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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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In the Know

Minnesota DFL
May 12, 2016
133 days until people can begin to vote by no excuse absentee ballot, Sept. 23
179 days until Election Day, Nov. 8
 
Events today

  • Gov. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Smith will have breakfast with GOP Legislative Leaders at the Governor’s Residence.
  • 9 a.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith will provide remarks at Visibility and Voice: Asian Americans at the Capitol. State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Room 300N, St. Paul.
  • 9 a.m. – The House meets in session.
  • 9 a.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon will meet with Lakes and Pines Community Action Council to discuss 2016 voter outreach initiatives. 1700 Maple Ave. E., Mora.
  • 10 a.m. – The Senate meets in session.
  • 11 a.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon will meet with Aitkin County Auditor Kirk Peysar and deputy auditors. 209 2nd St. NW, Aitkin.
  • Gov. Dayton will meet with Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk and House Speaker Kurt Daudt in the Senate Office Building.
  • 1:45 p.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon will meet with Hibbing Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Lory Fedo. 211 E Howard St., Hibbing.
  • 3:45 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith will visit the Kettle River Fire Department. Kettle River Fire Hall, 3977 Main St., Kettle River.
  • 6 p.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon will be the keynote speaker at the League of Women Voters Duluth Annual Meeting, Greysolon Plaza, Moorish Room, 231 E Superior St., Duluth.
  • Lt. Gov. Smith will provide remarks at the 2016 Governor’s Fishing Opener host dinner in McGregor.


Mark your calendars

  • May 13 – Community Picnic for Governor’s Fishing Opener. A free picnic will be served from 4 – 7 p.m. at Pine Rail Park in McGregor. Gov. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Smith will speak at the event.
  • May 14 – CD 1 DFL Convention, 1 p.m., Worthington Event Center, 1447 Prairie Dr., Worthington.
  • May 14 – CD 3 DFL Convention, 10:30 a.m., Park Center High School auditorium, 7377 Noble Ave N, Brooklyn Park.
  • May 14 – The SD 41 DFL is hosting a combined candidate meet and greet/fundraiser from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Crooner’s Lounge & Supper Club, 6161 Highway 65 NE. SD 41 DFL candidates include Rep. Carolyn Laine, Rep. Connie Bernardy and Mary Kunesh-Podein. The guest speaker is House DFL Leader Paul Thissen. All are welcome.
  • May 14 – The National Association of Letter Carriers’ Food Drive will once again spread out across America to help provide assistance to Americans who are struggling with hunger. For more information about the annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive effort in your community, ask your letter carrier or go to nalc.org and find “Food Drive” under “Community Service.”
  • The Food Drive effort is the nation’s largest single-day drive. In 2015, 70.6 million pounds of food was collected, which brought the grand total of donations to more than 1.3 billion pounds of food collected since the drive began in 1992.
  • May 17 – Please join the Minnesotans for Paid Family Leave Coalition for a rally in support of Paid Family Leave. Tell the Legislature, our families can’t wait. Pass Paid Family Leave this session! Paid Family Leave Rally, noon, State Office Building, St. Paul.
  • May 17 – Candidates for federal, state, county, and some local offices must file for office during between today and May 31 for their name to appear on the ballot.
  • May 21 – CD 6 DFL Convention, noon, St. Cloud Apollo High School, 1000 44thAve. N, St. Cloud.
  • May 22 – CD 4 DFL Convention, noon, Carpenters Union Hall, 700 Olive St., St. Paul.
  • June 7 – Primary season ends.
  • June 12 – DFL Women’s Hall of Fame Annual Luncheon, 11 a.m. reception, noonluncheon, 12:45 p.m. award ceremony. Ticket information and list of award recipients areavailable here.


Fundraisers

  • May 21 – Senate District 14 DFL will hold a Red to Blue Post-Convention Party. $20 Suggested Donation. Michael’s Restaurant, 510 US-10, St Cloud. Tickets available at: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/dfl-senate-district-14-3077414154
  • Sept. 18 – CD 2 DFL 15th Annual Classic. 4 p.m., The Wilds Golf Course, Prior Lake. More information is available here.


2016 election

U.S. House of Representatives
GOP congressional candidate Stewart Mills releases first adWCCO

President
Who the 2016 presidential candidates would be if they were ‘Game of Thrones’ charactersWashington Post
Playing Politics podcast: Elusive unity for Republicans and DemocratsStar Tribune
Third-party candidates face uphill climb to get place on presidential debate stageThe Hill
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May/16

10

Daily Brief: Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
May 10, 2016
135 days until people can begin to vote by no excuse absentee ballot, Sept. 23
181 days until Election Day, Nov. 8

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Events today

  • 11 a.m. – The Senate meets in session.
  • 11:30 a.m. – The North Metro DFL Senior Caucus meeting will feature long time union activist and current president of the AFL-CIO Retiree Council, Bill Moore. He will speak to us about the Memorial Day for workers. The statics are sobering. He will all address “Right to Work” legislation currently being considered in the MN legislature – consequences for wages and worker rights. Little Venetian Inn, Little Canada.


Mark your calendars

  • May 11 – U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) will host his sixth annual bipartisan competition to determine which member of the Minnesota Congressional Delegation makes the best hotdish casserole. He is scheduled to be joined by the rest of the Minnesota delegation. Last year, Rep. McCollum’s “Turkey, Sweet Potato, and Wild Rice Hotdish” beat out the competitors to take top-prize. Rep. Walz’s “Turkey Trot Tater-Tot Hotdish” won in 2014, and his “Hermann the German Hotdish” took first place in 2013. In 2012, Sen. Franken’s “Mom’s Mahnomin Madness Hotdish” and former Rep. Chip Cravaack’s (R-Minn.) “Minnesota Wild Strata Hotdish” tied for first place. Sen. Klobuchar took top honors in 2011 with her “Taconite Tater-Tot Hotdish.” 11:30 a.m. (EST), Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 430, Senate HELP Committee.
  • May 13 – Community Picnic for Governor’s Fishing Opener. A free picnic will be served from 4 – 7 p.m. at Pine Rail Park in McGregor. Gov. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Smith will speak at the event.
  • May 14 – CD 1 DFL Convention, 1 p.m., Worthington Event Center, 1447 Prairie Dr., Worthington.
  • May 14 – CD 3 DFL Convention, 10:30 a.m., Park Center High School auditorium, 7377 Noble Ave N, Brooklyn Park.
  • May 14 – The SD 41 DFL is hosting a combined candidate meet and greet/fundraiser from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Crooner’s Lounge & Supper Club, 6161 Highway 65 NE. SD 41 DFL candidates include Rep. Carolyn Laine, Rep. Connie Bernardy and Mary Kunesh-Podein. The guest speaker is House DFL Leader Paul Thissen. All are welcome.
  • May 14 – The National Association of Letter Carriers’ Food Drive will once again spread out across America to help provide assistance to Americans who are struggling with hunger. For more information about the annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive effort in your community, ask your letter carrier or go to nalc.org and find “Food Drive” under “Community Service.”
  • The Food Drive effort is the nation’s largest single-day drive. In 2015, 70.6 million pounds of food was collected, which brought the grand total of donations to more than 1.3 billion pounds of food collected since the drive began in 1992.
  • May 17 – Please join the Minnesotans for Paid Family Leave Coalition for a rally in support of Paid Family Leave. Tell the Legislature, our families can’t wait. Pass Paid Family Leave this session! Paid Family Leave Rally, noon, State Office Building, St. Paul.
  • May 21 – CD 6 DFL Convention, noon, St. Cloud Apollo High School, 1000 44th Ave. N, St. Cloud.
  • May 22 – CD 4 DFL Convention, noon, Carpenters Union Hall, 700 Olive St., St. Paul.
  • June 7 – Primary season ends.
  • June 12 – DFL Women’s Hall of Fame Annual Luncheon, 11 a.m. reception, noon luncheon, 12:45 p.m. award ceremony. Ticket information and list of award recipients are available here.


Fundraisers


2016 election

U.S. House of Representatives
Former radio talker Lewis wins GOP endorsement in 2nd Congressional DistrictMinnPost
 
2016 session
Top-level negotiations to begin on ending legislative sessionMPR
Editorial: An intersection on which to build consensusPioneer Press
House and Senate have different priorities in their supplemental budgetsMinnesota Budget Project
Conference committee takes first look at supplemental budget proposalsSession Daily
Bill shortening drug-offense prison sentences in Minnesota clears first testPioneer Press
Minnesota legislative deal-making ‘constructive, not productive’ MondayPioneer Press
MN Legislature: I guess we are going with ‘nothing is needed,’ mnpACT!
Ritual at the Residence: Session talks start slowlyMPR
Legislators hoping for transportation, public-works bill are on edgeStar Tribune
 
Bonding bill
Bonding battle heats up with bill failureFargo Forum
 
GOP
Trump questions consume the GOPThe Hill
Former ‘stop Trump’ megadonor switches sidesPolitico

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May/16

5

Daily Brief: Thursday, May 5th, 2016

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
May 5, 2016
140 days until people can begin to vote by no excuse absentee ballot, Sept. 23
186 days until Election Day, Nov. 8
 
Events today

  • Gov. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Smith will have breakfast with DFL legislators at the Governor’s Residence.
  • 9 a.m. – The House meets in session.
  • 10 a.m. – The Senate meets in session.
  • 10 a.m. – Rep. Erin Murphy, Rep. Melissa Hortman and many other House DFL representatives will call out House Republicans for aligning themselves with Donald Trump’s anti-women and anti-family agenda. Room 181, State Office Building.
  • 11 a.m. – Three CD2 candidates for the GOP nomination will debate on MPR with Tom Weber.  Jason Lewis, Darlene Miller and John Howe will participate, expected endorsee David Gerson pulled out.
  • Noon – Gov. Dayton will host a reception at the Governor’s Residence for the University of St. Thomas Men’s Basketball team, who recently won the Division III National Championship.
  • 2 p.m. – Gov. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Smith will meet with county commissioners and legislators to discuss transportation.
  • 4 p.m. – 40,000 men and women are still on strike at Verizon and Verizon Wireless determined to fight for as long as it takes to protect good jobs. Join CWA Minnesota for a National Day of Action to fight for good jobs at Verizon and Verizon Wireless. Verizon Roseville, 2325 Fairview Ave. N, Roseville. 4 p.m.
  • 5:30 p.m. – A Young Professionals for Nolan fundraiser will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sweeney’s, 96 Dale St. N, St. Paul.
  • 6 p.m. – Gov. Dayton will attend the 2016 University of Minnesota School of Public Health 2016 Celebration of Giving and Alumni Awards Celebration. McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall, 200 Oak St. SE, Minneapolis.


Mark your calendars

  • May 7 – CD 5 DFL Convention, 10:30 a.m., South High School, 3131 S 19th Ave., Minneapolis.
  • May 7 – CD 8 DFL Convention, 10 a.m., Duluth Holiday Inn, 200 W 1st St., Duluth.
  • May 7 – Chairs, vice chairs, secretaries, treasurers, outreach officers and directors are invited to register for an informative webinar designed to help new DFL leaders. The webinar begins at 10 a.m. Click here to register.
  • May 9 – Senior Citizen Forum with Congressman Keith Ellison. 4 p.m., Fridley Community Center, 6085  7th  Street NE, Fridley.
  • May 10 – The North Metro DFL Senior Caucus meeting will feature long time union activist and current president of the AFL-CIO Retiree Council, Bill Moore. He will speak to us about the Memorial Day for workers. The statics are sobering. He will all address “Right to Work” legislation currently being considered in the MN legislature – consequences for wages and worker rights.11:30 a.m., Little Venetian Inn, Little Canada.
  • May 11 – U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) will host his sixth annual bipartisan competition to determine which member of the Minnesota Congressional Delegation makes the best hotdish casserole. He is scheduled to be joined by the rest of the Minnesota delegation. Last year, Rep. McCollum’s “Turkey, Sweet Potato, and Wild Rice Hotdish” beat out the competitors to take top-prize. Rep. Walz’s “Turkey Trot Tater-Tot Hotdish” won in 2014, and his “Hermann the German Hotdish” took first place in 2013. In 2012, Sen. Franken’s “Mom’s Mahnomin Madness Hotdish” and former Rep. Chip Cravaack’s (R-Minn.) “Minnesota Wild Strata Hotdish” tied for first place. Sen. Klobuchar took top honors in 2011 with her “Taconite Tater-Tot Hotdish.” 11:30 a.m. (EST), Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 430, Senate HELP Committee.
  • May 13 – Community Picnic for Governor’s Fishing Opener. A free picnic will be served from 4 – 7 p.m. at Pine Rail Park in McGregor. Gov. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Smith will speak at the event.
  • May 14 – CD 1 DFL Convention, 1 p.m., Worthington Event Center, 1447 Prairie Dr., Worthington.
  • May 14 – CD 3 DFL Convention, 10:30 a.m., Park Center High School auditorium, 7377 Noble Ave N, Brooklyn Park.
  • May 17 – Please join the Minnesotans for Paid Family Leave Coalition for a rally in support of Paid Family Leave. Tell the Legislature, our families can’t wait. Pass Paid Family Leave this session! Paid Family Leave Rally, noon, State Office Building, St. Paul.
  • May 21 – CD 6 DFL Convention, noon, St. Cloud Apollo High School, 1000 44th Ave. N, St. Cloud.
  • May 22 – CD 4 DFL Convention, noon, Carpenters Union Hall, 700 Olive St., St. Paul.
  • June 7 – Primary season ends.
  • June 12 – DFL Women’s Hall of Fame Annual Luncheon, 11 a.m. reception, noon luncheon, 12:45 p.m. award ceremony. Ticket information and list of award recipients are available here.


Fundraisers

  • May 7 – The Congressional District 8 DFL will host a dinner beginning a 5:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in the Duluth. Keynote speaker is Congressman Rick Nolan. The evening will include a program to honor Don Bye for his many years of service to the DFL. For information, visit https://www.dfl.org/cd8/.
  • May 21 – Senate District 14 DFL will hold a Red to Blue Post-Convention Party. $20 Suggested Donation. Michael’s Restaurant, 510 US-10, St Cloud. Tickets available at: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/dfl-senate-district-14-3077414154


2016 election

Donald Trump’s position as the presumptive GOP nominee has presented congressional Republicans with what could be a fateful moment: Do they embrace their party’s standard-bearer, and risk being tied to him in Democratic attacks? Or do they distance themselves and risk alienating Trump’s supporters? New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte, who’s up for re-election, “plans to support” Trump, a spokeswoman said. So do Ohio’s Rob Portman and North Carolina’s Richard Burr. CNN

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Apr/16

29

Daily Brief: Friday, April 29th, 2016

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
April 29, 2016
146 days until people can begin to vote by no excuse absentee ballot, Sept. 23
192 days until Election Day, Nov. 8
 
Events today

  • Lt. Gov. Smith will provide remarks at the Education Minnesota Retirees Conference.
  • 11:30 a.m. – Gov. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Smith will hold a news conference in the Governor’s Press Briefing Room. Veterans Service Building, 20 W 12th St., St. Paul.
  • Gov. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Smith will meet with county commissioners and state legislators to discuss transportation.
  • 4:30 p.m. – Marchers will gather at Lake St. and Nicollet Ave., in south Minneapolis, then march at 5 p.m. to downtown, where they will rally in front of the Hennepin County Government Center. Led by the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action committee, the march and rally are endorsed by several labor and community organizations.
  • 7 p.m. – Gov. Dayton will provide remarks to the Minnesota Mayors Association Annual Conference.



Events Saturday

  • 10 a.m. – DFL African-American Caucus will meet at Penn Lake Library, 8800 Penn Ave S., Minneapolis.
  • 10:30 a.m. – CD 2 DFL Convention, Shakopee West Junior High School, 200 10th Ave. E, Shakopee.
  • 1 p.m. – CD 7 DFL Convention, Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 1080 28th Ave. S, Moorhead.
  • 5 p.m. – The CD 7 DFL will host “A ‘Blue’ Print for Victory!” The event begins at 5 p.m. with a social hour and will be followed by a banquet. Marriott Hotel, 1080 28th Ave. S, Moorhead. Congressman Ellison will speak.
  • 5:30 p.m. – The White House Correspondents Dinner will air on C-SPAN, CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC.



Event Sunday

  • 2 p.m. – Senate District 51 True Blue Celebration. Eagan Civic Arena, 3870 Pilot Knob Rd, Eagan.



Mark your calendars

  • May 3 – Join neighbors, allies, and DFL- endorsed candidates Lindsey Port and Erin Maye Quade for a Reclaim the South Metro Community Forum to discuss issues we want to see addressed throughout the election season and beyond with neighbors and future elected officials. Education Minnesota Apple Valley, 7373 W. 147th St., Suite 107, Apple Valley.
  • May 7 – CD 5 DFL Convention, 10:30 a.m., South High School, 3131 S 19th Ave., Minneapolis.
  • May 7 – CD 8 DFL Convention, 10 a.m., Duluth Holiday Inn, 200 W 1st St., Duluth.
  • May 7 – Chairs, vice chairs, secretaries, treasurers, outreach officers and directors are invited to register for an informative webinar designed to help new DFL leaders. The webinar begins at 10 a.m. Click here to register.
  • May 11 – U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) will host his sixth annual bipartisan competition to determine which member of the Minnesota Congressional Delegation makes the best hotdish casserole. He is scheduled to be joined by the rest of the Minnesota delegation. Last year, Rep. McCollum’s “Turkey, Sweet Potato, and Wild Rice Hotdish” beat out the competitors to take top-prize. Rep. Walz’s “Turkey Trot Tater-Tot Hotdish” won in 2014, and his “Hermann the German Hotdish” took first place in 2013. In 2012, Sen. Franken’s “Mom’s Mahnomin Madness Hotdish” and former Rep. Chip Cravaack’s (R-Minn.) “Minnesota Wild Strata Hotdish” tied for first place. Sen. Klobuchar took top honors in 2011 with her “Taconite Tater-Tot Hotdish.” 11:30 a.m. (EST), Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 430, Senate HELP Committee.
  • May 14 – CD 1 DFL Convention, 1 p.m., Worthington Event Center, 1447 Prairie Dr., Worthington.
  • May 14 – CD 3 DFL Convention, 10:30 a.m., Park Center High School auditorium, 7377 Noble Ave N, Brooklyn Park.
  • May 21 – CD 6 DFL Convention, noon, St. Cloud Apollo High School, 1000 44th Ave. N, St. Cloud.
  • May 22 – CD 4 DFL Convention, noon, Carpenters Union Hall, 700 Olive St., St. Paul.
  • June 7 – Primary season ends.
  • June 12 – DFL Women’s Hall of Fame Annual Luncheon, 11 a.m. reception, noon luncheon, 12:45 p.m. award ceremony. Ticket information and list of award recipients are available here.



Fundraisers

  • May 7 – The Congressional District 8 DFL will host a dinner beginning a 5:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in the Duluth. Keynote speaker is Congressman Rick Nolan. The evening will include a program to honor Don Bye for his many years of service to the DFL. For information, visit https://www.dfl.org/cd8/.
  • May 21 – Senate District 14 DFL will hold a Red to Blue Post-Convention Party. $20 Suggested Donation. Michael’s Restaurant, 510 US-10, St Cloud. Tickets available at: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/dfl-senate-district-14-3077414154



2016 election
Legislature
Local DFL convention attendees endorse Gillespie, plus incumbentsWoodbury Bulletin
Minneapolis Council Member Warsame backs Mohamud Noor in race vs. Rep. KahnStar Tribune

President
Republican donors deny Cruz, Kasich needed funds, data showMPR
What Fiorina does for Cruz — and the Republican PartyMPR
Cory Booker is Clinton secret weaponThe Hill
Trump deals up debate about genderStar Tribune
 
2016 session
Budget preseason nears end, negotiations to beginMPR
Lawmakers push plan to stop end-of-session cramMPR
Minnesota Legislature’s final budget pieces set stage for negotiationsPioneer Press
Last of three multi-subject budget bills gets House approval; heads to SenateSession Daily
Tensions are rising between Gov. Dayton and GOP leaders as Minnesota legislative session winds downStar Tribune
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