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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.

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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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Jun/15

26

Daily Brief: Friday, June 26th, 2015

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
June 26, 2015

Weekend Events
Saturday June 27th

  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Stonewall DFL will at Twin Cities Pride on the festival grounds in Loring Park. For additional information, contact Gerald Strauss at gerald.strauss@gmail.
  • “Awake the Lakes Area DFL” hosted by the Douglas County DFL. 118 City Park Road, Alexandria. 1-3 p.m. music, 3-5 p.m. speakers including House DFL Assistant Leader Erin Murphy, a representative from Congressman Collin Peterson’s office and Mike Simpkins.

Sunday June 28th

  • 11 a.m. 2015 Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade @ 3rd Street and Hennepin Avenue
  • 12 p.m. – 3 p.m., Seventh Annual Family Picnic of the DFL Senior Caucus, Brookview Park, Golden Valley.

Save the date!
 

  •  July 12 – Tickets are now on sale for the 3rd Annual Jackie Stevenson Dinner in Bloomington. Get more information here.
  •  July 14 – Senate District 53 and Senate District 39 Summer Picnic, 5:30 p.m., Tartan Park, Lake Elmo.

2016 election
Christie to announce Tuesday that he’s running for presidentMPR

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Jun/15

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Let’s just call it ‘marriage’ now.

“The Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-State,” the Supreme Court says in a 5-4 majority opinion on June 26, 2015.

The high court’s historic ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges will expand the recognition of gay marriages beyond the 37 states and Washington, D.C., where it is currently legal, to all 50, affording same-sex couples the same rights and benefits long conferred on heterosexual unions.

Lets Just Call It Marriage

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Jun/15

25

Daily Brief: June 25th, 2015

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
June 25, 2015
 
Events today

  • 9 a.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon meets with Le Center Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Don Hayden, 10 W Tyrone St., Le Center.
  • 10 a.m. – Gov. Dayton will hold a news conference on Minnesota’s ranking as CNBC’s America’s Top State for Business.
  • 10:15 a.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon meets with St. Peter Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ed Lee, 101 S Front St., St. Peter.
  • 11:30 a.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon meets with New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Audra Shaneman, 1 N Minnesota St., New Ulm.
  • 1:30 p.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon meets with St. James Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jennie Firchau, 516 1st Ave S St. James.
  • 3 p.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon, meets with Fairmont Chamber of Commerce President Margaret Dillard, 323 E Blue Earth Ave., Fairmont.
  • 5 p.m. – State Auditor Rebecca Otto will speak at the Freeborn County DFL Picnic at Pioneer Park, 100 East Hawthorne St., Albert Lea.
  • 6 p.m. – A special thank you to Rep. Ryan Winkler, a going away picnic, Brookview Park, Small Shelter, 200 Brookview Parkway N, Golden Valley.

 
Save the date!

  • June 27 – Stonewall DFL will at Twin Cities Pride from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on the festival grounds in Loring Park. For additional information, contact Gerald Strauss at gerald.strauss@gmail.
  • June 23 – The Bloomington Progressive Issues Forum, 5:30 p.m., Davanni’s Pizza and Hoagies, 8605 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington.
  • June 27 – “Awake the Lakes Area DFL” hosted by the Douglas County DFL. 118 City Park Road, Alexandria. 1-3 p.m. music, 3-5 p.m. speakers including House DFL Assistant Leader Erin Murphy, a representative from Congressman Collin Peterson’s office and Mike Simpkins.
  • June 28 – Seventh Annual Family Picnic of the DFL Senior Caucus, noon – 3 p.m., Brookview Park, Golden Valley.
  • July 12 – Tickets are now on sale for the 3rd Annual Jackie Stevenson Dinner in Bloomington. Get more information here.
  • July 14 – Senate District 53 and Senate District 39 Summer Picnic, 5:30 p.m., Tartan Park, Lake Elmo.

 

2015 session
Minnesota lawmakers still raised revenue through business feesPioneer Press
 
2016 election
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announces presidential runMPR
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal opens longshot 2016 campaign, declares himself ‘doer’ not a talkerStar Tribune
Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal on the issuesStar Tribune
Amy Klobuchar off to Iowa for Hillary Clinton campaignPioneer Press
Bobby Jindal enters race with mantel of ‘outsider,’ The Hill

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Jun/15

24

Daily Brief: Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
June 24, 2015
 
Events today

  • The Senate will resume consideration of several trade bills. The House will vote on a package of bills to repeal EPA coal rules. The House Oversight Committee will hold its second hearing on the OPM data breach. The House Transportation Subcommittee on Railroads will hold a hearing on positive train control implementation.
  • 9:30 a.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon will meet with Elk River Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Debbi Rydberg, 509 US-10, Elk River.
  • 10 a.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith will visit Mississippi Topsoils, which received a Value Added Grant from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
  • 11 a.m. – Gov. Dayton will be joined by representatives of the Midwest Dairy Council to honor Minnesota’s dairy farmers and proclaim June Dairy Month in the State of Minnesota (Governor’s Press Briefing Room, Veterans Service Building, 20 W 12th St., St. Paul.
  • 11:20 a.m. – President Obama will deliver remarks on the completion of a review of how the government responds to overseas hostage cases.
  • 12:15 p.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon will meet with Safe at Home Application Assistants and County Attorney Brian Middendorff, Morrison County Attorney’s Office – Victim Witness Unit, 213 1st Ave. SE, Little Falls.
  • 12:45 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith will have lunch at Val’s Rapid Serv, 628 East St. Germain St., St. Cloud.
  • 1:30 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith will visit Beaver Island Brewing, 216 6th Ave. S, St. Cloud.
  • 2 p.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon will speak at 2015 MACATFO Conference, Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, 25039 Tame Fish Lake Rd, Deerwood.
  • 3:30 p.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon visits Advocates Against Domestic Abuse office and meet with two Safe at Home Application Assistants, 117 2nd St. NW, Aitkin.
  • Lt. Gov. Smith will visit Central Minnesota Mental Health Center in St. Cloud to celebrate the 22ndanniversary of their adult day treatment program.
  • 7 p.m. – Are you alarmed at the rising rate of income inequality in our country? Are you tired of working hard and not getting ahead? The current state of the economy for working people is not inevitable. Learn how you can change the direction of our economy. Join the Saint Paul Regional Labor Federation’s Community Connections’ workshop on Common Sense Economics. East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, St. Paul, 7 p.m., free and open to all.
  • 7 p.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon speaks at Metro State University class about election-related issues , Midway Center Campus, Room 158, 1450 Energy Park Drive, St Paul.
  • President Obama will host a reception observing LGBT Pride Month.

 
Save the date!

  • June 27 – Stonewall DFL will at Twin Cities Pride from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on the festival grounds in Loring Park. For additional information, contact Gerald Strauss at gerald.strauss@gmail.
  • June 23 – The Bloomington Progressive Issues Forum, 5:30 p.m., Davanni’s Pizza and Hoagies, 8605 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington.
  • June 27 – “Awake the Lakes Area DFL” hosted by the Douglas County DFL. 118 City Park Road, Alexandria. 1-3 p.m. music, 3-5 p.m. speakers including House DFL Assistant Leader Erin Murphy, a representative from Congressman Collin Peterson’s office and Mike Simpkins.
  • June 28 – Seventh Annual Family Picnic of the DFL Senior Caucus, noon – 3 p.m., Brookview Park, Golden Valley.
  • July 12 – Tickets are now on sale for the 3rd Annual Jackie Stevenson Dinner in Bloomington. Get more information here.
  • July 14 – Senate District 53 and Senate District 39 Summer Picnic, 5:30 p.m., Tartan Park, Lake Elmo.

 
2015 election
Flanagan running unopposed for Winker seatMPR
Democrat running unopposed in Minnesota special election for HousePioneer Press
 
2015 session
Stassen-Berger: Daudt seeks to build Minnesota GOP’s momentumPioneer Press

 

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Jun/15

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Daily Brief: Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
June 23, 2015
 
Events today

  • 3 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith will proclaim Experis to be a Yellow Ribbon Company.  The Yellow Ribbon program recognizes organizations for being supportive of service members, veterans, and military families.
  • President Obama is poised to get the 60 votes he needs in the Senate today to advance Trade Promotion Authority as a stand-alone measure, which will be a big win.
  • 5:30 p.m. – The Bloomington Progressive Issues Forum, Davanni’s Pizza and Hoagies, 8605 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington.

 
Save the date!

  • June 24 – Are you alarmed at the rising rate of income inequality in our country? Are you tired of working hard and not getting ahead? The current state of the economy for working people is not inevitable. Learn how you can change the direction of our economy. Join the Saint Paul Regional Labor Federation’s Community Connections’ workshop on Common Sense Economics. East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, St. Paul, 7 p.m., free and open to all
  • June 27 – Stonewall DFL will at Twin Cities Pride from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on the festival grounds in Loring Park. For additional information, contact Gerald Strauss at gerald.strauss@gmail.
  • June 23 – The Bloomington Progressive Issues Forum, 5:30 p.m., Davanni’s Pizza and Hoagies, 8605 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington.
  • June 27 – “Awake the Lakes Area DFL” hosted by the Douglas County DFL. 118 City Park Road, Alexandria. 1-3 p.m. music, 3-5 p.m. speakers including House DFL Assistant Leader Erin Murphy, a representative from Congressman Collin Peterson’s office and Mike Simpkins.
  • June 28 – Seventh Annual Family Picnic of the DFL Senior Caucus, noon – 3 p.m., Brookview Park, Golden Valley.
  • July 12 – Tickets are now on sale for the 3rd Annual Jackie Stevenson Dinner in Bloomington. Get more information here.
  • July 14 – Senate District 53 and Senate District 39 Summer Picnic, 5:30 p.m., Tartan Park, Lake Elmo.

 
2015 session
Editorial: Outstate Minn. gets small winsAlbert Lea Tribune
 
2016 election
While GOP candidates stammer, Clinton directly confronts raceThe Washington Post
Hillary Clinton vs. Jeb Bush on economic growth under ObamaThe Washington Post
Frank discussions on race help define Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaignThe New York Times
What ‘Mormon problem?’ More would vote for a Mormon than an evangelical ChristianThe Washington Post
5,000 people came to hear Bernie Sanders speak in Denver. And that means … The Washington Post
Clinton’s visit prompts response from Republican Party of MinnesotaWCCO
Hillary Clinton stops in Minn. for fundraiserKARE
Hillary Clinton in Minneapolis for $2,700-a-ticket fundraiserFox 9

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