 16 year-olds? MinnPost


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