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Oct/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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Apr/15

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2016 Grow with Us Plant Sale In Full Swing

DFL48_grow-with-us_logo-400wThe Grow with Us Plant Sale continues year round!

We’re offering you cards at both Gerten’s Greenhouses and Garden Center in Inver Grove Heights and Wagner’s Greenhouse in Minneapolis and Bloomington.

So, you get quality gardening goods.  We can support Democrats. So, make your purchase now.  We’ll get your plant cards to you asap.

Both are full-service nurseries with all your gardening and lawn supply needs. Stock up for spring now! (more…)

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Jul/16

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What happens to suburbs if Southwest light rail isn’t built?

itempropFrom this article in the Star Tribune:

It’s been said that if you build it, they will come.

But what if they’ve already arrived — and then you don’t build it after all?

That’s the situation facing suburbs along the proposed Southwest Light Rail Transit line as legislators continue their long battle over the line’s state funding.

The line has been touted by its backers as a spur to future development in the west-metro suburbs. In reality, development has already occurred — quite a bit of it.

For at least a decade, and in some cases longer, city officials and planners have guided development with the Southwest line in mind.

Thousands of apartment units have been built or are underway along the line’s route, with more in planning. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been invested in commercial development, all with the expectation that the trains would be coming.

So what happens if they don’t?

“I think it will be a staggering setback for these communities,” said Peter McLaughlin, a Hennepin County commissioner and one of the Southwest line’s most vigorous supporters. “The essential element, their connectivity to the 21st-century economy, will be destroyed.”

Read more here.

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Jul/16

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Sen. Hann (48-R) Supports Trump

Earlier in July, CD3 resident Sen. David Hann (Eden Prairie-Minnetonka, SD48, R) spoke at an event on how he’s supporting Donald Trump and bi-partisanship. We have to say that for one of the architects of the State Government Shutdown of 2011 when Republicans controlled both the State House and State Senate, he really didn’t learn what bi-partisanship really is.

Please click the play icon. Sen. Hann begins his endorsement, etc. at around the 1:45 mark.

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Jul/16

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Daily Brief: Thursday, July 21st, 2016

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
July 21, 2016
Day 4 of the Republican National Convention
4 days until the Democratic National Convention
64 days until people can begin to vote by no excuse absentee ballot, Sept. 23
109 days until Election Day, Nov. 8
 
Today in History

  • Paul Wellstone was born today on July 21 1944 in Arlington Virginia.

 
Events Today

  • July 21 – SD 66 Pot Luck Picnic, Please bring  a dish to share, donations for for food shelf will also be collected, 6-8:30, Como Picnic Pavilion South in Como Park, 1199 Midway Parkway, St. Paul, 55103

Mark your calendars

  • July 23 – Laurie Pryor campaign kick-off and door knock for HD 48A, 10-2:00 PM, Minnetonka DFL Headquarters, 14525 Hwy 7, Minnetonka, MN, suite 345. Paul Thissen will be joining us as a special guest speaker for Laurie. For more information: you can reach Madeleine Garces at (612) 965-9487 or madeleine@dflhouse.com
  • July 23 – Senate District 13 DFL 4th Annual Golf Scramble and Social; River Oaks Golf Course, Cold Spring, MN.  More Info.: bzsnyder@charter.net
  • July 23 –  SD49 Annual Picnic, 12-3PM, Rosland Park Picnic Shelter (Just west of the Edina Aquatic Center), $13/person (kids 10 and under free).
  • July 24 – DFL Senior Caucus Family Picnic, 12-3, Brookview Park, Golden Valley.
  • Aug. 2–4 – Farmfest, Gilfillan Estate Farm near Redwood Falls. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Farmfest is a large Ag show that attracts farmers and rural people from a good portion of Greater MN and it also showcases candidates for office by holding important forums. Congressman Peterson and Walz and their opponents, along with possibly some candidates from other congressional districts will participate in those forums. Anyone interested in volunteering at the DFL booth (hosted by CD 1, CD 7 and the state party), should contact DNC Member Lori Sellner, 507-227-4004 orlorisell@gmail.com.  She is looking for two volunteers at all times, to work three hour shifts (8-11 a.m., 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.).
  • Aug. 10 – SD 41 Annual Picnic, guests are asked to bring a non-perishable food item, 6PM, Kordiak Park, Columbia Heights.
  • Aug. 12 – SD 51 Annual Picnic, 4-8 PM, Blackhawk Park, 1629 Murphy Pkwy, Eagan. $10 adult, $5 ages 5-12, $25 family maximum.
  • Aug. 16 – Congressman Rick Nolan’s Staff will hold Congress comes to you events in the 8thdistrict. From 10 to 11 AM at Virginia city hall, from 11:30 to 12:30 at Eveleth city hall, and from 1-2 PM at Gilbert City Hall.
  • Aug. 25 – Sept. 5 – Minnesota State Fair. For information about volunteering with the DFL, go to this link.
  • Aug. 30 – Congressman Rick Nolan’s Staff will hold Congress comes to you events in the 8thdistrict. From noon to 1 PM at Babbit City Hall and from 2-3 PM at Biwabik City Hall
  • Sept. 8 – DFL EAST SIDE SENIOR CAUCUS, RX Rights/Mature Voices, 11:30, Sgt. Pepper’s Bar and Grill, 930 Helena Ave North, Oakdale
    Fundraisers
  • July 26 – SD 7  tailgate Night at the Wade, 4:45 PM, If you have $15, a love of comradary, community events, and DFL principles, come on down! For more information, link
  • Aug. 2 – Senate District 16 DFL Corn Feed 5:30-7:30, Suss/Marti Farm is located at 19650 270thSt., Lucan, Minnesota 56255
  • Aug. 10 – SD 41 Annual Picnic, 6 – 9, Kordiak Park in Fridley. 1845 49th Avenue NE. Free but a $10 donation is appreciated. Bring a canned or packaged food item to help re-stock local food shelves
  • Aug. 11 – Garrison Keillor will be the guest at a re-election fundraiser for Representative Ron Erhardt, Senate District 49A at the Braemar Golf Course, 6364 John Harris Drive, Edina, MN 55439. Time: 6-8 p.m. For more information, contact Ardis Wexler, 952-210-7497
  • Aug. 19 – Hubbard County DFL Walleye dinner fundraiser on August 19th from 5 to 7 at the American Legion Club in Park Rapids
  • Aug. 25 – Clay County DFL Langseth Steak Fry, 5-7 PM, $20 per person $30 per couple, Dilworth Depot (corner of Highway 10 and NE 4th street in Dilworth)
  • Sept. 10 – Faribault County DFL Fundraiser, Bricelyn American Legion.
  • Sept. 10 – Le Sueur County DFL Fall Fundraiser, Montgomery American Legion Hall.
  • Sept. 18 – CD 2 DFL 15th Annual Classic. 4 p.m., The Wilds Golf Course, Prior Lake. More information is available here, Purchase Tickets.
  • Sept. 18 – Vento Dinner, 4 PM, Prom Center.
  • Sept. 25 – Rice County DFL’s 5th Annual Hotdish Dinner and cook-off fundraiser, 4 PM, Vintage Ballroom & Suites, 129 Central Avenue North, Faribault

 
Hillary Clinton
Clinton camp slams Trump for NATO commentsThe Hill

Trump
A mighty challenge awaits Trump on Thursday nightWashington Post
Donald Trump Sets Conditions for Defending NATO Allies Against AttackNY Times
Donald Trump’s conservatism still in doubt for manyStar Tribune
Trump sets terms for helping NATO alliesThe Hill
NATO head rebukes Trump: ‘We defend one another’The Hill
 
Melania Trump
Trump staff writer takes blame for Melania speechPolitico

Mike Pence
Mike Pence and his politics were shaped by his faithNY Times
 
Ted Cruz
Thunderous boos for Cruz for refusing to endorse TrumpAP
Trump-Cruz Feud Flares Anew On Third Night Of ConventionNPR
Ted Cruz defends convention speech, still says he wouldn’t endorse TrumpWashington Post
Cruz defends refusal to endorse Trump: He made it ‘personal’The Hill
Cruz torpedoes Trump’s conventionThe Hill
Convention erupts at Cruz snubThe Hill

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Jul/16

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Daily Brief: Friday, July 15th, 2016

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
July 15, 2016
3 days until the Republican National Convention
10 days until the Democratic National Convention
70 days until people can begin to vote by no excuse absentee ballot, Sept. 23
115 days until Election Day, Nov. 8 

Events This Weekend

  • July 16 – DFL State Disability Caucus welcomes two members of Minnesota’s recently elected Democratic National Committee delegation, Lori Sellner and JP Barone, for a listening session, a member meeting will follow, 1 PM, Rondo Community Library, University and Dale, St. Paul.
     
    Mark your calendars
  • July 21 – SD 66 Pot Luck, Please bring  a dish to share, donations to for food shelf will also be collected, 6-8:30, Como Picnic Pavilion South in Como Park, 1199 Midway Parkway, 55103
  • July 23 – Laurie Pryor campaign kick-off and door knock for HD 48A, 10-2:00 PM, Minnetonka DFL Headquarters, 14525 Hwy 7, Minnetonka, MN, suite 345. Paul Thissen will be joining us as a special guest speaker for Laurie. For more information: you can reach Madeleine Garces at (612) 965-9487 or madeleine@dflhouse.com
  • July 23 – Senate District 13 DFL 4th Annual Golf Scramble and Social; River Oaks Golf Course, Cold Spring, MN.  More Info.: bzsnyder@charter.net
  • July 24 – DFL Senior Caucus Family Picnic, 12-3, Brookview Park, Golden Valley.
  • Aug. 2–4 – Farmfest, Gilfillan Estate Farm near Redwood Falls. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Farmfest is a large Ag show that attracts farmers and rural people from a good portion of Greater MN and it also showcases candidates for office by holding important forums. Congressman Peterson and Walz and their opponents, along with possibly some candidates from other congressional districts will participate in those forums. Anyone interested in volunteering at the DFL booth (hosted by CD 1, CD 7 and the state party), should contact DNC Member Lori Sellner, 507-227-4004 orlorisell@gmail.com.  She is looking for two volunteers at all times, to work three hour shifts (8-11 a.m., 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.).
  • Aug. 10 – SD 41 Annual Picnic, guests are asked to bring a non-perishable food item, 6PM, Kordiak Park, Columbia Heights.
  • Aug. 16 – Congressman Rick Nolan’s Staff will hold Congress comes to you events in the 8thdistrict. From 10 to 11 AM at Virginia city hall, from 11:30 to 12:30 at Eveleth city hall, and from 1-2 PM at Gilbert City Hall.
  • Aug. 25 – Sept. 5 – Minnesota State Fair. For information about volunteering with the DFL, go to this link.
  • Aug. 30 – Congressman Rick Nolan’s Staff will hold Congress comes to you events in the 8thdistrict. From noon to 1 PM at Babbit City Hall and from 2-3 PM at Biwabik City Hall
  • Sept. 8 – DFL EAST SIDE SENIOR CAUCUS, RX Rights/Mature Voices, 11:30, Sgt. Pepper’s Bar and Grill, 930 Helena Ave North, Oakdale
    Fundraisers
  • July 15 – SD 12 candidate Russ Hinrich fundraiser, 6:30 – 8:30, Long Lake Lodge
    16021  Long Lake Road, Brandon, MN
  • Aug. 2 – Senate District 16 DFL Corn Feed 5:30-7:30, Suss/Marti Farm is located at 19650 270thSt., Lucan, Minnesota 56255
  • Aug. 10 – SD 41 Annual Picnic, 6 – 9, Kordiak Park in Fridley. 1845 49th Avenue NE. Free but a $10 donation is appreciated. Bring a canned or packaged food item to help re-stock local food shelves
  • Aug. 19, Hubbard County DFL Walleye dinner fundraiser on August 19th from 5 to 7 at the American Legion Club in Park Rapids
  • Sept. 10 – Faribault County DFL Fundraiser, Bricelyn American Legion.
  • Sept. 10 – Le Sueur County DFL Fall Fundraiser, Montgomery American Legion Hall.
  • Sept. 18 – CD 2 DFL 15th Annual Classic. 4 p.m., The Wilds Golf Course, Prior Lake. More information is available here, Purchase Tickets.
  • Sept. 18 – Vento Dinner, 4 PM, Prom Center.
  • Sept. 25 – Rice County DFL’s 5th Annual Hotdish Dinner and cook-off fundraiser, 4 PM, Vintage Ballroom & Suites, 129 Central Avenue North, Faribault

 
Philando Castile
A retracing of steps: Castile’s funeral procession winds through historic Rondo neighborhood, MPR
‘A seed that has been planted’: Philando Castile laid to rest, Pioneer Press
Thousands pay tribute to Castile: ‘His death is not in vain’, Star Tribune
Mourners gather at St. Paul Cathedral to remember Philando Castile, MinnPost
Black Lives Matter sets protest at Rosedale Center: ‘Let’s shut it down’, Pioneer Press
Protests For Castile Planned For Ramsey Co. Atty’s Office, Rosedale Ctr., WCCO
Minnesota Police Officer’s ‘Bulletproof Warrior’ Training Is Questioned, NY Times
At Castile stop, uneasy questions of race and police training, MPR
Police chief: Officers ‘valiantly’ tried to save Castile’s life, WFXG
Racial sensitivity training for Minnesota police has been six years in the making, Pioneer Press
Fiery debate over “warrior” training for officer in Philando Castile shooting, Pioneer Press
 
Nice Bastille Day Attack
‘Diving for their lives’: Terror along French Riviera kills at least 84, MPR
After Nice attack, officials warn that terror threats will stalk for ‘a long time’, Washington Times
Scores dead in terror attack on French national holiday, The Hill
Obama decries attack in France, The Hill
 
Hillary Clinton
Hillary Rodham Clinton airs thousands of ads; Donald Trump, none, Nation Sun Journal
Democrats ‘freaked out’ about polls in meeting with Clinton, The Hill

Trump
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence emerges as likely pick, Star Tribune
A VP process spins out of control. Or did it?, Washington Post
5 things to know about Mike Pence, MPR
Trump on ‘horrific’ France attack: ‘Here we go again’, The Hill
 
Newt Gingrich
After Nice, Newt Gingrich wants to ‘test’ every Muslim in America and deport those who believe in sharia,Washington Post
Gingrich calls for deporting Muslims who believe in Shariah, The Hill
 
Republican National Convention
GOP insiders expect convention mayhem, Politico
Minnesota’s Republican Delegates Expected To Line Up For Trump, WCCO
GOP squashes Never Trump rules proposal in heated hearing, The Hill
GOP convention organizers ask Adelson to cover $6M shortfall, The Hill
 
Obama
Obama rebuts Texas Lt. Gov. on support for police, The Hill
Garner daughter says she was ‘railroaded’ by ABC, The Hill

Economy
Feeling squeezed? Many others wedged into the same tight economic spot, MPR
 
Justice Ginsburg
Ginsburg regrets ‘ill-advised’ criticism of Trump, MPR
 
Senator Franken
SENATOR FRANKEN: Franken’s staff hears investment struggles: Tour on infrastructure needs in Greater Minnesota brings politician aides to Bemidji, Bemidji Pioneer
 
Sen. Bonoff
LCV Action Fund Endorses Terri Bonoff for Congress, League of Conservation Voters
 
Special Session
Mark Dayton, legislative leaders have special session agreement, ‘in principle’, Pioneer Press’
Dayton, legislative leaders resume talks for special session, Star Tribune
Dayton plans, Bakk remarks move focus again to pursuit of special session, Star Tribune
 
MN Leg
 
Governor Dayton
Update: Dayton assesses aftermath of Monday’s storms, thankful no lives were lost, West Central Tribune
 
Tim Walz
Walz launches bid for leadership post on House Veterans Affairs Committee, Star Tribune
 
Stewart Mills
Old Stewart Mills Facebook posts are just as bro-tastic as you’d expect, City Pages
 
Greater Minnesota
Groundbreaking marks start of airport project, International Falls Journal
 
Iron Range
Essar Steel Minnesota Announces New CEO, WDIO
Change at the top: Essar hires new CEO, Mesabi Daily News
Plenty of opposition at Twin Metals sulfide mine listening session, MN Progressive Project
 
Education
Parents sue state, school districts over teacher tenure, MPR
 
Twin Cities
What’s going on with redevelopment of St. Paul’s Ford plant site?, MinnPost

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Jun/16

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Visit with Us at Round Lake Park on July 4th

2013 SD48 BookOnce again this year we’ll have a booth at Eden Prairie’s Round Lake Park as part of the City’s Independence Day celebration.

Meet our proudly endorsed candidates, and stop for prizes and fun games for the kids.

When: 12:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Round Lake Park (across the street from the Eden Prairie High School- map)

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