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Apr/15

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2015 Grow with Us Plant Sale In Full Swing

DFL48_grow-with-us_logo-400wSpring has arrived, plants are popping out of the ground.  And, thoughts are turning to — planting and gardening.  We’ve worked to bring you the best of vendors for this year’s Grow with Us Plant Sale.

This year, we’re offering you plant cards at both Gerten’s Greenhouses and Garden Center in Inver Grove Heights and Wagner’s Greenhouse in Minneapolis and Bloomington.

Both are full-service nurseries. (more…)

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Mar/15

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Welcome

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Thanks for visiting our site. Senate District 48 DFL includes Southern Minnetonka and the majority of Eden Prairie. We bring together two vibrant communities with a diverse population. We believe it’s a great area to live and raise a family.

We also believe, as Sen. Wellstone said, “As free citizens in a political democracy we have a responsibility to be interested and involved in the affairs of the human community.” If you’re interested in learning more about what we believe and are doing, please visit our site often.  If you’d like to get involved in moving our communities, state and country forward to a progressive future, please contact us. There are lots of ways you can get involved.  Hope to see you soon!

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Sep/15

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Daily Brief: Thursday, Sept. 3rd, 2015

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
Sept. 3, 2015
 
Events today

  • 9:30 a.m. – U.S. Sen. Al Franken will be at the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) in St. Paul, where he will bring together DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben, telecommunications companies, broadband providers, officials, policy experts, and workers to talk about how to expand broadband throughout Minnesota.
  • Noon – Sen. Klobuchar will sign copies of her book “The Senator Next Door” in the DFL booth at the State Fair.
  • 12:15 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Tina Smith is interviewed at the MPR News booth in front of a live audience at the Minnesota State Fair.
  • 1:30 p.m. – During Senior Day at Minnesota State Fair, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman will hold a news conference urging Minnesotans to protect themselves against phone scams by “hanging up on fraud.” Outside, north end of the Education Building, 1372 Cosgrove St., State Fairgrounds.
  • 5 p.m. – Congressman Rick Nolan will visit with guests at the DFL booth at the Minnesota State Fair.
  • 5:30 p.m. – U.S. Sen. AL Franken will be at the Bloomington VFW to help present WWII veteran James Clermont the French Legion of Honor medal for his participation in the D-Day invasion of Normandy and in the liberation of France. Bloomington VFW, 311 W 84th St., Bloomington.

 
Mark your calendar

  • Sept. 4 – DFL Chairman Ken Martin will take part in taping “Almanac” before a live audience at the TPT booth at the State Fair at noon.
  • Sept. 6 – Congressman Keith Ellison will host his annual Labor Day Picnic. Noon, Wabun Park, 4655 46th Ave. S, Minneapolis, Picnic Area D. Please RSVP www.keithellison.org/2015laborbbqDonations will be accepted for the Second Harvest Food Shelf.

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2016 election
A speech. A party fundraiser. In Florida. Clinton? Sanders? No, Joe BidenThe Washington Post
Super PAC backing O’Malley sheds much of its Iowa staffThe Washington Post
RNC asks candidates to sign loyalty pledge, boxing in TrumpThe Washington Post
Cutting losses, Kochs to sell Scott WalkerThe New Yorker
Super PAC backing Scott Walker announces $9 million ad buyPioneer Press
Minnesota State Fair visitors show potential of Trump candidacyStar Tribune
Chris Christie to make fundraising visit to Minnesota next weekStar Tribune
Rand Paul has an app where you can create a selfie with him. What could go wrongThe Washington Post

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Sep/15

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Daily Brief: Wednesday, Sept. 2nd, 2015

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
Sept. 2, 2015
 
Events today

  • 11 a.m. – Congressman Tim Walz visits the DFL booth at the State Fair.
  • Noon – House Minority Leader Paul Thissen visits the DFL booth at the Minnesota State Fair.
  • 1 p.m. – Sen. Al Franken and Sen. Tammy Baldwin discuss concerns over expansion of oil trains traveling through their states. Roundtable discussion at 1 p.m. Firefighters Hall and Museum, 664 22nd Ave. N.E., Minneapolis.
  • 2 p.m. – NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and leading mental health organizations will hold news conference supporting People Incorporated’s plan to move the Diane Ahrens mental health crisis residence from 1593 Hewitt Avenue to the site of a former convent at 1784 La Crosse Ave., St. Paul.
  • 3 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith will present a proclamation at the Minnesota State Fair, celebrating Minnesota’s craft brewers and wineries, and their contributions to the state’s economy and tourism. Minnesota Wine Country, Underwood Street between Carnes and Judson, State Fairgrounds.
  • 4 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith will be interviewed by Star Tribune writer Lori Sturdevant in front of a live audience at the Minnesota State Fair. Star Tribune booth, Carnes Ave. and Nelson St., State Fairgrounds.
  • 4 p.m. – Republican Party State Chairman Keith Downey has media availability at Minnesota State Fair. MNGOP State Fair Booth, 1702 Carnes Ave., State Fairgrounds.
  • 5 p.m. – House Assistant Minority Leader Erin Murphy visits the DFL booth at the Minnesota State Fair.
  • 5 p.m. Lt. Gov. Smith will draw a winner for the Department of Higher Education’s college savings drawing and discuss the importance of saving for college. WCCO TV Booth, Carnes Ave. and Nelson St., State Fairgrounds.

Mark your calendar

  • Sept. 4 – DFL Chairman Ken Martin will take part in taping “Almanac” before a live audience at the TPT booth at the State Fair at noon.
  • Sept. 6 – Congressman Keith Ellison will host his annual Labor Day Picnic. Noon, Wabun Park, 4655 46th Ave. S, Minneapolis, Picnic Area D. Please RSVP www.keithellison.org/2015laborbbq Donations will be accepted for the Second Harvest Food Shelf.

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2016 election
GOP presidential hopeful Rubio coming for MN fundraiserMPR
3 ways September could be a challenging month for TrumpMPR
Is this campaign season less civil than previous ones? MPR
How many investigations does Hillary need to worry about? Five, for nowThe Washington Post
Sen. Warren: VP bid is ‘something I’m not talking about,’ WCVB
How Carly Fiorina earned a spot on the big stage at the GOP debateThe Washington Post
Rules change to vault Carly Fiorina in the top tier for Sept. 16 debateStar Tribune
Woz comes out for Bernie Sandersc/net
Romney is horrified by Trump — and that’s restarting ‘Mitt 2016’ talkNew York
It’s who you know: the Minnesota delegation’s ties to the Democratic presidential fieldMinnPost
The rise of Trump (and Carson and Fiorina) shows just how central anti-government thinking is to the Republican PartyMinnPost
In latest policy proposal, O’Malley calls for expansion of national serviceThe Washington Post
Rand Paul mocks Scott Walker over ‘dumb’ Canadian border wallThe Washington Post
Howard Dean: The case for Hillary ClintonThe Washington Post
Why you’re electing a new Supreme Court, and not a President, in 2016Daily News Bin

“He attacks me every day with barbarities,” Jeb, speaking about Trump, told reporters in Spanish during an appearance in Miami. “He doesn’t have a career that you could say is conservative. And beyond that, he personalizes everything. If you’re not totally in agreement with him, you’re an idiot, or stupid, or you don’t have energy or ‘blah blah blah.’ That’s what he does.” The Washington Post

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Sep/15

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Daily Brief: Tuesday, Sept. 1st, 2015

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
Sept. 1, 2015
 
Events today

  • 9 a.m. – State Auditor Rebecca Otto will greet guests at the DFL booth at the State Fair.
  • 9:45 a.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith speaks at Military Appreciation Day at the State Fair.
  • 10 a.m. – Sen. Amy Klobuchar will sign copies of her book at the DFL booth at the Minnesota State Fair.
  • 10:45 a.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith visits the Minnesota State Council on Disabilities booth at the State Fair.
  • 11:30 a.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith will take part in a conversation with Minnesota Farmers Union President Doug Peterson and Lynn Kettleson on Linder Farm Network from the Minnesota Farmers Union booth at the State Fair.

Mark your calendar

  • Sept. 6 – Congressman Keith Ellison will host his annual Labor Day Picnic. Noon, Wabun Park, 4655 46th Ave. S, Minneapolis, Picnic Area D. Please RSVP www.keithellison.org/2015laborbbqDonations will be accepted for the Second Harvest Food Shelf.

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2015 special election
Lots of choices in northern Minnesota House electionPioneer Press
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Aug/15

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Daily Brief: Friday, Aug. 28th, 2015

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
Aug. 28, 2015
 
Events today

  • 10:30 a.m. – Republican Party of Minnesota holds news conference about Democratic presidential candidates speaking at a DNC meeting.  Minnesota State Fair, Republican booth.
  • 10:50 a.m. – Lincoln Cafee speaks at the Democratic National Committee Summer Meeting.
  • 11 a.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith will provide remarks and present a proclamation for the “Governor’s Fire Prevention Day” at the Minnesota State Fair. Carnes Avenue and Chambers St., St. Paul.
  • 11 a.m. – Mayor Coleman, St. Paul police and fire chiefs hold news conference ahead of Saturday’s planned demonstration by Black Lives Matter. St. Paul City Hall, Room 42.
  • 11:15 a.m. – Hillary Clinton speaks at the Democratic National Committee Summer Meeting.
  • Noon – Joined by Smokey Bear, Lt. Gov. Smith will provide remarks at the DNR Kids Fire Prevention Day event. DNR Building, 1740 Carnes Ave., St. Paul.
  • Noon – The Democratic candidates for president will hold a news conference at the Democratic National Committee Summer Meeting.
  • 1:25 p.m. – Martin O’Malley speaks at the Democratic National Committee Summer Meeting.
  • 1:50 p.m. – Bernie Sanders speaks at the Democratic National Committee Summer Meeting.
  • 4:30 p.m. – Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democratic candidate for president, will visit the DFL booth at the Minnesota State Fair.


Mark your calendars

  • Aug. 29 – The Democratic National Committee (DNC) Seniors Coordination Council will meet at the Hilton Minneapolis Hilton at 1001 Marquette Ave. S. from 10 a.m. to noon. Admission is free. For more information contact DFL Senior Caucus Vice Chair Karla Sand at karlaviolets@hotmail.com.
  • DNC presidential primary debates
    • Oct. 13 – CNN – Nevada
    • Nov. 14 – CBS/KCCI/Des Moines Register – Des Moines, IA
    • Dec. 19 – ABC/WMUR – Manchester, NH
    • Jan. 17 – NBC/Congressional Black Caucus Institute – Charleston, SC
    • February or March – Univision/Washington Post – Miami, FL
    • February or March – PBS – Wisconsin

 
2015 election
Eight candidates seek to become Duluth’s next mayorDuluth News Tribune
 
2015 special election
Fourth DFL candidate announces for open District 3A House seatDuluth News Tribune

2016 election
Clinton, Dems strike fundraising dealThe Hill
Donald Trump weighing whether to sign pledge to back Republicans’ eventual nomineeNew York Times
U.S. Congressman Ellison undecided on presidential pickPioneer Press
Democratic Party lags in money before presidential yearWCCO
Clinton pulls in big dollars in Minnesota, but state’s progressives are waiting to be convincedStar Tribune
Fiorina moves to secure spot in second GOP debateStar Tribune
No, Bernie Sanders is not going to run as an independentWashington Post
Biden, considering presidential bid, says family is weighing on himMPR
Trump-ward, Christian SoldiersNew York Times
Democrats get the keys to Obama’s massive campaign email listBuzz Feed
This guy wants to be president: who should we still pay attention tomn progressive project
This guy wants to be president: I hardly recognize Wisconsinmn progressive project
 
Black Lives Matter
What does Black Lives Matter really want from the State FairCity Pages
Black Lives Matter: State Fair booth isn’t theirs; Dayton: Protest inappropriatePioneer Press
Black Lives Matter pushes ahead with protest plansStar Tribune
Black Lives Matter booth opens at the Fair, march planned SaturdayMPR

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