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Daily Brief: July 5, 2013

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Minnesota DFL

July 5, 2013

Events today

  • 10 a.m. – Sen. Amy Klobuchar will visit Duluth and talk about the importance of the local brewing industry, starting with a tour of Fitger’s.


2014 election


Governor hopeful Thompson leaves Senate leadership post, Grand Forks Herald

Sen. Dave Thompson leaves leadership post, KARE

Thompson resigns leadership position, MPR

David Hann wants to run for Governor? Minnesota Progressive Project



Obermueller, Kline fundraising numbers point to an expensive race, MinnPost



ObamaCare decision a ‘double-edged sword’ for Dems in 2014, The Hill


Anderson, Marge

On the legacies of Anderson and Hubbs and more, Pioneer Press

Marge Anderson, former chief of Mille Lacs Band, passes away, Mille Lacs County Times


Campaign finance

1% of 1% buying a big seat at policy debate, Minnesota 2020


Congressional delegation


Family Research Council to launch ‘Ex-Gay Pride Month’, Daily News



Minnesota Rep. John Kline makes another bid to rewrite No Child Left Behind, Star Tribune



U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and World War II veteran John O’Boyle, Grand Forks Herald

Eh? Klobuchar talks beer, Duluth News Tribune


Klobuchar, Franken

Senators hear about westerly route issues, Mesabi Daily News

World War II vet receives France’s highest honor, KARE



Twin Cities has best unemployment rate in nation, MinnPost

US economy adds 195K jobs, jobless rate 7.6 pct, Pioneer Press


Education (K-12)

Our View: Closing the gap, Winona Daily News


Frac sand

Pepin County: A ready template for sand mine regulation, Star Tribune



GOP and the Voting Rights Act: Now what? MPR

Chris Fields: The ‘Uncle Tom’ tweet: Gov. Dayton and DFL take a pass on a teachable moment, Pioneer Press

Westrom calls for more fireworks to be sold in Minnesota, MPR



On tour, Gabrielle Giffords tries a gentler touch on gun laws, Star Tribune

Giffords, husband take gun control message to Fargo, Grand Forks Herald


Health Department

State health dept. takes back inspection duties from St. Paul, MPR



McCain, House GOP headed for clash on immigration reform, The Hill

Meet Minnesota’s newest American citizens, WCCO



I.R.S. scrutiny went beyond the political, New York Times


Marriage equality

Same-sex marriage and the next DOMA battle, David Schultz



Game on: Sen. McCain, fans battle NFL over blackout rule, Pioneer Press


Oromo Week

Local Oromo community honored by Twin Cities mayors, KARE

  • St. Paul and Minneapolis’ mayors declared the week of June 29 to July 6, “Oromo Week.”


Federal budget cut furloughs to slash full-time National Guard soldier, airmen pay 20 percent, Star Tribune


Stangeland, Arlan

Former Minn. Congressman Arlan Stangeland dies, Worthington Globe

Former 7th District Rep. Stangeland dies, MPR

Former U.S. Rep. Arlan Stangeland has died in Detroit Lakes at age 83, MinnPost


Racing Commission

Investigation clears Racing Commission chair, MPR

Minnesota: Racing Commission’s ex-chair cleared of sexual harassment allegations, Pioneer Press


Reproductive rights

Hagan slams ‘sneak attack’ abortion bill, The Hill


State of Emergency

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton declares emergency in storm-battered counties, Star Tribune

Dayton issues emergency declaration for storm-struck areas, MPR

Dayton declares post-storm state of emergency, Star Tribune



What happens if you don’t have voter ID? Pioneer Press

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