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Daily Brief: Wednesday, Nov. 18th, 2015

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
Nov. 18, 2015
Events today

  • The Senate Capital Investment Committee tours Luverne, Marshall, Montevideo, Appleton and Willmar.
  • 9 a.m. – The Prison Population Task Force will meet, Room 10, State Office Building.
  • 9 a.m. – The House and Senate Public Safety and Crime Prevention committee will meet to discuss a focus on reform of controlled substances.
  • 9 a.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon will meet with Menahga Civic & Commerce Association, Blueberry Pines Golf, Dining & Event Center, 39161 U.S. 71, Menahga.
  • 10 a.m. – The Legislative Health Care Workforce Commission meets, Room 200, State Office Building.
  • 10 a.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith will meet with Minnesota delegates to the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference at the Science Museum.
  • 10:30 a.m. – Secretary of State Steve  Simon will hold a roundtable discussion with David Collins, executive director of the Hubbard County Regional Economic Development Commission, and other Park Rapids Area community leaders. Hubbard County Courthouse, Board Room, 301 Court Avenue, Park Rapids.
  • 12:30 p.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon will meet with Clearwater County Auditor Allen Paulson. 213 Main Ave. N, Bagley.
  • 1:30 p.m. – Gov. Dayton will participate in a meeting of the Board of Pardons.
  • 2:15 p.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon will meet with Red Lake Falls City Administrator Kathleen Schmitz. City Hall, 108 2nd St. SW, Red Lake Falls.
  • 3 p.m. – The Legislative Energy Commission meeting. Room 10, State Office Building.
  • 3:30 p.m. – Secretary of State Steve Simon will meet with Polk County Attorney Greg Widseth and Safe at Home Application Assistant. County Attorney’s Office, 816 Marin Ave., Ste. 125, Crookston.
  • 5 p.m. – The Humphrey School of Public Affairs Presents, “The Right Deal for America: Why It’s Time to Rewrite the Economic Rules” with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. The visit of Richard Trumka is of special significance for the Humphrey School, as the School hosts the AFL-CIO Chair in Labor Policy, currently held by Professor Morris Kleiner.  The chair was established through a major donation from the AFL-CIO to the Humphrey School in 1983, in honor and memory of the School’s namesake, Hubert Humphrey. 5 – 6:30 p.m., reception, 6:30 p.m., public lecture. Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Ave. S, Minneapolis.

Mark your calendars

  • Nov. 19 – Thursday’s funeral service for arts patron and department store heir Bruce Dayton will be live-streamed from the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 Marquette Av., in downtown Minneapolis. The funeral, at 4 p.m., will be streamed at thechurch’s website for those who can’t attend.
  • Nov. 19 – The Hennepin County DFL Senior Caucus will meet from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Maria’s Cafe, 1113 E Franklin Ave., Minneapolis.
  • Nov. 20 – Chelsea Clinton will be at Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Ave., St. Paul, at 5p.m. to sign her new book, “It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired, and Get Going!” The book signing is free with a book purchase. Details can be found here:http://www.redballoonbookshop.com/event/chelsea-clinton.
  • Dec. 13 – Moms Demand Action: How to Keep Our Kids Safe. This free forum on preventing gun violence will be held at 2 p.m.at the Dakota County Library, 1340 Wescott Rd., Eagan. Guest speakers include Sen. Jim Carlson and Rep. Dan Schoen.


  • Nov. 21 – CD 6 Unity Dinner – Drawn Together. 5 p.m., Teamsters Local 120, Blaine. Keynote speaker is Congressman Tim Walz. Click here for ticket information.
  • Dec. 1 – Senate District 37 DFL will host a Chili Cook Off and Silent Auction at 6:30 p.m. at the Club West Club House, 11211 Club W Parkway, Blaine.
  • Dec. 2 – SD54 DFL, River Oaks Golf Course, 11099 S Hwy 61, Cottage Grove, 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Dec. 13 – Senate District 58 DFL will host its winter fundraiser from 4 – 7 p.m. at Carbone’s, 10 N 8th St., Farmington. The tickets, which are $20, are available by mail: SD 58 DFL, 8251 166th St. W, Lakeville, MN 55044.
  • Jan. 29 – Congressional District 2 DFL will host A Taste of Mardi Gras. The event takes place from 7 – 11 p.m. at Neisen’s Bar & Grill, 4851 W 123rd St., Savage. Suggested contribution is $40 and tickets can be purchased online at www.dflcd2.com.

2016 election
Democrats plan a message shift to attract more votes, Star Tribune

A campaign gone in 139 characters, Pioneer Press
Former New Prague councilman to run for state Senate, Mankato Free Press

Kittelson joins DFL field in Minnesota’s 2nd District, MPR

SEIU endorses Clinton for president, The Hill
Bobby Jindal drops out of White House race, The Hill
Jindal suspends presidential campaign: ‘This is not my time,’ Washington Post
Bernie Sanders to deliver much-awaited speech on democratic socialism Thursday, Washington Post
Labor unions close ranks around Hillary, The Hill
Jeb Bush headed to Minnesota for fundraiser, Pioneer Press
GOP leaders: National security will end Carson and Trump campaigns, Politico
Ben Carson is struggling to grasp foreign policy, advisers say, New York Times
Hennepin County finding new ways to fill rash of upcoming job openings, Star Tribune
Verso may sell Duluth paper mill, or declare bankruptcy, MinnPost
GOP backlash against refugees is ugly and un-American, Washington Post
Dayton: Republicans should office wherever they please, Pioneer Press
Improving federal and state policies can expand immigrants’ contributions to Minnesota, Minnesota Budget Project
Senate DFL backs Gov. Mark Dayton’s request for special session for steel workers, Star Tribune
Senate backs special session for Real ID, unemployed miners, Pioneer Press
Wedge Co-op faces union push from workers, Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal
Wedge Co-Op workers vote to form union, Workday Minnesota
Albert Lea hospital workers hold informational picket, Workday Minnesota
Cliffs Natural Resources laying off 540 workers at Northshore Mining taconite operation, Star Tribune
Dayton says special session on steelworker aid ‘imperative,’ KSTP
New House member spurs committee changes, Session Daily
DFL wants to call session for miners and Real ID, Pioneer Press
Dayton considers health review of PolyMet copper mine, Star Tribune
Forest Service backs land exchange for PolyMet mine site, Duluth News Tribune
Minneapolis police shooting
Man shot by Minneapolis police has died, BCA confirms, Star Tribune
Black Lives Matter demonstrators dig in at Mpls. police precinct, undeterred by rain, cold, MPR
Autopsy: Gunshot to head killed Jamar Clark in Mpls. police shooting, MPR
BCA has video from fatal shooting by police; no release yet, Star Tribune
Two Mpls. officers set to speak with BCA about fatal shooting, union chief says, Star Tribune
Dayton said he’s closely monitoring unrest in North Side shooting, Star Tribune
A search for answers in police-involved shooting in Minneapolis, Star Tribune

Paris attacks
Paris police launch raid on apartment where attacks planner believed holed up; 2 killed, Star Tribune
Paris attacks force Sanders to adjust campaign strategy, The Hill
Donald Trump bolsters lead in New Hampshire, poll shows, New York Times
Dayton condemns refugee-blocking governors as ‘ludicrous,’ Pioneer Press
Mark Dayton: Governors barring Syrian refugees just ‘swagger,’ Pioneer Press
Nolan, Mills clash on refugees, Brainerd Dispatch
Dayton decries political ‘showmanship’ on Syrian refugees, KSTP
Minnesota governor: ‘Showmanship’ by 27 trying to block Syrian refugees, Fox 9

Reps. Walz, McCollum tout China’s progress in climate change, tolerance in trip to Tibet, Star Tribune
Gov. Dayton to swear in Winona Model Legislature Nov. 19, Winona Daily News

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