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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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Jul/15

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Daily Brief: Friday, July 24th, 2015

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
July 24, 2015
 
Events today

  • President Obama departs Ramstein Air Base, Germany, en route to Nairobi, Kenya.

 
Event Saturday

  • 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.

 
Event Sunday
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Mark your calendars

  • 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.

 
2016 election
Donald Trump’s ‘third-party bid’ is the escape hatch he’s been looking forThe Washington Post
How Hillary Clinton is making the economic issues = women’s issues argumentThe Washington Post
Don’t let Walker duplicate his recordWorthington Daily Globe
Trump at the Mexican border: Hispanics will love me in presidential race – ‘They already do,’ Star Tribune
Florida poll: Jeb Bush takes big lead over Marco RubioPolitico
 
Donald Trump’s three-hour trip to this border town yesterday was just as much of a chaotic whirlwind and media circus as you’d expect. More than 100 reporters from around the world chased after him. The police blocked off roads, including the interstate, for his presidential-style motorcade. Trump claimed that he was risking “great danger” to be here, but he would not elaborate on why he thought so. During a joint press conference, the city manager said he does not think the border wall proposed by the Republican presidential hopeful is necessary. Asked if that might change his thinking, Trump said: “Not at all.” Then he denied that he offended anyone with his comment that many Mexicans who come to the United States illegally are drug dealers or rapists. The Washington Post
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Jul/15

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Daily Brief: Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
July 23, 2015
 
Events today

  • 10:30 a.m. – House DFL Leader Paul Thissen and Duluth-area legislators will visit Northern Waters Smokehaus to tour the business and discuss the benefits of family-friendly workplace policies
  • 1 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith will tour Locally Laid Eggs Farm, 840 Cemetery Road, Wrenshall.
  • 2 p.m. – Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, Sen. Jim Metzen, Sen. Vicki Jensen, and Rep. Pat Garofalo will hold a press conference on the steps of the State Office Building to discuss the highlights of the 2015 legislature’s passage of a bipartisan bill to crack down on the growing problem of auto insurance fraud.
  • 2:45 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith will provide remarks at the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities Summer Conference, Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.

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 28 – The Twin Cities Labor Chorus will host the 2015 Labor Sing at the AFL-CIO’s pavilion on the Minnesota State Fair grounds at 7 p.m.
  • July 30 – The Minnesota Nurses Association would like to cordially invite you to the Medicare turns 50 Birthday BBQ Bash onThursday, 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.

 
2015 session
Legislative session meant many opportunities missed, some takenMinnesota Budget Project
 
2016 election
Good Question: Why are political novices attractive candidatesWCCO
Why is a summer of social change you can expect to hear more about pocketbook issuesThe Washington Post
Trump threatens third-party runThe Hill
Ohio Gov. John Kasisch, newest member of GOP’s 2016 presidential pack, to meet with Mitt RomneyStar Tribune

Taking on Trump has become the only way for GOP candidates not named Bush to crack through the media silo. Until yesterday, the former Texas governor had languished behind his rivals in total mentions across traditional and social media. This week’s Washington Post-ABC poll, which Trump led with 24 percent among registered Republicans, put Perry at 4 percent. Perry knows that his attacks on Trump may guarantee him a spot in the first Republican primary debate next month. The Washington Post

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Jul/15

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Daily Brief: Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
July 22, 2015
 
Events today

  • 9 a.m. – Justice Wilhelmina Wright will be confirmed to the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.
  • 12:30 p.m. – The Minnesota DFL Senior Caucus will gather for a social lunch from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Riverside Perkins, I-94 & Riverside Ave, Minneapolis.
  • 2:30 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith and the DNR will announce a new partnership for the rehabilitation and reuse of 26 historic buildings on the Upper Post of Fort Snelling. Upper Post of Fort Snelling, Post Administration Building.
  • House DFL Leader Paul Thissen will travel to Little Falls to meet with Don Hickman, vice president of Community and Economic Development.  In Brainerd, Rep. Thissen will meet with resort owners
  • Gov. Dayton will travel to Washington D.C. for a meeting of the Council of Governors. He is scheduled to return to Minnesota July 23.



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 28 – The Twin Cities Labor Chorus will host the 2015 Labor Sing at the AFL-CIO’s pavilion on the Minnesota State Fair grounds at 7 p.m.
  • July 30 – The Minnesota Nurses Association would like to cordially invite you to the Medicare turns 50 Birthday BBQ Bash onThursday, 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.

 
2016 election
Ohio Gov. Kasich joins GOP race with message of conservatism, compassionThe Washington Post
Your online guide to John KasichThe Washington Post
Rand Paul wants you to know he’s still running for president. So, he brought a chainsawThe Washington Post
John Kasich’s three big problemsThe Washington Post
Trump success annoys GOPThe Hill
Is Donald Trump bad for the GOPMPR
Democrats want to make Obama’s community college plan a big 2016 issueBusiness Insider
Why Donald Trump is polling well – for nowMinnPost
Why 2016 will be unlike any Minnesota election in over a decadeMinnPost

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Jul/15

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Daily Brief: Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
July 21, 2015
 
Events today

  • 9:45 a.m. – Gov. Dayton will visit with students in a Freedom School Summer Literacy Classroom, Division of Indian Work, 1001 East Lake Street, Minneapolis. Following the visit, Governor Dayton will participate in a news conference announcing the results of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual Kids Count study, which ranks Minnesota the number one state in the nation for child well-being.
  • 10 a.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith will tour and meet with business officials at Faribault Woolen Mill.
  • 11:30 a.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith will provide remarks at the Owatonna Business Women meeting.
  • John Kasich will launch his bid for president at Ohio State University in Columbus, then attend a town hall meeting in Nashua.

 

Mark your calendars

  • July 22 – The Minnesota DFL Senior Caucus will gather for a social lunch from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Riverside Perkins, I-94 & Riverside Ave, Minneapolis.
  • 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 28 – The Twin Cities Labor Chorus will host the 2015 Labor Sing at the AFL-CIO’s pavilion on the Minnesota State Fair grounds at 7 p.m.
  • July 30 – The Minnesota Nurses Association would like to cordially invite you to the Medicare turns 50 Birthday BBQ Bash onThursday, 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.

 
2016 election
Why is trump surging? Blame the mediaThe Washington Post
What that Netroots Nation disaster can tell us about Democrats in 2016The Washington Post
The 2016 GOP field is the most fractured in recent memory. By a lotThe Washington Post
 
Donald Trump’s South Carolina kickoff, postponed because of the church shooting here last month, and John Kasich’s presidential campaign announcement at The Ohio State University both start at 11 a.m. this morning. Cable news will undoubtedly cover the New York businessman, under fire for his comment that John McCain is not a war hero, more than the sitting governor of Ohio, who could much more conceivably be the next president (or vice president). The split-screen contrast will show both sides of the now 16 candidate GOP field and reflect the extent to which Trump, who has taken leads in national and state polling, has drowned out almost everyone else. Neither Trump nor Kasich will speak from a teleprompter. That’s about where the similarities end. The Washington Post

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich joining GOP race, a blunt man who resists the sport of Clinton bashingStar Tribune

  • From the right: The Club for Growth and other conservative groups plan to attack Kasich for expanding Medicaid today. President David McIntosh will warn of “the long-lasting consequences from his decision to burden Ohio with an ever-growing price tag for Medicaid expansion.”
  • From the left: Kasich worked at Lehman Brothers until the bank’s collapse in the financial crisis. The Democratic National Committee will seize on the fact that today is the fifth anniversary of Dodd-Frank to tie him with Wall Street. Kasich says the law “went overboard.”
  • Trolling Trump: Retired Air Force Col. Tom Moe, a Vietnam veteran who spent five years in the Hanoi Hilton as a POW, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance before Kasich speaks.

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Jul/15

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Daily Brief: Monday, July 20th, 2015

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
July 20, 2015
 
Events today

  • 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.

 
2015 election
Progressive activist Peggy Flanagan running unopposed for Minnesota HouseStar Tribune
Hoffman enters race for Duluth mayorDuluth 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 visitNeighborsForPeggy.Org.
 
2016 election
Walker brings announcement tour to IowaStat Tribune
‘Black Lives Matter’ halt Sanders, O’Malley eventsThe Hill
Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota: ‘I don’t … need to spend a nickel to get elected’Grand Forks Herald
Can Scott Walker hit South Carolina’s sweet spotMPR
Seeing crowd, G.O.P. donors holding backNew York Times
Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders hope he carries torch of Paul WellstoneStar Tribune
Liberal activists see Bernie Sanders as champion for causes failed by ObamaThe Washington Post
Some surprising winners and losers in the 2016 fundraising raceThe Washington Post
Activists disrupt forum featuring candidates O’Malley, SandersThe Washington Post
‘Black Lives Matter’ protesters flummox O’Malley, SandersPolitico
Hang Trump around Republican necksmn progressive project

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