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October 5, 2020

DFL Action Center
29 Days OUT - Let's get to work!
If you'd like to help the DFL Party fight for criminal justice reform, better schools, wages, our environment, and health care, click here to get more involved there are events happening in your area! Consider signing up for a shift on a CD1 Phone Bank or CD2 Phone Bank!
Early voting!
Check out iwillvote.com/mn to learn more about early voting in person or by mail!
DFL Headquarters Office Hours
Looking to buy yard signs or Biden-Harris merchandise? WE ARE FULLY STOCKED WITH SIGNS IN ALL SIZES! Stop by the DFL Headquarters on 255 East Plato Blvd in St Paul, we are now open to the public from 12:00-5:00PM Monday-Friday.
DFL Pop Up Shop
The DFL Party is traveling across Minnesota to distribute yard signs, buttons, t-shirts, and other campaign merchandise!  For more information on when we will be in your city, follow this link!
Pop up shop schedule:
Today
Tonka Bay/Shorewood/Excelsior: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Manitou Park, 5418 Manitou Rd, Excelsior, MN 55331

Chanhassen: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
6770 Chaparral Ln, Chanhassen MN 55317

Northfield: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
201-205 Water Street, Northfield, MN 55057

Lakeville: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Steve Michaud Park, 17100 Ipava Ave
Wednesday, October 7th
St Paul: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
1382 Sherburne Ave, St. Paul MN 55104

St Paul: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Hmong Village – 1001 Johnson Pkway, St Paul, MN 55106

Events
Tomorrow  - 5:00PM - Phone bank w/ the DFL & Sen. Matt Little in SD58 - Click here to sign up to make calls with Sen. Matt Little! This is a top state senate race folks, please consider volunteering!

October 8th - 6:00PM - Kids First: A MN Conversation w/Jennifer Garner and Mark Shriver - Click here for more info!
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Gov. Tim Walz
Governor Tim Walz addressing the state's response to COVID-19, WCCO
Gov. Walz Orders Flags At Half-Staff Sunday To Honor Fallen Firefighters, WCCO  
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Klobuchar calls on Senate to delay Barrett confirmation, Fox News
Klobuchar asks U.S. Army to reinvestigate suicide death Of Minnesota soldier, KFGO  
Sen. Tina Smith
Sen. Tina Smith talks education during the pandemic, News8000
U.S. Senator Tina Smith, Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan Emphasize U.S. Supreme Court's Impact on Reproductive Health Care in Minnesota, Red Lake Nation News  

CD 8 Candidate Quinn Nystrom
Biden endorses Nystrom in 8th District, Duluth News Tribune
Secretary of State Steve Simon
Sec Simon: mail-in voting way up in MN, KTOE
Minnesota News
Contact Tracing: Trump’s Minnesota Visit, Twin Cities Business Magazine
Vote on Minnesota Supreme Court seat overshadowed by other races, MPR News
Latest on COVID-19 in MN: Nearly 2,500 more cases, 21 deaths over the weekend, MPR News
Minnesota teachers of color grapple with extra pressures, Star Tribune
U.S. News
Covering climate change, CBS 60 Minutes
‘This is insanity’: Walter Reed physician among critics of Donald Trump drive-by visit, The Guardian  
The Election And A Fresh Obamacare Challenge Loom Over New Supreme Court Term, NPR News  
Elderly and Homeless: America’s Next Housing Crisis, New York Times  
News of the World
Missiles, rockets and accusations fly as Nagorno Karabakh flare-up burns into second week, CNN
Paris on maximum virus alert, closing bars, not restaurants, AP News  
Belarus announces sanctions list in retaliation against EU, Reuters
Ag News
New Economic Contribution Study of Agriculture Shows Industry Adds More Than $37B to Minnesota Economy, Belle Plaine Herald
2020 corn chopping moving along after 'painful' 2019, INFORUM

Healthcare News
ACA Repeal By The Supreme Court Will Be Robin Hood In Reverse, Forbes
Education
This World Teachers' Day, here's what teachers want you to know, CNN
MDH begins publishing COVID-19 case data from Minnesota schools, KSTP
Union condemns hate, supports teacher following incident in Duluth, Duluth News Tribune
Joe Biden/Kamala Harris
Dr. Jill Biden makes stops in Twin Cities, rallies with women in Minneapolis, KMSP
Biden campaign aims to keep focus on COVID-19 response as Trump is treated in hospital, Reuters
Biden again tests negative for coronavirus, Politico

GOP
Not pro-life: GOP virus recklessness never ends, Washington Post
How the GOP Turned Washington, DC, Into a COVID Hotspot, Mother Jones
Tom Cotton Suggests GOP Senators With COVID-19 Would Break Quarantine to Confirm SCOTUS Nominee, Newsweek
29 Ways Trump and the GOP Are Making It Harder to Vote, Mother Jones
GOP anxiety grows over Trump political roller coaster, The Hill

MNGOP

Minnesota GOP's power couple ride political waves, Star Tribune

Hagedorn/Stauber/Emmer:
Minnesota Republicans fly Delta home from D.C. after COVID-19 exposure, Star Tribune
Minn. GOP congressmen fly despite possible COVID-19 exposure, angering Delta passengers, Minnesota Reformer
Caregiver Self-Quarantines After Flight With COVID-Exposed Minn. Congressmen: ‘This Is Time I’ll Never Get Back’, WCCO
DFL scorches 3 GOP lawmakers for flying after COVID exposure, Bring Me The News

Donald Trump/Mike Pence
Trump's photo op raises new questions about how seriously he takes the virus, CNN
Trump took photos, had roundtable with donors at Bedminster fundraiser hours before announcing Covid diagnosis, CNN
President did not disclose 1st positive test, sources say, ABC News
Where Trump went and who he met in Minnesota ahead of testing positive for COVID-19, MPR News

October 2, 2020

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Gov. Tim Walz
Minnesota Poll: Walz approval has slipped, but still strong, MPR
Federal judge dismisses Lewis's lawsuit against Walz's coronavirus executive orders, Grand Forks Herald  
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Amy Klobuchar Tells Trump 'Goodbye' after He Says He Will 'Never Come Back' to Minnesota If He Loses, NewsWeek
Sen. Tina Smith
Tina Smith: 2020 Election Guide, CBS Minnesota  
LIVE: MPR hosts 11 a.m. U.S. Senate debate between Sen. Tina Smith and Jason Lewis, Rochester Post Bulletin

Rep. Angie Craig
Angie Craig: 2020 Election Guide, WCCO
Letter: Angie Craig is protecting seniors, The Sun This Week
Rep. Dean Phillips
Dean Phillips and Kendall Qualls vie for moderate voters in Twin Cities swing suburban district, Star Tribune  
Dean Phillips: 2020 Election Guide, CBS Minnesota
Rep. Ilhan Omar
A day after refusing to condemn white supremacists, Trump aims a xenophobic attack at Ilhan Omar, New York Times  
Rep. Collin Peterson
Face to Face: MN 7th District Congressional Debate – Peterson vs. Fischbach, Lakeland PBS
CD1 Candidate Dan Feehan
Dan Feehn: 2020 Election Guide, WCCO
CD 8 Candidate Quinn Nystrom
Quinn Nystrom: 2020 Election Guide, CBS Minnesota
Attorney General Keith Ellison
Attorney general expands program to help Minnesotans seal their criminal records, Bring Me the News  
Secretary of State Steve Simon
After Trump Comments, Sec. Of State Reiterates Integrity Of Absentee, Mail-In Voting, CBS Minnesota
Minnesota News
Southwestern Minnesota Wedding Labeled Minnesota’s Largest COVID-19 Social Spreader, CBS Minnesota
Nearly half of Minnesota trending toward drought status, MPR
Local legislative candidates make their cases, Brainard Dispatch
Prominent Minnesota Republicans in quarantine, seeking COVID-19 tests after Trump visit, Star tribune
U.S. News
House approves $2.2 trillion stimulus plan from Democrats with no bipartisan deal in sight, CNN
Mississippi becomes first state to lift statewide mask mandate, NYPost
Trump downplayed Hope Hicks' Covid diagnosis on Fox hours before announcing he also tested positive, CNN
News of the World
The fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan, explained, CNBC
Macron outlines new law to prevent Islamic 'separatism' in France, The Guardian
Trump’s ex-national security adviser says president is ‘aiding and abetting’ Putin, Politico
Economy
Latest layoffs do not signal a collapsing labor market, top economist Michael Darda suggests, CNBC  

Environmental News
Brazil's Amazon rainforest suffers worst fires in a decade, The Guardian
Immigration News
Trump Virtually Cuts Off Refugees as He Unleashes a Tirade on Immigrants, New York Times  
Election News
Gen Z and Millennial groups launch effort to build coalition of young voters ahead of 2020 election, CNN
When The Voting Is Done: Facebook, Twitter On 'High Alert' For Post-Election Threats, NPR
Joe Biden/Kamala Harris
Biden being tested for coronavirus following Trump's positive test, CNN
Biden And Harris Wish The Trumps A Swift Recovery, NPR
Biden is still leading in the polls, and voters say he won his first debate against Trump, CNBC

GOP
Top GOP super PAC jumps into red-hot South Carolina race, Politico
Republicans narrow voter registration gap in swing states, CBS
Minnesota GOP executive director leaves position, Star Tribune

Donald Trump/Mike Pence
Trump Briefly Condemns White Supremacists, New York Times
Trump's ugly rant in Minnesota shows why Republicans fear he'll lose, WashPost
Trump’s Positive Coronavirus Test Upends Campaign in Final Stretch, New York Times
5 things we still don't know about Donald Trump's finances

October 1, 2020

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Gov. Tim Walz
Judge dismisses Jason Lewis's lawsuit over Gov. Tim Walz's COVID-19 orders, Star Tribune
12 Democratic Governors (including Tim Walz) vow that all votes will be counted, Pioneer Press

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Top Democrats urge Biden to keep debating Trump, Politico
Amy Klobuchar Wants Presidential Debates To “Turn Off The Mic”, Bustle
CD1 Candidate Dan Feehan
Feehan represents our values, Winona Post
Hagedorn accuses Feehan of being paid to run for Congress, but organizations say the work was legit, Post Bulletin


Secretary of State Steve Simon
Top Minnesota election official defends integrity of mail-in ballots, Star Tribune
Minnesota News
Minnesota reports 16 COVID-19 deaths; highest total in a month, Star Tribune
Twin Cities educators seek assurances for safe return to classroom, MPR News
Hundreds of Faribault, Northfield residents to receive energy kits, Northfield News
Rising from the rubble, Liberty's Restaurant in Red Wing to reopen Thursday, Star Tribune
Fairmont schools return to hybrid learning after emergency board meeting, Marshall Indepedent
Minnetonka students lead march for equitable education, speak out against racism, The Sun Sailor
Community members rally against President Trump's visit to Duluth, WDIO
U.S. News
Appeals Court Rejects Push To End Census Early By Trump Administration, NPR News
Leaders in several states warn residents to be on guard as worrying Covid-19 trends emerge, CNN
Fewer People May Vote By Mail Than Expected. That Could Mean Election Day 'Chaos', NPR News
Another 837,000 Americans filed for unemployment claims last week, CNN
$2.2 trillion HEROES Act would provide second round of stimulus checks, CBS News
News of the World
Madrid locks back down as European leaders sound alarm on Covid-19 surges, CNN
EU begins legal action against the UK after it approves controversial Brexit bill, CNBC
Merkel Says She’ll Meet With Belarus Opposition Leader ‘Soon’, Bloomberg News
Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Sabah dies aged 91, BBC News
Economy
Why Joe Biden is better than Donald Trump for the US economy, The Guardian
Consumer Spending Rose in August, but Incomes Pose Hurdle for U.S. Recovery, WSJ
U.S. economy plunges 31.4% in the second quarter but a big rebound is expected, CNBC

Environmental News
New ‘forever chemicals' contaminating the environment, regulators say, The Guardian
Getting warmer: Trump concedes human role in climate change, AP News
Agriculture News
Agriculture workers risk health during pandemic, Finance & Commerce
New study finds that Minnesota agriculture and forestry contributes to more than $37 billion dollars in economic value, KEYC

Health Care

As Covid-19 Cases Rise, Insurers Reduce Coverage for Virtual Doctors’ Visits, WSJ

Immigration News
Congress Greatly Expands Premium Processing For Immigration Benefits, Forbes
Supreme Court Speeds Case on Excluding Undocumented Immigrants in Redistricting, New York Times
Joe Biden/Kamala Harris
Back in his comfort zone, Joe Biden hits Amtrak and the campaign trail, Washington Post
Joe Biden tells white supremacist groups to 'cease and desist', The Guardian
Biden: Trump's conduct was a national embarrassment, CNN
Here’s how Kamala Harris puts the nail in the Trump-Pence coffin, Washington Post
GOP
Trump Renews Fears of Voter Intimidation as G.O.P. Poll Watchers Mobilize, New York Times
Republicans and democracy have much deeper problems than Trump's awful debate performance, USA Today
False G.O.P. Ad Prompts QAnon Death Threats Against a Democratic Congressman, New York Times
Appeals court delivers second blow to Republicans in Wisconsin voting case, Milwaukee Journal Sentinal

Donald Trump/Mike Pence
In Duluth, Trump warns his followers that Biden would turn Minnesota “into a refugee camp”, Minnesota Reformer
Trump's latest punt on White supremacy shows a debate rebound will be tough, CNN
Trump boasted he made insulin so cheap ‘it’s like water.’ Americans with diabetes beg to differ., Washington Post
Trump’s Abdication on Health Care, Politico
Trump has no answers on America's crisis -- his debate rage made it worse, CNN
Trump plans to slash refugee admissions to U.S. to a record low, NBC News
Trump supporter attacks WCCO journalist near Duluth rally, Star Tribune

September 30, 2020

Gov. Tim Walz
MN Governor Tim Walz Talks with Heidi Holtan about Tonight's Presidential Debates, KAXE
Gov. Walz begins listening tour with small businesses on pandemic's impact, KMSP
Governor's council highlights ways to ensure an Age-Friendly Minnesota, Red Lake Nation News
Rep. Dean Phillips
Charges: Man admits to burglarizing Rep. Dean Phillips' Minnetonka campaign office, Bring Me The News
Rep. Ilhan Omar

Researchers say a Project Veritas video accusing Ilhan Omar of voter fraud was a ‘coordinated disinformation campaign.’, New York Times
CD1 Candidate Dan Feehan

Student group endorses DFL candidates including Dan Feehan, MSU Reporter
CD8 Candidate Quinn Nystrom:
Reader Opinion: Nystrom for the 8th, Brainerd Dispatch
Secretary of State Steve Simon:

How to protect yourself from political scams, MPR News
Minnesota News
Hospital COVID-19 admissions on the rise in Minnesota, Star Tribune
State has tallied 7 allegations against Roseville teacher accused in lawsuit of assaulting Black students, Star Tribune
Feds launch effort to help ex-felons register to vote in Minnesota, Star Tribune
Mayo's COVID tracking tool helps predict future cases, Mankato Free Press
Beltrami County sees sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, Bemidji Pioneer
New commission begins work on making Faribault green, Faribault Daily News
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe receives $150k grant to support entrepreneurship, Brainerd Dispatch
U.S. News
As US states sound alarm on Covid-19 trends, some communities loosen restrictions, CNN
70 major wildfires burning across 10 states, ABC News
James Comey testifies before Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, CNN
Grand Juror in Breonna Taylor Case Says Deliberations Were Misrepresented, New York Times
News of the World
Amnesty International Halts Work In India, Citing 'Witch-Hunt' By Government, NPR News
Covid-19 Cases Jump in Canada, Prompting New Restrictions, WSJ
Boris Johnson Apologizes for Getting His Covid Rules Wrong, Reuters
More than 50 women in DRC allege abuse by Ebola aid workers, The Guardian
Armenian-Azeri Fighting Continues, Ignoring Cease-Fire Appeals, Bloomberg News
SCOTUS
Trump offered Amy Coney Barrett the SCOTUS job less than 72 hours after Ginsburg's death, CNN
SCOTUS battle crashes into decisive Senate race in Iowa, Politico
Joe Biden/Kamala Harris
Biden mocks Trump over disinfectant remark; Trump says he was being sarcastic, The Hill
If Trump wins, 20 million people could lose health insurance. If Biden wins, 25 million could gain it., Vox

Donald Trump/Mike Pence
Trump Refuses to Denounce White Supremacy in Chaotic Debate, NYT
Trump Derails 1st Presidential Debate With Biden, And 5 Other Takeaways, NPR
Trump claims his policies made insulin ‘so cheap, it’s like water.’ But for most people, it costs just as much as before, Stat

September 29, 2020

Gov. Tim Walz
New Minnesota Poll Shows Walz Approval Rating at 57 Percent, slips slightly, KFGO
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Klobuchar, Smith Announce Over $3 Million for Economic Development to Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Red Lake Nation News
Sen. Tina Smith
Joe Biden endorses Tina Smith for re-election, CBS Minnesota
Poll: Most Minnesotans think Senate should wait on Supreme Court confirmation, Duluth News Tribune
DFL candidates rally base during Duluth campaign stop, KBJR6
Rep. Angie Craig
Rep. Angie Craig sues Minnesota to prevent election delay, Roll Call
Minnesota News
Coronavirus in Minnesota: state seeing 'more and more', MinnPost
Court: Minnesota schools must allow students to use locker rooms that align with their gender identity, Kare 11
Boo-what? Drive-thru booya brings northern Minn. community together during pandemic, MPR
U.S. News
Breonna Taylor grand jury deliberations to be released, Chicago Tribune
Census Bureau intends to wrap up count on Oct. 5 despite judge's order, The Hill
Two federal judges rebuke USPS over changes it had planned ahead of election, CNN
News of the World
Coronavirus deaths rise above a million in 'agonizing' global milestone, Reuters
Spanish Court Upholds Ban on Catalan Leader, New York Times
Amnesty International to cease work in India, citing government harassment, WashPost
Health Care
Some Workers Face Looming Cutoffs in Health Insurance, New York Times
Heart Disease Bankrupted Him Once. Now He Faces Another $10,000 Medical Bill, NPR News
Education
Minneapolis Public Schools offers free school meal boxes at 29 sites across city, KSTP
Agriculture
USDA OFFERS LOW-INTEREST LOANS FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS IN MINNESOTA IMPACTED BY NATURAL DISASTERS, NewsDakota.com
Minnesota beans damaged after an early frost, INFORUM
Corn, soybeans bounce back after bargain buying stretch, Food Business News
Labor
Stimulus Update: $2.2 Trillion Stimulus Package Proposal Unveiled, Includes $1,200 Stimulus Checks And $600 Unemployment Benefits, Forbes
Meatpackers deny workers benefits for COVID-19 deaths, illnesses, Reuters
Even as Americans Grew Richer, Inequality Persisted, New York Times
The ‘black hole’ of unemployment benefits: Six months into the pandemic, some are still waiting for aid, CNBC
SCOTUS
Barrett tied to religious group that ex-members say subordinates women, LA Times
What Trump’s Supreme Court pick could mean for science, Nature.com
Democrats try to stick to health care in Supreme Court fight, Star Tribune
Minnesota Poll: Most think Senate should wait on Supreme Court confirmation, MPR News
Joe Biden/Kamala Harris
How Joe Biden Is Preparing for the Biggest Debate of His Life, New York Times
This is the Joe Biden I know, The Hill
Joe Biden's plan to make the ACA more affordable, Axios
Joe Biden has foreign policy ideals that can work in this chaotic world, The Hill
‘Vote as if your right to vote depends on it’: Kamala Harris speaks during stop in Raleigh, Fox 8
Kamala Harris says appointing Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court would imperil health care and abortion rights., New York Times
GOP
Press: Trump and GOP are making supreme mistake, The Hill
Our View: State GOP must repudiate QAnon conspiracy, Mankato Free Press
Courts view GOP fraud claims skeptically as Democrats score key legal victories over mail voting, Washington Post
House GOP Candidate Goes on QAnon-Promoting Podcast, Daily Beast

Donald Trump/Mike Pence
Trump's Taxes Show Chronic Losses and Years of Income Tax Avoidance, New York Times
Trump 2016 campaign 'targeted 3.5m black Americans to deter them from voting', The Guardian
Promises kept? On health care, Trump’s claims of ‘monumental steps’ don’t add up, Duluth News Tribune
Trump sought deals with Moscow mayor, Politico
HOW REALITY-TV FAME HANDED TRUMP A $427 MILLION LIFELINE, NY Times

September 25, 2020

Gov. Tim Walz
What would Minnesota Republicans do differently than Walz on COVID-19?, Star Tribune

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Klobuchar Joins Bill Calling For Justice Ginsburg Capitol Monument,KXRA
Sen. Tina Smith
Sen. Tina Smith to Republicans privately concerned with Trump “What matters is how you vote”, WCCO Radio
Rep. Angie Craig
Second Congressional District race delayed after death of Legal Marijuana Now candidate, Star tribune
Rep. Ilhan Omar
Ilhan Omar: If Democrats want to win, focus on nonvoters, Washington Post
CD 1 Candidate Dan Feehan
Meet the Candidate: Dan Feehan, KEYC News Now  

Minnesota Legislature
Minnesota Republican senator turns George Floyd's murder into pro-life argument, City Pages
Minnesota Republican asks if residents are 'prepared' if Black Lives Matter 'comes to our city', City Pages
Rematches key to control of the Minnesota Legislature, MPR News
Minnesota News
COVID-19 cases already closing some Minnesota school buildings, MPR
COVID-19 cases spike at two federal prisons in Minnesota, Star Tribune
A Very Confusing Trip To Minnesota That Sums Up A Very Confusing Presidential Campaign, Buzzfeed
U.S. News
Court Orders Census Counting To Continue Through Oct. 31; Appeal Expected, NPR
House Democrats prepare new $2.4 trillion stimulus plan with unemployment aid, direct payments, CNBC
US still in first COVID-19 wave and should be prepared for 'challenge' of fall and winter, Fauci says, CNN
News of the World
Facebook suspends fake Russian accounts, warns of U.S. election hack-and-leak threat, Reuters
Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, The Hill
Germany Dismisses Military Intelligence Official After Neo-Nazi Scandals, New York Times
Thousands of Xinjiang mosques destroyed or damaged, report finds, The Guardian
Environmental
'Light Years Ahead' Of Their Elders, Young Republicans Push GOP On Climate Change, NPR  
Global warming driving California wildfire trends – study, BBC
Labor
Jobless claims climbing in sign of ongoing distress in labor market, CBS News
Election News

Why Four Pivotal Swing States Likely Won’t Be Called On Election Night, FiveThirtyEight
Joe Biden/Kamala Harris
How Biden Might Change Trump’s Immigration Policies, Washington Post
GOP
Florida Republicans Take Aim At Efforts To Pay Felons' Fines So They Can Vote, NPR
Republicans lose a round in Pennsylvania mail voting dispute, Associated Press
How Republicans in key states are preparing to run out the clock on the election, CNN

Donald Trump/Mike Pence
Trump's health care 'vision' punts on two major issues, CNN
Trump’s team plots his departure — even if he won’t, Politico
Trump’s Plan to Send Seniors $200 in Drug Coupons Is Unlikely to Come Through, NY Magazine

September 23, 2020

DFL Action Center
41 Days OUT - Let's get to work!
If you'd like to help the DFL Party fight for criminal justice reform, better schools, wages, our environment, and health care, click here to get more involved there are events happening in your area!

Gov. Tim Walz
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz visits St. Cloud's South Junior High School Tuesday, St. Cloud Times
Walz praises Moorhead Public Schools’ plans to keep kids safe amid Covid-19, KVRR

Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan
'I don’t want you to go through what I did': Peggy Flanagan says her brother's death shaped Minnesota pandemic response, Rochester Post Bulletin
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Where Minnesota senators stand on appointing a new Supreme Court justice before Election Day, KEYC
In SCOTUS Fight, Democrats Target Trump's Weakness on Health Care, Sound Alarm About ACA, Newsweek
Sen. Tina Smith
Sen. Tina Smith Calls Rush To Nominate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Successor ‘The Height Of Hypocrisy’, WCCO News
Rep. Collin Peterson
Chairman Peterson on the future of combating climate change,RFDTV

Rep. Angie Craig
Candidate Profile: Angie Craig For U.S. House, Patch
Rep. Ilhan Omar
Rep. Omar blasts Trump after he complained 'she's telling us how to run our country', Business Insider
Omar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country', The Hill
‘She’s telling us how to run our country’: Trump again goes after Ilhan Omar’s Somali roots, Politico
Rep. Omar to Trump After His Attack on Her Somali Roots: Why Are You So Obsessed With Me?, Daily Beast
Secretary of State Steve Simon
Minnesota voter registration reaches 3.5 million as swing-state status draws attention, KMSP Fox 9
Minnesota Legislature
Read side-by-side opinions of House 14B candidates Paul Brandmire and Dan Wolgamott, St. Cloud Times

Minnesota News
What happens to your Minnesota absentee ballot after you mail it?, Star Tribune
Spit test: State opens first COVID-19 saliva testing facility in Duluth, MPR News
New community 'learning pods' aim to bridge achievement gap, address racial equity in Twin Cities, Star Tribune
University of Minnesota reviewing video of weekend 'Superblock' gathering amid COVID-19 concerns, Star Tribune
High court vacancy adds ‘urgency’ to Minnesota legislative races, MPR News
Minn. dairy farmer, county commissioner hopes his COVID-19 experience teaches others how serious it can be, Duluth News Tribune
U.S. News
Mourners pay respects to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court, NBC News
200,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the US. That's more than the US battle deaths from 5 wars combined, CNN
5 of the 6 largest California wildfires in history started in the past 6 weeks, Sacramento Bee
Fauci: 'Divisive nature' in US hampering coronavirus response, The Hill
Wisconsin declares new public health emergency after surge in coronavirus cases among young people, CNN
News of the World
Boris Johnson says Britain is at a ‘perilous turning point’ as he introduces new coronavirus restrictions, Washington Post
Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny, discharged from hospital after poisoning, must now weigh his next moves, CNN
India and China agree to stop sending troops to disputed Himalayan border, CNN
Effiel Tower Briefly Evacuated After Bomb Threat, New York Times
Economy
The second wave's economic challenge, The Hill
Fed's Evans sees 'recessionary dynamics' without fiscal aid, Reuters
US economy showing improvement but path ahead 'uncertain', says Fed chair, The Guardian

Healthcare
Medicare open enrollment begins Oct. 15. Here's what you need to know., USA Today
Minneapolis-based health insurance company raises another $500M, bringing total to $1.5B, Star Tribune
Labor
$300 unemployment benefits end in at least 9 states as stimulus hopes fade, CNBC
We can end America’s unemployment nightmare, Vox News
CEOs and unions come together in 11th hour plea for Congress to save airline jobs, CNN
SCOTUS

With Court Prize in Sight, Republicans Unite Behind Trump Once Again,NYT
Joe Biden/Kamala Harris
Citing family friendship, character, Cindy McCain endorses Joe Biden, USA Today
13 Nobel Prize-winning economists back Biden, Axios
GOP
The Republican Party is an authoritarian outlier, Vox
How Republicans Are Trying to Use the Green Party to Their Advantage, NYT
Trumpy Cable Network Is Now Selling Emojis to QAnon Cultists, Daily Beast
MNGOP
Republican lawmaker sues Minnesota’s top elections official to block mail-in ballot changes, MN Reformer
Minnesota GOP chair hints that MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell could be governor pick, Bring Me the News

Donald Trump/Mike Pence
The Election That Could Break America, Atlantic
Women in President Donald Trump’s White House earn 69 cents for every $1 paid to male staffers, USA Today
Trump makes bizarre claim that protesters are throwing cans of Goya Foods products and Bumble Bee tuna fish, Insider
Trump Preached White Supremacy in Minnesota, America Barely Noticed, Rolling Stone
Allegations of racism have marked Trump’s presidency and become key issue as election nears,Wapo

September 22, 2020

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Gov. Tim Walz
Gov. Walz talks importance of voting, ABC 6
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
GOP senators "don't have to go lockstep" with President Trump on Supreme Court pick, Amy Klobuchar says, CBS News
Klobuchar, Smith say SCOTUS replacement needs to wait until after election, Wadena Pioneer Journal
Sen. Tina Smith
Sen. Tina Smith, Jason Lewis spar over Supreme Court vacancy, Star Tribune

Attorney General Keith Ellison
Attorney General Ellison secures repayment, permanent charitable-sector ban against former Journey Home Minnesota president, Red Lake Nation News
Secretary of State Steve Simon
Some states won’t start counting votes until election night, including Minnesota, Fairbault Daily News
Minnesota Legislature
QAnon on the ballot: Six GOP-endorsed Minnesota candidates back conspiracy theory, Star Tribune
Minnesota News
MDH: ‘Armed Individuals’ Threatened Minnesota COVID Survey Team, CBS Minnesota
Why Donald Trump Thinks He Can Flip Minnesota, Time
Minnesota Suffers Second-Largest Data Breach, Infosecurity Magazine
U.S. News
Reopening Colleges Likely Fueled Covid-19 Significantly, Study Finds, Wall Street Journal
Louisville police declare state of emergency ahead of Breonna Taylor decision, CBS
At Least 8.7 Million Americans At Risk Of Losing $1,200 Stimulus Checks, Forbes
News of the World
As COVID Fatigue Fuels Infections in Europe, Italy Resists the Second Wave, Wall Street Journal
Boris Johnson's early Christmas present to Britain: Six months of coronavirus gloom, CNN
U.S. doubles down with new sanctions on Iran as many countries wait to see what happens next, Wapo
Environment
The United States Has Become a Disaster Area,Atlantic

Healthcare
Rural Hospitals Teeter On Financial Cliff As COVID-19 Medicare Loans Come Due, NPR News
The future of Obamacare is at risk again. Here's what's at stake, CNN
Social Security and Medicare are on the ballot this November, The Hill
RBG Is Gone, and Trump’s Attack on Preexisting Conditions Is Alive, The National Interest
Agriculture
U.S. CORN, SOYBEAN HARVEST PACES STAY IN SINGLE DIGITS, USDA SAYS, Successful Farming
Crop Watch: Harvest Begins with Iowa Soybeans, Kansas Corn, AgWeb Farm Journal
SOYBEAN MARKET SHOOTS UP ALONG WITH U.S. EXPORTS TO CHINA, Successful Farming
Education:
A Look At How Schools Are Responding To COVID-19 Cases, WCCO
Fargo public high school, middle school students shifting to distance learning, INFORUM

SCOTUS

Health care law faces another Supreme Court showdown, this time without Justice Ginsburg's vote, USA Today
Look at all these GOP hypocrites, Business Insider
Chuck Schumer Rips McConnell For Ignoring ‘Principle and Consistency’ on SCOTUS Vacancy: ‘It’s Enough to Make Your Head Explode’, Mediate
How the RBG vacancy proves the Senate is totally broken, CNN
Lindsey Graham tries, fails to justify breaking his word, MSNBC
Profiles in hypocrisy: Grassley, Ernst sidestep previous positions on Supreme Court nominees, Des Moines Register
Joe Biden/Kamala Harris
'Trump panicked. The virus was too big for him': Joe Biden rips Donald Trump in visit to Manitowoc, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Joe Biden: Replacing Ginsburg should wait because 'we're in the middle of an election', WTMJ TV
Joe Biden looks to expand election battleground into Trump country, The Hill
FF locals have surprise encounter with Biden in Duluth, Fergus Falls Journal
Kamala Harris to tour Flint small businesses Tuesday before events in Detroit, Detroit Free Press
Supreme Court fight could elevate Kamala Harris' profile, ABC News
GOP
Op-Ed: Voting GOP Means Voting Against Health Care, New York Times
Trump Rally-Goers Loudly Boo GOP Lt. Governor for Promoting Face Masks, Daily Beast
Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell and the Republican Party play victims. Don't let them., USA Today
Romney backs vote on Supreme Court nominee, clearing way for Trump, Politico

Donald Trump/Mike Pence
Trump's 'good genes' comment at Bemidji rally draws condemnation, Star Tribune
‘It affects virtually nobody’: Trump downplays virus threat to young people, Politico
CDC retraction shows chaos of Trump's Covid response, CNN
Trump Could Be Investigated for Tax Fraud, D.A. Says for First Time, New York Times
Donald Trump's campaign blew almost $1 billion and now they're in deep trouble, Business Insider

September 21, 2020

DFL Action Center
43 Days OUT - Let's get to work!
If you'd like to help the DFL Party fight for criminal justice reform, better schools, wages, our environment, and health care, click here to get more involved there are events happening in your area!

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Gov. Tim Walz
Walz wonders about 'more bipartisan approach' to COVID-19, Kare 11
It only laid bare what was already there”: The Walz Reformer interview transcript“It only laid bare what was already there”: The Walz Reformer interview transcript, MN Reformer
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Klobuchar Says Democracy on the Line, KTOE
Klobuchar: GOP beholden to integrity, not McConnell, CNN
Klobuchar: GOP should follow their own 'precedent', NBC News

Sen. Tina Smith
Sen. Tina Smith debates COVID-19, jobs and public safety with challenger Jason Lewis, MPR
Rep. Ilhan Omar
Ilhan Omar Is Not Here to Put You at Ease, NYTimes
‘This refugee is going to have a good time voting you out’: Ilhan Omar responds to Trump’s dog whistle rant at Minnesota rally, Independent
Minnesota Legislature
St. Paul families gain rent relief in pandemic-battered economy, MPR News
DFL legislator's family confronts COVID-19's spread, Star Tribune
Minnesota News
Earlier major-party presidential swing through northern Minnesota shows the state in play, Star Tribune
University of Minnesota begins testing dorm sewage for COVID-19 at Twin Cities, Duluth campuses, Star Tribune
Minneapolis, St. Paul Mayors To Jointly Proclaim Monday As ‘Ruth Bader Ginsburg Day, CBS Minnesota
U.S. News
Justice Dept. Targets Portland, New York and Seattle over protests, Wapo
The CDC says coronavirus is airborne and spread by aerosols, warns of poorly ventilated spaces, Wapo
Dow tumbles more than 800 points as coronavirus fears mount, CNN
News of the World
What to expect at the UN General Assembly in the time of Covid-19, CNN
Hackers appear to leak personal data of 1,000 Belarusian police officers ahead of mass rally, NBC News
New Zealand ends all pandemic restrictions outside main city of Auckland,Reuters
Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban endorses Trump and denounces the 'moral imperialism' of the Democrats, Insider
Environment
How CA Became Ground Zero for Climate Disasters, NYT
World's richest 1% cause double CO2 emissions of poorest 50%, says Oxfam, The Guardian

Healthcare
Obamacare's chances of surviving Supreme Court diminished with RBG's death,Wapo
Obamacare could be doomed if Trump fills another Court seat, CNN
RBG Is Gone, and Trump’s Attack on Preexisting Conditions Is Alive, New Yorker
Immigration
Calls to block DoJ official from court seat over role in Trump’s family separations, The Guardian
Labor
Poorly Protected Postal Workers Are Catching COVID-19 by the Thousands. It’s One More Threat to Voting by Mail., ProPublica

RBG
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court’s Feminist Icon, Is Dead at 87, NYT
Justice Ginsburg’s Judicial Legacy of Striking Dissents, NYT
SCOTUS
'It's down to five': Trump says he'll probably name SCOTUS pick Friday or Saturday as shortlist narrows, NBC News
2nd GOP senator a 'no' to filling court seat before election, MPR News
Joe Biden/Kamala Harris
Biden Has $466 Million in Bank, and a Huge Financial Edge on Trump, NYT
Joe Biden makes several stops during Twin Ports visit, KBJR
STATEMENT BY VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN ON THE PASSING OF SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG, joebiden.com
Harris Op-ed: Three years after Hurricane Maria, Trump is still failing Puerto Rico, Tampa Bay Times
GOP
Republicans are speeding toward confirmation -- even without a nominee, CNN
Chuck Schumer: Mitch McConnell is displaying 'blatant, nasty hypocrisy',The Week
The longer Trump stays in office, the crazier the GOP becomes, Wapo
GOP hopeful Supreme Court battle will help shift election, AP

Jason Lewis
Trump-backed GOP Senate nominee Jason Lewis mocked elementary school sexual harassment in 1999, CNN
Jim Hagedorn
The Hagedorn rule: Government watchdogs say congressional family deals need oversight, MN Reformer

Donald Trump/Mike Pence
Who Is Going to Stop Him?, InTheseTimes
HR McMaster was 'surprised and disappointed' at Trump claim Putin didn't interfere in election, The Guardian
Why President Trump is targeting the 1619 Project, CNN

September 18, 2020

DFL Action Center
Early voting starts today!

Check out iwillvote.com/mn to learn more about early voting in person or by mail!

Joe Biden in Duluth
Today, Joe Biden will travel to Duluth, Minnesota. In the afternoon, Vice President Biden will tour a union training center and deliver remarks. You can watch HERE.
46 Days OUT - Let's get to work!
If you'd like to help the DFL Party fight for criminal justice reform, better schools, wages, our environment, and health care, click here to get more involved there are events happening in your area!
DFL Headquarters Office Hours
Looking to buy yard signs or Biden-Harris merchandise? Stop by the DFL Headquarters on 255 East Plato Blvd in St Paul, we are now open to the public from 12:00-5:00PM Monday-Friday.
DFL Pop Up Shop
The DFL Party is traveling across Minnesota to distribute yard signs, buttons, t-shirts, and other campaign merchandise!  For more information on when we will be in your city,follow this link!
Pop up shop schedule for Monday, September 9th:
Lakeville: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location TBD

Shakopee: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
1583 1st Ave E, Shakopee, MN 55379

Brainerd: 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
7352 Glory Rd S, Baxter, MN 56425

Alexandria: 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Location TBD
Events
Tomorrow - 11:00AM - Weekend of Action Phone Bank with Jill Biden - Check out this link for more information!
Tomorrow - 1:00PM - Weekend of Action Phone Bank with Special Guest Dan Feehan - Sign up using this link!
September 20th - 8:00PM - Early Vote Kickoff with Pete Buttigieg and Congresswoman Angie Craig - To join the virtual rally, use this link!
Follow the DFL on Twitter!

Gov. Tim Walz
Gov. Tim Walz on COVID-19, George Floyd, and whether there’ll ever be ‘One Minnesota’, MinnPost
Gov. Tim Walz lays out benchmarks for ending COVID-19 emergency in Minnesota, Star Tribune
Gov Walz Asks Trump & Biden To Abide By MN Virus Rules Tomorrow, KRFO Radio
Walz on this moment: ‘I don’t think you get another chance at it’, MN Reformer
Sen. Tina Smith
HAPPENING NOW - LIVE: U.S. Senate candidates Tina Smith, Jason Lewis face off in virtual debate, Duluth News Tribune - Register to watch on zoom here!
CD 1 Canddiate Dan Feehan
Feehan promises relief for southern Minnesotans during Med City stop, KTTC
Secretary of State Steve Simon
Early voting by absentee ballot for the 2020 General Election is now underway, Detroit Lakes Online
SOS: 1 MILLION MINNESOTANS REQUEST ABSENTEE BALLOT, WJON
Where to vote early in Minnesota,KARE 11

Minnesota Legislature
Election 2020: Candidates weigh in on racial equity, policing reform, Union Times
Rochester, Olmsted county leaders ask MN legislature to pass a new bonding bill, KIMT3 News
For the mayor of Bemidji, Trump visit is ‘monumental’ — but complicated, MinnPost
Minnesota News
Early voting in Minnesota starts Friday. Any questions?, Twin Cities Pioneer Press
Youth voter registration on the rise in Minnesota, Star Tribune
Sign of the times: Politics roil Bemidji, MPR
U.S. News
US will ban WeChat and TikTok downloads on Sunday, CNN
About half of Americans say their lives will remain changed in major ways when the pandemic is over, Pew Research
Louisville city council votes 'no confidence' in mayor for handling of Breonna Taylor case, NBC
Yosemite National Park closes as wildfires scorch West Coast, NBC
News of the World
WHO warns of 'very serious situation' in Europe, with 'alarming rates' of virus transmission, CNN
Belarus, backers seek to block speeches at UN rights body, Washington Post
New info emerges on poisoning of Russia opposition leader Alexei Navalny, CBS
Health-care workers make up 1 in 7 cases of COVID-19 cases recorded globally, WHO says, Washington Post
Environment
Governments should invest to overcome the coronavirus crisis — but don’t forget climate change, says expert, CNBC

Healthcare

Immigration
Trump’s Social Security-illegal immigration attack on Biden misses its mark, The Washington Post
Immigrants fight end to temporary legal protections, Star Tribune
Agriculture
'I Have To Work': Agricultural Workers In The West Harvest Crops Through Fire Smoke, NPR
Election News
Postmaster reassures state officials about voting by mail, NPR
FBI Director Wray warns of ‘very active efforts’ by Russians to influence the 2020 election, CNBC
400K people register to vote on Snapchat, The Hill
Joe Biden/Kamala Harris
Biden campaigning in Duluth area, Duluth News Tribune
Northern Minnesota in the spotlight for dueling campaign stops, Star Tribune
GOP
QAnon conspiracy theorist to feel warm embrace of Republicans in Congress, The Guardian

Donald Trump/Mike Pence
Trump launches 'Patriotic Education’ Commission, calls 1619 Project 'ideological poison’, Forbes
Donald Trump accused of sexual assault by former model Amy Dorris, The Guardian
Trump won't attend United Nations General Assembly in person, CNN

September 17, 2020

Events
September 19th - 1:00PM - Weekend of Action Phone Bank with Special Guest Dan Feehan - Sign up using this link!
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Gov. Tim Walz
Gov. Walz urges Census Bureau to extend deadline to Oct. 31, Bring Me The News

Senator Amy Klobuchar
Why (and where) Amy Klobuchar will still be a factor in the 2020 election, MinnPost
Sens. Peters, Klobuchar, and Reed introduce bill to counter COVID-19 misinformation, Homeland Preparedness News
Sen. Tina Smith
Senator Tina Smith discusses report on trade payments to farmers, KYMN Radio
Rep. Ilhan Omar
Omar, immigration lawyers raise alarm over Somali deportations, Roll Call
Ilhan Omar interview: Trump is a racist tyrant — but America is strong enough to survive his presidency, Independent
Attorney General Keith Ellison
AG Ellison Shuts Down Alleged Sham Charity Fundraiser, CBS Minnesota
Secretary of State Steve Simon
Uh-oh, is your ballot spoiled? Simon says: No problem., MN Reformer
Minnesota News
Why the eviction moratorium is so important for the Minnesota economy, MN Reformer
St. Paul will use CARES Act money for guaranteed income experiment, Star Tribune
Mayo Clinic is going public with own COVID-19 modeling, Star Tribune
New COVID-19 cases slightly rise in region, Mankato Free Press
MSHSL schedules special meeting for Monday on football, volleyball, Faribault Daily News
St. Cloud Pride connects community with online events, St. Cloud Times
U.S. News
Leaked FEMA Memo Reveals 17 Percent Jump in U.S. COVID Deaths Last Week, Daily Beast
In Oregon, a New Climate Menace: Fires Raging Where They Don’t Usually Burn, New York Times
Sally threatens the Southeast with flooding and misery after battering Florida and Alabama, CNN
Another 860,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, CNN
U.S. plans to provide free coronavirus vaccines, aims for return to ‘regular life’ in Q3 2021, CNBC
News of the World
‘Very serious situation’ unfolding in Europe, WHO warns, as cases rise dramatically, CNBC
India pushes tonnes of supplies to disputed China border ahead of winter, Reuters
Chances of Brexit deal fading every day, EU Commission chief says, Reuters
Ursula von der Leyen says Poland's 'LGBT-free zones' have no place in EU, The Guardian
Environment
What Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks Mean for Global Warming, New York Times
Plastic pollution: Washed clothing's synthetic mountain of 'fluff', BBC
Healthcare
Whistleblower alleges 'medical neglect,' questionable hysterectomies of ICE Detainees, NPR
Agriculture
BRAZIL'S SOY FRONTIER TO GROW AT FASTEST PACE IN FOUR YEARS, Successful Farming
Labor
Airlines, labor unions again push for another $25 billion in federal aid as more than 30,000 job cuts loom, CNBC
Unemployment claims fall slightly as labor market struggles to recoup losses, Forbes
Joe Biden/Kamala Harris
Joe Biden to visit union training center in Duluth on Friday, Star Tribune
‘Democrat Voters Against Joe Biden’ Group Has Trump Fanatics, a Psychic, but No Actual Dems, Daily Beast
GOP
Barr calls coronavirus lockdowns the ‘greatest intrusion on civil liberties’ since slavery, Politico
GOP growing more indifferent to Trump controversies as election nears, CNN
Eisenhower Memorial is a testament to a GOP that no longer exists, USA Today
‘A blatant and unfounded attack’: Ohio’s chief justice, a Republican, blasts state GOP for accusing judge of political bias, Washington Post

Donald Trump/Mike Pence
Federal officials stockpiled munitions, sought ‘heat ray’ device before clearing Lafayette Square, whistleblower says, Washington Post
Trump shattered his promise to ‘drain the swamp.’ The self-dealing would be epic in a second term., Washington Post
Donald Trump accused of sexual assault by former model Amy Dorris, The Guardian
Trump Scorns His Own Scientists Over Virus Data, New York Times
Donald Trump's new health care plan has been 2 months away for 15 months now, CNN
Trump has always refused to see the difference between truth and lies, CNN
Trump squirms in TV spotlight as voters pin him down on Covid, health and race, The Guardian

September 16, 2020

DFL Action Center
48 Days OUT - Let's get to work!
If you'd like to help the DFL Party fight for criminal justice reform, better schools, wages, our environment, and health care, click here to get more involved there are events happening in your area!
DFL Headquarters Office Hours
Looking to buy yard signs or Biden-Harris merchandise? Stop by the DFL Headquarters on 255 East Plato Blvd in St Paul, we are now open to the public from 12:00-5:00PM Monday-Friday.
DFL Pop Up Shop
The DFL Party is traveling across Minnesota to distribute yard signs, buttons, t-shirts, and other campaign merchandise!  For more information on when we will be in your city,follow this link!
Tomorrow
Woodbury: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 7455 Currell Blvd Suite 107, Woodbury, MN 55125.

Hastings: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 510 11th St W, Hastings, MN 55033

Bemidji: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
DFL Office, 1510 Bemidji Avenue North, Bemidji MN 56601

Moorhead: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
DFL Office, 11 9th St N, Moorhead, MN 56560

Events

September 19th - 1:00PM - Weekend of Action Phone Bank with Special Guest Dan Feehan - Sign up using this link!
Follow the DFL on Twitter!

DFL News
Democrats in Lyon County got creative this election year, swapping an office for outdoor ‘pop-up’ events, Marshall Independent
Gov. Tim Walz
Walz urges Trump, Biden campaigns to comply with Minnesota COVID-19 guidelines, KSTP
Walz to visit Albert Lea, Byron on Wednesday, KTTC
Walz sends Minnesota firefighters, trucks to Oregon wildfires, Bring Me The News
Senator Amy Klobuchar
Klobuchar meets with Le Sueur, Nicollet County officials to talk rural needs, Le Sueur County News
Federal funds to aid Minnesota light rail, Transportation Today

Rep. Collin Peterson
Why the agriculture industry is all in on sending Collin Peterson back to Congress, MinnPost
Minnesota News
Close contest in Wisconsin; in Minnesota, not so much: Poll, ABC News
Minnesota moose will not be listed as federally endangered species, Star Tribune
Minnesota seeks volunteers for free COVID-19 tests to assess virus spread, Star Tribune
Doctors stress vaccine importance ahead of flu season, COVID overlap, Mankato Free Press
Sheriff warns of online scam involving Sleepy Eye company, Mankato Free Press
Duluth's plan to reopen libraries begins to emerge, Duluth News Tribune
COVID-19: Area sees active cases slow since last week; state adds 432 cases Tuesday, St. Cloud Times
U.S. News
Hurricane Sally makes landfall: Pensacola gets 30 inches of rain; 'catastrophic flooding is unfolding' in Alabama, Florida, USA Today
Covid-19 cases among Florida children jumped 26% in a month. It's still hard to know which schools are safe, CNN
Louisville agrees to pay Breonna Taylor's family $12 million and enact police reforms in historic settlement, CNN
House Report Condemns Boeing and F.A.A. in 737 Max Disasters, New York Times
News of the World
Law officer 'offers resignation' over Brexit bill row, BCC
Germany to Take In 1,500 Refugees, Easing Burden on Greece After Fires, NYT
Amid Democratic Street Uprising, Belarusian Strongman Gets Support From Russia, NPR
Economy
US backs off Canadian aluminium tariffs, BBC News
Perpetual recession? Recovery in a year? Economists deeply divided on U.S. future, Reuters
Fed Meeting to Focus on Laying Out Interest-Rate Strategy, WSJ
U.S. consumer spending appears to slow in August, CNBC
Environment
World fails to meet a single target to stop destruction of nature – UN report, The Guardian
Ice shelves propping up two major Antarctic glaciers are breaking up and it could have major consequences for sea level rise, CNN
Healthcare
Fewer Americans had health insurance last year before pandemic struck, Census Bureau report shows, Washington Post
Agriculture
CARGILL TO ADVANCE REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE PRACTICES ACROSS 10 MILLION ACRES BY 2030, Successful Farming
Labor
These people won’t get Trump’s $300 unemployment benefit, CNBC
The Top 1% of Americans Have Taken $50 Trillion From the Bottom 90%—And That's Made the U.S. Less Secure, Time Magazine
2020 Election
2020 Electoral Map Ratings: Landscape Tightens Some, But Biden Is Still Ahead, NPR
Joe Biden/Kamala Harris

Joe Biden looks to boost Latino, veteran support in Florida, LA Times
Jill Biden campaigns in Michigan for her husband, Michigan Radio
Science mag makes first endorsement in 175 years, taps Biden, ABC27
Kamala Harris makes trip to California as wildfires rage, CNN

GOP
GOP ramps up attacks on Democrats over talk of nixing filibuster, The Hill
Oregon state senator who stopped climate change vote loses home to wildfire, Independent
‘Nothing to Do With Climate Change’: Conservative Media and Trump Align on Fires, NYT
Pro-Trump youth group enlists teens in secretive campaign likened to a ‘troll farm,’ prompting rebuke by Facebook and Twitter, Wapo
Jim Hagedorn
Exclusive: Minneapolis lawyer files first known ethics complaint against Hagedorn, MN Reformer

Donald Trump/Mike Pence
Trump says "I don't think science knows" about climate, CBS
‘Tell the public the truth’ — Bob Woodward says Trump failed to rally U.S. around coronavirus fight, CNBC
Trump's tariffs violated global trade rules, WTO says, CNN
After a month of bad news, White House officials hype Trump’s Nobel Peace Prize nomination, Wapo
Trump fumbles during tough encounter with undecided voters, CNN
Trump attacks WTO after it says US tariffs on China broke global trade rules, The Guardian

September 15, 2020

DFL News
“Minnesota’s Least Productive Congressman” Tries to Rewrite History, DFL.org
Gov. Tim Walz
Gov. Tim Walz sends Minnesota firefighters to Oregon to help fight wildfires, Star Tribune
Bar Buss: Walz powers challenge might go to Supreme Court, Minnesota Lawyer
Senator Amy Klobuchar
Google faces grilling on ad business before U.S. Senate antitrust panel, Reuters
Rep. Ilhan Omar
Ilhan Omar says Joe Biden is 'responsive' to progressive policy positions, New York Post

Rep. Collin Peterson
Peterson statement on the EPA decision to disallow gap-year waivers, Red Lake Nation News
Rep. Dean Phillips
Second stimulus bill? Bipartisan group offers $1.5 trillion compromise, New York Times
Minnesota Legislature
Minnesota Republicans reminded to talk 'public safety,' not COVID, City Pages

Minnesota News
Trump is trying to flip Minnesota. He'll need the Iron Range, NBC News
Minnesota doctor survives 100-plus day COVID battle, Star Tribune
Smoke from West Coast wildfires to impact Minnesota, KARE-11
U.S. News
'They're still not taking this seriously': Whistleblowing nurse warns of COVID-19 safety neglect at ICE facility, Washington Post
400,000 Immigrants can be forced to leave the U.S., court finds, New York Times
Firefighters pushed to the limits as unprecedented infernos rage across U.S. West Coast, The Guardian
Louisville has settled Breonna Taylor's wrongful death lawsuit, CNN
Facebook found millions of fake followers in 2018 U.S. Elections: memo, Business Insider
News of the World
Kremlin critic Navalny posts hospital photo after poisoning as aide says he plans to return to Russia, CNN
As Arab Gulf starts opening to Israel, Palestinians face a reckoning, Reuters
Meet Japan's new PM -- installed by a gray coup of party insiders, The Spectator
Environment
World fails to meet a single target to stop destruction of nature – UN report, The Guardian
20 states sue EPA over methane emissions standards rollback, The Hill
The Arctic Is Shifting to a New Climate Because of Global Warming, New York Times
Healthcare
Trump Health Aide Pushes Bizarre Conspiracies and Warns of Armed Revolt,NYT
Agriculture News
EPA rejects quota reductions in victory for corn farmers, ethanol producers, Star Tribune
4-H agriculture programs persevere during pandemic, AgriNews
USDA Seeking Input for Agriculture Innovation Agenda, Southeast AgNet
5% OF THE U.S. CORN CROP HAS BEEN PICKED, USDA SAYS, Successful Farming

Joe Biden/Kamala Harris

Biden says Americans "aren't safe" under Trump due to climate change, CBS News
Joe Biden to visit Central Florida on Tuesday, WFTV
LTE: Joe Biden’s plans on pandemic make sense, MassLive
Business Matters - One-on-One with Joe Biden, WFMZ
In her three elections, Kamala Harris has learned to adapt — and win, The Hill
Sen. Kamala Harris interview with 8 News Now's Orko Manna, KLAS
GOP
Op-Ed: The G.O.P. Plot to Sabotage 2021, The New York Times
Republican Assembly candidate posted video featuring former KKK leader David Duke, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Trump, GOP no longer believe in law and order, Las Vegas Sun
Ohio GOP board members block plan to pay postage on mail-in ballots, The Hill
South Dakota AG fatally struck man with car, initially told authorities he hit a deer, NBC News
Donald Trump/Mike Pence
Trump Health Aide Pushes Bizarre Conspiracies and Warns of Armed Revolt, New York Times
Another presidential assault on science as fires and pandemic rage, CNN
TRUMP IS DESTROYING THE ECONOMY OUT OF SPITE, Vanity Fair
Trump: Nothing more could have been done on Covid-19, CNN
Ex-WH economic adviser who left after dispute with Trump says he's undecided about voting for him, CNN
Check out our brand new Biden-Harris Campaign merchandise in the DFL Store!

September 14, 2020

DFL Action Center
50 Days OUT - Let's get to work!
If you'd like to help the DFL Party fight for criminal justice reform, better schools, wages, our environment, and health care, click here to get more involved there are events happening in your area!
DFL Headquarters Office Hours
Looking to buy yard signs or Biden-Harris merchandise? Stop by the DFL Headquarters on 255 East Plato Blvd in St Paul, we are now open to the public from 12:00-5:00PM Monday-Friday.
DFL Pop Up Shop
The DFL Party is traveling across Minnesota to distribute yard signs, buttons, t-shirts, and other campaign merchandise!  For more information on when we will be in your city,follow this link!
Here is today's pop up shop schedule:
Mankato: 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
709 So. Front St, Mankato

Marshall: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
701 East College Drive
Tomorrow's pop up shop schedule:
Willmar: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
500 Willmar Ave SE

St Cloud: 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
DFL Office, 1725 W. St. Germain

Events

TODAY - 6:00PM - 7:00PM - Make It Happen Monday - Minnesota Edition with Mayor Melvin Carter - The “Make It Happen Mondays” black business series is a program to highlight the importance of the black business community. The aim is to strengthen this community—often marginalized—by connecting strategic Biden-Harris Campaign team members and business stakeholders for a robust dialogue. This week's series will focus on the state of Minnesota. For more information on how to sign up click this link!
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Gov. Tim Walz
Gov. Walz, MN pointman on COVID, looks back, Pioneer Press

Senator Amy Klobuchar
Sen. Amy Klobuchar: ‘People are dying because of Donald Trump's incompetence’, MSNBC

Senator Tina Smith
Why an endangered Republican Senate majority is targeting Minnesota in 2020, Vox
Minnesota's Infrastructure Union Endorses Tina Smith, Bipartisan Slate of Congressional Candidates, Red Lake Nation News

Rep. Ilhan Omar
Rep. Ilhan Omar: ‘The majority of people in Minneapolis don’t trust the police’, MSNBC
Rep. Collin Peterson
Peterson Wants Confirmation That EPA Will Reject SREs, NAFB News
Minnesota Legislature
Errant email tips off GOP messaging strategy, MPR
What we learned from the Minnesota Legislature’s latest special session, MinnPost
Battle for Minnesota Senate could shift balance of power at the state Legislature, Star Tribune
Minnesota News
The five political states of Minnesota, Washington Post
COVID-19 pandemic drives Minnesota racial health disparities, Star Tribune
Visits, voting punctuate big political week in Minnesota, MPR  
The cost of worshiping at one Minnesota mosque? A firebombing, a Confederate flag, an assault, and a blogger who films Muslim children, Sahan Journal  
U.S. News
Mexican farmers occupy dam to stop water payments to the United States, Washington Post  
Mail-Sorting Machines Are Crucial for the U.S. Postal Service, Scientific American  
'Reckless and selfish': Nevada Gov. Sisolak slams Trump for holding big indoor rally, violating state rules, NBC  
Sheriff: Deputy on video punching Black man in Georgia fired, Associated Press
Thousands of firefighters continue to battle California wildfires that have killed 24 people in less than a month, CNN
News of the World
Fifth ex-PM speaks out against post-Brexit bill, BBC  
Lukashenko seeks Putin's help in attempt to survive mass protests, Al-Jazeera  
As some small gulf states normalize relations with Israel, Palestinians see fraying support, Latimes  
Thousands made homeless by refugee camp fires to be housed within days, Greece says, NBC News
Nepal landslide killed at least 11 people, 20 others remain missing, CNN
Environment
Climate change: Warmth shatters section of Greenland ice shelf, BBC
How climate change is fueling record-breaking California wildfires, heat and smog, LA Times
Healthcare
How Flu Shots Can Help in the Fight Against Covid-19, NYT
Agriculture News
CHINA BOOKS BIGGEST U.S. CORN SALE SINCE SEPT. 1, Successful Farming

Labor
Unions call out Vikings owners for Eagan apartment contractors,City Pages
Joe Biden/Kamala Harris
Biden gains edge in Arizona over Trump and has big lead in Minnesota — Battleground Tracker poll, CBS
Biden Creates Legal War Room, Preparing for a Big Fight Over Voting, NYT
GOP
Trump's historic unpopularity may not be a deal breaker in 2020, CNN
The ways Democrats could retake the Senate majority, explained, Vox
Donald Trump/Mike Pence
Trump holds indoor campaign rally near Las Vegas, CBS
Alexander Vindman: Trump Is Putin’s ‘Useful Idiot’, The Atlantic
Trump boasts about getting 'Bay of Pigs award' – which doesn't exist, The Guardian
Check out our brand new Biden-Harris Campaign merchandise in the DFL Store!
Click here to see our new shirts, signs, and stickers!

September 11, 2020

DFL Action Center
53 Days OUT - Let's get to work!
If you'd like to help the DFL Party fight for criminal justice reform, better schools, wages, our environment, and health care, click here to get more involved there are events happening in your area!
DFL Headquarters Office Hours
Looking to buy yard signs or Biden-Harris merchandise? Stop by the DFL Headquarters on 255 East Plato Blvd in St Paul, we are now open to the public from 12:00-5:00PM Monday-Friday.
DFL Pop Up Shop
The DFL Party is traveling across Minnesota to distribute yard signs, buttons, t-shirts, and other campaign merchandise!  For more information on when we will be in your city,follow this link!
Here is today's pop up shop schedule:
Rochester: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
1850 N. Broadway, Rochester, MN 55906

Winona: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
South 400 block of East Broadway Street between Chestnut and Laird

Red Wing: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Cannon Valley Trail, Lower A.P. Anderson Access. 3775 Hwy 61, Red Wing

Events
TODAY - 1:00PM - Join Jamie Lee Curtis and Sen. Amy Klobuchar for an Instagram Live! - Click here for more information!
Weekend of Action - We are phone banking across MN this weekend, join in on making calls in your congressional district! We only have 53 days till the election and the time is now to get involved!  Follow this link for more information on how to sign up!
Tomorrow - 12:30 - 1:00PM - MN for Biden: Women in Industry Roundtable with State Auditor Julie Blaha - Click here for more information!
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DFL News
DFL Party Statement on Trump's Plan to Visit Minnesota Next Friday, Red Lake Nation
Gov. Tim Walz
Tim Walz to seek additional extension of public health emergency rules, Twin Cities Pioneer Press
Rep. Collin Peterson
Collin Peterson, Michelle Fishbach spar in their first U.S. House Debate, Star Tribune

Minnesota Legislature
Minnesota Legislature set to reconvene for 4th special session of 2020, KSTP
Minnesota News
Trump and Biden both to campaign in Minnesota on Sept. 18, Star Tribune
Minnesota drafts $700 million plan to address PFAS in water, Bloomberg Law
Minnesota health officials look to avoid 'twindemic' of COVID and the flu, Star Tribune
U.S. News
U.S. weekly jobless claims flattening; labor market recovery showing signs of fatigue, Reuters Western wildfires in California, Oregon turn more deadly, spurring mass evictions, CBS News
Three major decisions are upcoming in police violence cases in Louisville, Kenosha and Rochester, CNN
Trump's $300 in weekly unemployment benefits extended to 6 weeks, CBS News
New York City Marks 9/11 at a Time of Harrowing Loss, NYT
News of the World
India and China to 'quickly disengage' from border standoff, BBC News
The world lost two-thirds of its wildlife in 50 years. We are to blame. NPR
France and Germany join forces to welcome refugees after Lesbos camp blaze, says Macron, CNN
Environment
Tens of thousands of fires are pushing the Amazon to a tipping point, CNN
The Arctic is burning like never before — and that’s bad news for climate change, Nature
Animal populations worldwide have declined nearly 70% in just 50 years, new report says, CBS
Immigration News
Federal court blocks Trump plan to exclude undocumented immigrants from census count used to allocate seats in Congress, CNN
Agriculture News
MN Ag Commissioner on year of challenges and opportunities for renewable energy, Brownfield News
2020 Election
Microsoft warns of 'unsuccessful attacks' on campaigns from Russian, China, Iran, ABC News
Joe Biden/Kamala Harris
Biden laughs about Trump's 'Slow Joe' nickname, CNN
GOP
Senate Republicans scramble to contain fallout from Woodward bombshell, The Hill
Republican worries rise as Trump campaign pulls back from television advertising, Wapo
Mike Lindell threatens to sue Anderson Cooper over brutal CNN interview, CIty Pages
Jason Lewis
GOP Senate Nominee Jason Lewis Founded A Social Network Where People Promoted A Pro-Hitler Documentary, Buzzfeed
Donald Trump/Mike Pence
‘Keep calm and carry on’: Trump compared himself to Brits in the Blitz. But that phrase was never used in WWII., Wapo
Trump bragged he 'saved' MBS after Khashoggi murder: Woodward book, Business Insider
Op-Ed: Trump's Coronavirus response was beyond incompetent, New York Times
Trump says U.S. to cut Iraq troops to about 2,000 in 'very short' time, Reuters

September 10, 2020

DFL Action Center
54 Days OUT - Let's get to work!
If you'd like to help the DFL Party fight for criminal justice reform, better schools, wages, our environment, and health care, click here to get more involved there are events happening in your area!
DFL Headquarters Office Hours
Looking to buy yard signs or Biden-Harris merchandise? Stop by the DFL Headquarters on 255 East Plato Blvd in St Paul, we are now open to the public from 12:00-5:00PM Monday-Friday.

Biden-Harris Yard Signs
We're excited to announce that Biden-Harris yard signs are now available! Click this link to order yours today! As you may have heard, Donald Trump is spending over $14 million on ads right here in Minnesota, and every sign you order helps us fight back by funding the DFL Party's grassroots organizing program!

Events
Today - 5:00 - 5:30PM - MN for Biden: Essential Workers Roundtable with President Lee Saunders (AFSCME) and House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler - Follow this link to sign up!
September 12th - 12:30 - 1:00PM - MN for Biden: Women in Industry Roundtable with State Auditor Julie Blaha - Click here for more information!
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Gov. Tim Walz
Walz expected to continue COVID-19 peacetime emergency by 30 days, WKBT
Governor Walz proclaims September Recovery Month, Red Lake Nation News

Rep. Collin Peterson
We need Peterson's influential voice in D.C., Swift County Monitor-News
AG Keith Ellison
15 State AGs file suit to block Trump from fossil fuel assault on arctic refuge, Alaska Native News
Minnesota Legislature
Iron Range Republican Julie Buria deleted her QAnon tweets, City Pages
The pandemic changes how candidates run for the legislature, Twin Cities Pioneer Press
Minnesota News
Minnesota seniors named National Merit semifinalists for 2021, Star Tribune
Minnesota bars, restaurants 50-50 in COVID-19 compliance sweep, Star Tribune
Officials look to manage invasive species in Le Sueur County, Mankato Free Press
Concordia College closely tracking how students are getting COVID-19 as case count climbs, INFORUM
Study recommends improving Dakota County public transit, Star Tribune
U.S. News
7 People Die in West Coast Wildfires, New York Times
Coronavirus-related deaths of young teachers raise alarm as new school year begins, CBS News
Colleges in all 50 states report coronavirus cases as clusters linked to social gatherings grow, CNN
US unemployment claims hold steady at 884,000, Chicago Tribune
The N.F.L. Pledged to Start on Time. These Changes Made It Happen., New York Times
UW-Madison going to two weeks of virtual instruction, two residence halls quarantined, WKOW
News of the World
Humans wiping out wildlife at an 'unprecedented' rate, WWF report finds, NBC News
Boris Johnson's government bans gatherings of more than 6 people in England as coronavirus cases rise, Business Insider
Chinese fighter jets buzz Taiwan for a second day as tensions rise, Reuters
Greece Presses EU to Draw Up ‘Severe’ Sanctions Against Turkey, Bloomberg
Beirut fire: Large blaze erupts in port area, month after explosion, BBC
Healthcare
Sen. Thom Tillis Staffer Sums Up The GOP Stance On Health Insurance: Like Buying A Shirt, HuffPost
Environment
Op-Ed: I need you to care that our country is on fire, New York Times
Earth's warming is closing in on a crucial limit, U.N. says, Los Angeles Times
Immigration News
COVID delays citizenship process, prevents immigrant voting, Governing
Agriculture News
Small farmers challenge conventional agriculture in Pineland Sands, MPR News
Joe Biden/Kamala Harris
KSTP/SurveyUSA: Joe Biden leads President Trump, but race in single digits, KSTP
Jill Biden Visits Prior Lake In Push For Battleground State, ‘We Can Absolutely Win Minnesota’, WCCO
Joe Biden meets with Detroit-area steelworkers during campaign swing through Michigan, MLive
Joe Biden calls Trump's COVID-19 remarks 'beyond despicable,' says he is unfit to serve, Detroit Free Press
Biden campaign looks for ways to use Obama to pummel Trump, The Hill
Biden unveils economic plan that aims to keep jobs in U.S., UPI
GOP
This Republican Party Is Not Worth Saving, The Atlantic
The GOP’s ‘skinny’ coronavirus relief bill doesn’t include a second round of stimulus checks, CNBC
“THE SO-CALLED CONSERVATIVE PARTY BETRAYED EVERY PRINCIPLE”: REAGAN VETERAN WARNS THAT TRUMP’S GOP IS DRIVING THE U.S. TOWARD FISCAL RUIN, Vanity Fair
Tom Cotton after Trump names him potential Supreme Court nominee: 'It's time for Roe v. Wade to go', The Hill
A GOP senator suggests pandemic unemployment benefits may be funding violent protests in Kenosha and across the US, Business Insider
Jason Lewis
Cure cancer while achieving financial success! Jason Lewis used radio show to sell nutritional supplements via a multilevel marketing company., MN Reformer
Donald Trump/Mike Pence
Trump told Bob Woodward he knew in February that COVID-19 was 'deadly stuff' but wanted to 'play it down', NBC News
A GOP county chair asked Trump to wear a mask to his rally. Instead, Trump mocked pandemic restrictions., Washington Post
Trump's historic dereliction of duty laid bare, CNN
Trump said he feels no responsibility to understand anger of Black Americans, Woodward book says, NBC News
Crow: If Donald Trump won’t respect our troops, he can’t lead them, Denver Post
Trump's Supreme Court nominee list reflects his us-versus-them approach to judges, CNN
Trump loyalists interfered to downplay Russia election threat – whistleblower, The Guardian

September 9, 2020

DFL Action Center
55 Days OUT - Let's get to work!
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DFL Headquarters Office Hours
Looking to buy yard signs or Biden-Harris merchandise? Stop by the DFL Headquarters on 255 East Plato Blvd in St Paul, we are now open to the public from 12:00-5:00PM Monday-Friday.

Biden-Harris Yard Signs
We're excited to announce that Biden-Harris yard signs are now available! Click this link to order yours today! As you may have heard, Donald Trump is spending over $14 million on ads right here in Minnesota, and every sign you order helps us fight back by funding the DFL Party's grassroots organizing program!

Events
Tomorrow - 5:00 - 5:30PM - MN for Biden: Essential Workers Roundtable with President Lee Saunders (AFSCME) and House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler - Follow this link to sign up!
September 12tth - 12:30 - 1:00PM - MN for Biden: Women in Industry Roundtable with State Auditor Julie Blaha - Click here for more information!
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Gov. Tim Walz
Governor Walz starts Statewide Safe Learning Tour, WKBT
Walz views schools as key test of COVID-19 control, KARE 11
Minnesota’s Walz preaches unity to a fraying state, Politico
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Op-Ed: Klobuchar can help break the congressional deadlock on police reform, Star Tribune
Rep. Angie Craig
Restaurants brace for chilly season, hope to survive to spring, KARE 11

Secretary of State Steve Simon
Absentee voting begins in MN next week, KTOE
Minnesota News
Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport could waive millions in fees to airlines, Star Tribune
Minnesota students return to online, in-person classes reshaped by COVID-19, Star Tribune
Jill Biden visits Twin Cities Wednesday as part of ‘National Back-to-School Tour’, KBJR
Winona State quarantines campus for two weeks, Rochester Post Bulletin
Lake Superior researchers get $5M boost to combat invasive species, Star Tribune
Widened by erosion, iconic Mississippi headwaters to undergo restoration work, MPR News
U.S. News
Rare earthquake strikes New Jersey, shaking reported across state, CBS News
’Worst case scenarios’ at Sturgis rally could link event to 266,000 coronavirus cases, study says, Washington Post
IRS: Up to 9 million people need to claim federal stimulus checks, CBS News
Military members can't opt out of Trump's payroll tax deferral, The Hill
‘An unprecedented event’: More than 300,000 acres in Washington have burned since Monday, KIRO
GOP election lawyer says no evidence to support Trump's claim about mail-in voting fraud, CNN
College Quarantine Breakdowns Leave Some at Risk, New York Times
News of the World
Nobel laureate Alexievich denounces Belarus 'terror' as another activist is detained, Reuters
Fire Destroys Most of Europe’s Largest Refugee Camp, on Greek Island of Lesbos, NYT
Uighurs accuse China of mass detention, torture in landmark complaint, NBC News
Healthcare
Thom Tillis staffer tells cancer survivor that people only deserve health care if they can afford it,Salon
Democrats Flip Open the Health Care Playbook, NY Times
Environment
Trump, Calling Himself ‘the No. 1 Environmental President,’ Green Washes His Record, NYT
Joe Biden/Kamala Harris
Joe Biden is burying Donald Trump in ads, CNN
GOP
GOP campaign group accused of using homophobic trope against Hoadley, Detroit News
GOP House candidate in Georgia bucks CDC's recommendation and says 'children should not wear masks', CNN
Iowa, America's New COVID Hotspot, Eclipses 70K Cases As GOP Gov Ignores WH Mask Recommendation, Newsweek
GOP congressman spent $70K in campaign cash on meals, Politico
Jim Hagedorn
Fired staffer to Rep. Jim Hagedorn pushes back after mail controversy, Star Tribune
Donald Trump/Mike Pence
Trump intensifies assault on rule of law as he fights for reelection, CNN
War is 'a last resort,' Army chief says after Trump's comments, Politico
Trump visibly distressed over Atlantic story fallout from claims he disparaged the military, CNN
Trump campaign paying to repair damage to White House grounds from RNC events, NBC News

September 8, 2020

DFL Action Center
56 Days OUT - Let's get to work!
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Biden-Harris Yard Signs
We're excited to announce that Biden-Harris yard signs are now available! Click this link to order yours today! As you may have heard, Donald Trump is spending over $14 million on ads right here in Minnesota, and every sign you order helps us fight back by funding the DFL Party's grassroots organizing program!

Events
Today - 7:00 – 7:45PM - MN for Biden: Trades Coalition Roundtable with AFL CIO President Richard Trumka and Sen Amy Klobuchar - Click here to join in!
September 10th - 5:00 - 5:30PM - MN for Biden: Essential Workers Roundtable with President Lee Saunders (AFSCME) and House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler - Follow this link to sign up!
September 12tth - 12:30 - 1:00PM - MN for Biden: Women in Industry Roundtable with State Auditor Julie Blaha - Click here for more information!
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Gov. Tim Walz
Walz to make decision on COVID emergency extension this week, Bring Me The News
Gov. Walz to call fourth special session Friday, KWLM
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Amy Klobuchar: Fully functioning Postal Service is critical, Albert Lea Tribune
Klobuchar pushes for legislation to help entertainment industry, KTOE
Sen. Tina Smith
Senator Smith delivers message to Duluth Superior Pride, WDIO

CD1 Candidate Dan Feehan

Feehan, labor leaders discuss Labor Day, NUJournal
Rep. Collin Peterson
Peterson honored with Spirit of Enterprise Award, Marshall Independent

CD8 Candidate Quinn Nystrom

Race for Minnesota 8th hits the airwaves, KBJR6

Attorney General Keith Ellison
Watching the mail, Southwest Journal

Secretary of State Steve Simon
Minnesota joins national push to recruit young poll workers, St. Cloud Times

State Auditor Julie Blaha
MN Auditor highlights harms of asset forfeiture in new report, Twin Cities Pioneer Press
Minnesota Legislature
QAnon conspiracy emerges in some state legislative races, Star Tribune
Minnesota News
A tale of two Minnesotas, Politico
Minnesota students return to class at school and at home, Star Tribune
Minnesota companies participate in #LaborDayOn movement to help unemployed find work, KSTP
U.S. News
Wildfires spread in California as oppressive heat wave continues, CBS News
The Opioid Crisis, already serious, has intensified during coronavirus pandemic, The Wall Street Journal
Fast-Moving Wildfire Destroys 80% Of Small Town In Eastern Washington State, NPR
John Kerry on Biden's foreign policy: 'He’d never lavish praise on dictators', The Guardian
News of the World
No-deal Brexit is the most likely outcome of trade talks, former EU chief says, CNBC
U.S., European drugmakers pledge to make safety the main focus in coronavirus vaccine development, CNBC
Spain heads back to school, but the pandemic is exposing inequality, CNN
Education
Minnesota school leaders monitor COVID-19 case counts as classes begin, Star Tribune
Agriculture
For Iowa farmers who lost crops, derecho damage is 'heartbreaking,' US Agriculture chief says, Ames Tribune
Amazon Bans Sale of Foreign Seeds in the U.S., New York Times
Environment
LA is used to apocalyptic scenes in films - but this heatwave shows real impacts of climate change, Sky News
One in eight deaths in Europe linked to pollution, environment, EU says, Reuters
Joe Biden/Kamala Harris
Joe Biden rips Trump record on coronavirus, environment, Palm Beach Post
CSEA Endorses Joe Biden for President, Spectrum News
Joe Biden speaks to unions around the country from Harrisburg, Pa.: Video, PennLive
Biden says he would get vaccine even if it cost him the election, CNN
Harris speaks with Jacob Blake during first solo trip as Democratic VP nominee, CNN
Kamala Harris speaks to Black business owners in Wisconsin, MSNBC
GOP
DeJoy Pressured Workers to Donate to G.O.P. Candidates, Former Employees Say, New York Times
Republicans could oust more of Gov. Tim Walz's agency heads, Star Tribune
Donald Trump/Mike Pence
Trump launches unprecedented attack on military leadership he appointed, CNN
Donald Trump Asks Reporter To Take His Mask Off At News Conference After He Asks About Atlantic Article, Deadline
Fact check: Trump repeats numerous false claims in campaign-style press briefing from White House, CNN
Trump says he's taking 'high road' by not meeting with Democrats on coronavirus relief, NBC News
Trump campaign targets Northeastern Minnesota as president's son prepares to visit Duluth, Duluth News Tribune
Everyone Knows It’s True, The Atlantic
Trump is parroting the Kremlin line on the Navalny poisoning, CNN

September 3, 2020

DFL Action Center
61 Days OUT - Let's get to work!
If you'd like to help the DFL Party fight for criminal justice reform, better schools, wages, our environment, and health care, click here to get more involved there are events happening in your area!

Biden-Harris Yard Signs
We're excited to announce that Biden-Harris yard signs are now available! Click this link to order yours today! As you may have heard, Donald Trump is spending over $14 million on ads right here in Minnesota, and every sign you order helps us fight back by funding the DFL Party's grassroots organizing program!

Events
TODAY - 7:00PM-8:00 PM - Voting 101: Registration and Vote by Mail Processes w/ Special Guest Steve Simon - Sign up using this link!
September 6th - 6:00PM-7:30 PM - 8th Congressional District DFL - Showing Our Colors: A Celebration of PRIDE - Zoom and Facebook Live - For more info, check out this link!

September 7th - 2:00PM-6:00PM - House District 11A Labor Day Drive In Chili Cook Off - Cloquet Veterans Park, 732-744 Avenue B Cloquet, MN - Drive in pick up your chili and head to your parking spot where you can tune into the radio broadcast of musical performances, entertainers and of course our Candidates and Elected Officials. Rain or shine it works! The space behind your car is yours so bring a chair if you wish to sit outside in “your” space.
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DFL News
Minnesota DFL blasts GOP campaign practices in pandemic, Star Tribune
Gov. Tim Walz
Gov. Walz announces free COVID-19 saliva tests for teachers, school staff, child care providers, KSTP
Walz to provide COVID-19 update in Thursday press conference, Bring Me The News
Confirmation of Walz appointees should not be wielded as a weapon, Star Tribune
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR VISITS ST. CLOUD, KNSI Radio
Klobuchar talks to Alexandria leaders about COVID-19 vaccine, recovery, Alexandria Echo Press
Klobuchar applauds new grant programs, Lakefield Standard
Klobuchar pushes for legislation to help entertainment industry, KTOE
Sen. Tina Smith
Harris looks to reach Minnesota voters, KARE 11

Rep. Angie Craig

Rep. Collin Peterson:
Save Our Stages Act aims to help struggling venues stay afloat with Covid-19 funding, KVRR
State Auditor Julie Blaha:
Minnesota state auditor calls for limits on crime-related asset forfeitures, saying they hurt low-income people, Star Tribune

Minnesota Legislature
Minnesota Republicans are deploying their own ‘law and order’ strategy in legislative races, MinnPost
Minnesota News
Latest on COVID-19 in MN: Sturgis starts to take a toll, MPR
As COVID-19 cases spike, Minnesota families remain locked out of senior homes, Star Tribune
In Duluth, shoring up Superior's encroachment on Park Point, MPR
Surly Brewing Co. to close its destination beer hall in Minneapolis, Star Tribune
Steelworkers rebuke Iron Range mayors backing Trump, City Pages
U.S. News
Barr echoes mail-in ballot falsehoods and denies racism in policing, The Guardian
U.S. To Owe More Than The Size Of Its Economy For The 1st Time In 75 Years, NPR
Facebook will limit some advertising in the week before the US election -- but it will let politicians run ads with lies, CNN
News of the World
South and North Korea brace for two typhoons within a week, CNN
Reporter's Notebook: What It Was Like On Israel's 'Peace Plane' To UAE, NPR
Waves of Russian and Emirati Flights Fuel Libyan War, U.N. Finds, NYT
Labor Day
Sure, have your barbecue, but work for workers on this Labor Day, too, MN Reformer
Healthcare
LGBTQ advocates notch legal win in fight against Trump health care rule, The Hill
Health Care Powered Democratic Wins in 2018. The Party Hopes for a Repeat., New York Times
Georgia’s Obamacare Exchange Exit Could Leave Thousands Uninsured, Bloomberg
Agriculture
Agriculture Officials Expand Meat Tests for ‘Forever Chemicals’, Bloomberg
The Zetahs are telling a new story about Minnesota agriculture, The Hutchinson Leader
The Nature Conservancy, Cargill, McDonald’s, Target unite to support regenerative agriculture practices, The Cattle Site
Environment
'Zombie' Arctic wildfires fuel record carbon emissions, Telegraph

Education
Between COVID-19 and layoffs, schools may not have enough teachers to get through the year, USA Today
St. Cloud School Board Passes Mask Policy, WJON
Two more school districts change fall plans, Mankato Free Press
2020 Election
Who is leading in key demographics ahead of the 2020 election?, CNN
Joe Biden/Kamala Harris
Former GOP Michigan governor endorses Biden, calls Trump a ‘bully’, Politico
Moderators announced for presidential debates, The Hill
GOP
Ernst Suggests Iowa Doctors Falsifying COVID Cases For Money, Iowa Starting Line
In new ads, Jewish Dems highlight ‘antisemitic’ attacks by GOP candidates in GA, MI, Jewish Insider
Lara Trump campaigns with far-right GOP House nominee Laura Loomer, Axios
Head of USPS board of governors has high-level ties to Republican party, The Guardian
Republican nominee for Congress frequently pushed anti-Muslim rhetoric in Minnesota, KSTP

Donald Trump/Mike Pence
US election: Trump tells North Carolina voters to vote twice, BBC
Trump won't stop interfering in the election, CNN
Trump campaigned in '16 on remaking Michigan manufacturing, Did he deliver?, Detroit Free Press
Kenosha business owner accuses Pres. Trump of misleading public with photo op at burned store, ABC7
Fact check: A guide to 9 conspiracy theories Trump is currently pushing, CNN

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September 2, 2020

DFL Action Center
62 Days OUT - Let's get to work!
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Biden-Harris Yard Signs
We're excited to announce that Biden-Harris yard signs are now available! Click this link to order yours today! As you may have heard, Donald Trump is spending over $14 million on ads right here in Minnesota, and every sign you order helps us fight back by funding the DFL Party's grassroots organizing program!

Events
TODAY - 2:00PM - 2:45PM - Kitchen Table Conversation with Sen. Harris, Sen. Smith, & Lieutenant Governor Flanagan - Join us this afternoon following this link!
Tomorrow - 7:00PM-8:00 PM - Voting 101: Registration and Vote by Mail Processes w/ Special Guest Steve Simon - Sign up using this link!
September 6th - 6:00PM-7:30 PM - 8th Congressional District DFL - Showing Our Colors: A Celebration of PRIDE - Zoom and Facebook Live - For more info, check out this link!

September 7th - 2:00PM-6:00PM - House District 11A Labor Day Drive In Chili Cook Off - Cloquet Veterans Park, 732-744 Avenue B Cloquet, MN - Drive in pick up your chili and head to your parking spot where you can tune into the radio broadcast of musical performances, entertainers and of course our Candidates and Elected Officials. Rain or shine it works! The space behind your car is yours so bring a chair if you wish to sit outside in “your” space.
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Gov. Tim Walz
Minnesota judge dismisses challenge to Gov. Tim Walz's pandemic orders, Star Tribune
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Senator Klobuchar, Mayor Judd to speak at Bluestem Amphitheater Wednesday, KVRR
Amy Klobuchar: Funding Postal Service, protecting our democracy, Winona Daily News
Sen. Tina Smith
Sen. Tina Smith visits Moorhead to discuss COVID-19 effects, KVRR
Sen. Elizabeth Warren slams Trump’s ‘Buy American’ executive order for essential medicines as weak, introduces legislation, CNBC

Rep. Angie Craig
Chamber of Commerce backs freshmen House Dems, marking shift, Star Tribune
Rep. Collin Peterson:
Peterson, DelBene Call on US and Canada to Provide Transparency, Flexibility for Border Communities During COVID-19, Red Lake Nation News
Attorney  General Keith Ellison
Attorney General Ellison joins fight against Trump Administration attempts to cut Census short, undercount Minnesotans, Red Lake Nation News
State says PhRMA doesn’t have standing to challenge constitutionality of Minnesota’s emergency insulin program, MinnPost
Minnesota News
Campaign ad wars begin in battleground Minnesota, Star Tribune
How Minnesota Became a 2020 Election Battleground, Wall Street Journal
After two-week delay, University of Minnesota will reopen campus dormitories and classrooms, Star Tribune
Educators, teachers union leaders discuss concerns about reopening schools, Star Tribune
Winona County continues to see spike in new COVID-19 cases, WXOW
U.S. News
CDC issues sweeping temporary halt on evictions nationwide, MPR News
Fauci debunks theories of low CDC coronavirus death toll: ‘There are 180,000-plus deaths’ in U.S., CNBC
Jacob Blake's family focuses on community building during Trump's visit to Kenosha, CBS News
USDA extends free meal program for children through end of the year, CNN
New York City Delays Start of School to Ready for In-Person Classes, New York Times
ABC News: DHS withheld intelligence bulletin warning about Russian misinformation attack on Biden's mental health, CNN
White House warns Iowa could see dire rise in Covid-19 cases, CNN
News of the World
Charlie Hebdo terror trial begins in Paris, five years after deadly attacks, CNN
Belarus opposition leader: Dozens disappeared after protests, Politico
Australia in first recession for nearly 30 years, BBC News
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent in Russia, Germany says, NBC News
Turkey says it's open to dialogue with Greece on Mediterranean dispute, Reuters
South and North Korea brace for two typhoons within a week, CNN
Healthcare
U.S. says it won’t join WHO-linked effort to develop, distribute coronavirus vaccine, Wapo
Two types of steroid found to save lives of some Covid-19 patients, The Guardian
Agriculture
As small U.S. farms face crisis, Trump’s trade aid flowed to corporations, CNBC
DROUGHT IS CREEPING ACROSS THE CORN BELT, Successful Ag

Environment
Trump administration rolls back Obama-era rule aimed at limiting toxic wastewater from coal plants, Wapo
Climate change: Power companies 'hindering' move to green energy, BBC
Microplastic pollution devastating soil species, study finds, The Guardian
Trump administration plans to remove endangered gray wolf protections by end of year, CBS
2020 Election
Kornacki: Trump campaign sees opportunity in flipping Minnesota, MSNBC
Joe Biden/Kamala Harris
Joe Biden column: ‘You deserve more from your White House than oppression and fear’, LV Spectrum
For Biden to Win, Listen to Minneapolis, NYT

GOP
Many GOP Voters Value America’s Whiteness More Than Its Democracy, New Yorker
Generation Z In The GOP: Young Republicans Reflect On The Future Of Their Party, NPR
Donald Trump/Mike Pence
Revealed: Trump nominee had role in removing prosecutor opposed to family separations, The Guardian
The Horror of Trump’s Support for Kyle Rittenhouse, Slate
The owner of a damaged Kenosha business rejected Trump’s photo op. So the White House used the ex-owner., NYT
Trump went full authoritarian in his latest Fox News interview,Vox
Internal tensions and a resignation to virus' spread govern President Trump's pandemic response, CNN

 

September 1, 2020

DFL Action Center
63 Days OUT - Let's get to work!
If you'd like to help the DFL Party fight for criminal justice reform, better schools, wages, our environment, and health care, click here to get more involved there are events happening in your area!

Biden-Harris Yard Signs
We're excited to announce that Biden-Harris yard signs are now available! Click this link to order yours today! As you may have heard, Donald Trump is spending over $14 million on ads right here in Minnesota, and every sign you order helps us fight back by funding the DFL Party's grassroots organizing program!

Events
September 3rd - 7:00PM-8:00 PM - Voting 101: Registration and Vote by Mail Processes w/ Special Guest Steve Simon - Sign up using this link!
September 6th - 6:00PM-7:30 PM - 8th Congressional District DFL - Showing Our Colors: A Celebration of PRIDE - Zoom and Facebook Live - For more info, check out this link!

September 7th - 2:00PM-6:00PM - House District 11A Labor Day Drive In Chili Cook Off - Cloquet Veterans Park, 732-744 Avenue B Cloquet, MN - Drive in pick up your chili and head to your parking spot where you can tune into the radio broadcast of musical performances, entertainers and of course our Candidates and Elected Officials. Rain or shine it works! The space behind your car is yours so bring a chair if you wish to sit outside in “your” space.
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Gov. Tim Walz
Walz, Flanagan make the case for $50B in new federal child care spending, Detroit Lakes Tribune
White House COVID-19 adviser Dr. Deborah Birx meets with Gov. Tim Walz, KEYC
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Senator Klobuchar, Mayor Larson Speak in Support of U.S. Postal Service, Fox 21 Local
Klobuchar says Trump not the man to lead, KTOE
Sen. Klobuchar warns against Trump Kenosha visit: 'He stokes the divide', Yahoo! News
Sen. Tina Smith
Sen. Smith concerned USDA moved funds that help minority & veteran farmers, KVRR

Rep. Angie Craig
US Chamber of Commerce set to endorse 23 House freshmen Democrats, The Hill
Rep. Collin Peterson:
Peterson: Payment plan needed in case ASF strikes US, Feed Strategy
Why some farmers support a Biden presidency, WattAgNet

Secretary of State Steve Simon:
Where things stand with mail delivery in Minnesota, MinnPost
Minnesotans can request absentee ballots for 2020 elections, Walker Pilot
Minnesota News
An unlikely state tightens up, Politico
DNR warns Minnesotans about spread of invasive 'jumping worms', Star Tribune
Man who police say threatened Walz had history of sharing Facebook posts from Right Now MN, MN Reformer
This summer was the warmest on record in Brainerd; 2nd-hottest in Duluth, MPR
Minnesota crosses troubling COVID-19 thresholds,Star Tribune
U.S. News
After backlash, USDA agrees to extend free-meal program for children, Wapo
Liberty University announces probe of Jerry Falwell Jr.'s tenure amid scandal, CBS
Florida man known as 'the Antifa hunter' sentenced to more than three years over racist threats, Hill
Fatal shooting of Black man by L.A. sheriff’s deputies sparks protests, questions, LA Times
COVID-19 reduces Amtrak service here, in another blow to the future of passenger rail, MN Reformer
News of the World
Hong Kong refugees captured at sea spent months plotting daring dash to freedom, Wapo
Japan’s next leader faces a ‘difficult year,’ after longtime Prime Minister Abe’s sudden resignation, CNBC
Sudan Signs Peace Deal With Rebel Alliance, NYT
Environment
E.P.A. Relaxes Rules Limiting Toxic Waste From Coal Plants, New York Times
Climate change: Power companies 'hindering' move to green energy, BBC News
Labor
Surley employees inform management of their intent to unionize, Star Tribune
2020 Election
Here's *exactly* how Democrats win the Senate, CNN
Joe Biden/Kamala Harris
Joe Biden Speaks on Donald Trump's America LIVE in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Biden YouTube
Trump’s popularity slips in latest Military Times poll — and more troops say they’ll vote for Biden, Military Times
Joe Biden makes the case Donald Trump has already made America more dangerous, Vox
GOP
The Alt-Right's Influence on the GOP, Spectrum News
Republicans content with terrorizing undocumented immigrants, The Gainesville Sun
Wisconsin special session on police reform lasts less than a minute. GOP not interested., NBC News
Twitter Flags 3 Posts From GOP Officials In 24 Hours For Spreading Misinformation Attacking Biden, Forbes
Donald Trump/Mike Pence
Trump Defends Kenosha Shooting Suspect, NPR News
Trump tells Ingraham some officers 'choke' during shootings, saying 'They miss a 3-foot putt', USA Today
Last 24 hours reveal the stark differences between Trump and Biden, NBC News
Civil unrest is happening in Donald Trump's America, not Joe Biden's, Vox News

August 31, 2020

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Gov. Tim Walz
Walz calls for federal support as need for child care increases, KSTP
Governor Walz announces approval of Lost Wages Assistance application, KFGO
Minnesota gets federal approval for additional $300 weekly unemployment benefits, Pioneer Press

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
'Complete outrage' over in-person election security briefings to Congress ceasing: Sen. Klobuchar, ABC News
Sen. Tina Smith
Talking Points: Sen. Smith’s Poll Numbers Against Former U.S. Congressman Jason Lewis, WCCO
Sen. Smith believes funding the post office shouldn’t be a political fight, KVRR
Rep. Dean Phillips
Phillips asks police to investigate campaign office break-in, MPR
Rep. Collin Peterson:
TRUMP FAILED ON TRADE AND ETHANOL, SAYS DEMOCRATIC FARM FORUM, Successful Farming
House Ag chair backs Biden on killing Trump tariffs, Agri-Pulse

Attorney General Keith Ellison:
AG Ellison joins lawsuit against Trump administration over reduced reviews for federal projects, Fox 9
Minnesota News
White House advisor Dr. Birx worries rural Minnesota isn't taking COVID-19 seriously enough, Fox 9
Help Black people breathe again by shutting down polluting incinerators, MN Reformer
'So grateful to be able to be here': COVID-19 survivor thanks hospital staff who saved him, MPR
Skyrocketing demolition costs for riot-damaged Minneapolis, St.. Paul properties delay rebuilding, Star Tribune
U.S. News
Inside Trump’s pressure campaign on federal scientists over a covid-19 treatment, Wapo
Students at for-profit colleges more likely to benefit from federal coronavirus aid, MN Reformer
Twitter removes tweet shared by Trump with false coronavirus statistics, CBS
News of the World
Israeli, U.S. officials arrive in United Arab Emirates to cement normalization deal, NBC
Coronavirus: India surpasses US for highest single-day rise in Covid-19 cases, BBC
Fears Beirut port chemicals would be stolen may have contributed to blast, Wapo
German leaders condemn far-right attempt to storm Reichstag, ABC
Environment
Rampant destruction of forests ‘will unleash more pandemics’, The Guardian
Agriculture
Fertilizer rules to start this week, but will they curb Minn. groundwater’s nitrate problem?, MPR
2020 Election
Why Minnesota Could Be The Next Midwestern State To Go Red, 538
‘It’s a coin toss here’: will swing voters in this Wisconsin county stick by Trump?, The Guardian
Joe Biden-Kamala Harris
STATEMENT BY VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN ON THE DEADLY VIOLENCE IN PORTLAND, joebiden.com
This Week in South Florida: Kamala Harris, Local 10
GOP
Some In GOP Fear Trump's Push Against Mail-In Voting Could Harm The Party's Chances, NPR
Swift Boat mastermind to launch massive super PAC to boost Trump, Politico
Republican Ron Johnson refuses to condemn alleged Kenosha shooter when pressed by CNN host, Salon

Donald Trump/Mike Pence
Now is not the time for divisiveness’: Wisconsin governor urges Trump not to visit Kenosha, Wapo
Trump administration unleashes a new effort to undermine election integrity, CNN
New Trump pandemic adviser pushes controversial ‘herd immunity’ strategy, worrying public health officials, Wapo

 

August 28, 2020

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Events
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September 7th - 2PM-6PM - House District 11A Labor Day Drive In Chili Cook Off - Cloquet Veterans Park, 732-744 Avenue B Cloquet, MN - Drive in pick up your chili and head to your parking spot where you can tune into the radio broadcast of musical performances, entertainers and of course our Candidates and Elected Officials. Rain or shine it works! The space behind your car is yours so bring a chair if you wish to sit outside in “your” space.
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Gov. Tim Walz
Man charged with threatening to kill Gov. Tim Walz over his endorsement of U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, StarTrib
Gov. Walz deploys National Guard amid further unrest in Minneapolis, Bring Me the New MN
Walz announces plan for new COVID-19 saliva testing lab, KARE 11
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Sen. Amy Klobuchar: ‘Americans depend on getting their mail, and right now, they cannot trust this administration to do it.MSNBC
Klobuchar, Smith and Minnesota secretary of state speak out against recent USPS policy changes, KSTP
Sen. Tina Smith
Senator Tina Smith discusses Bill to provide Covid Vaccine free to all when developed, KYMN
Sens. Warren, Smith press major labs over coronavirus testing delays as flu season approaches, CNBC
U.S. Senator Wants To Legalize Cannabis And Regulate It Like Tobacco, Green Entreprenuer
Rep. Collin Peterson:
Peterson Announces Congressional App Challenge, Red Lake Nation

Attorney General Keith Ellison:
Attorney General Ellison reaches settlement with Honda over defective airbags, Pioneer Press
Lawsuit: 10 mail-sorting machines taken offline in Minnesota, Bring Me the News MN
Attorneys for Otto Bremer Trust, Minnesota AG’s office hold initial meeting with probate judge, Pioneer Press
Minnesota News
Why Minnesota and other states are worried about FEMA COVID relief payments, Minn Post
The daily coronavirus update: 8 more deaths in Minnesota; state to create new lab to process saliva tests, MinnPost
Minneapolis calm overnight as curfew enforced, MPR
U.S. News
A nation of immigrants no more, Vox
Homeless essential workers face greater risk of COVID-19, ABC News
White House Wants Companies to Foot Payroll Tax Bill for Workers, NY Times
Reopened Schools Find Health Risks in Water After Covid-19 Lockdowns, NY Times
Activists gather for another March on Washington, 57 years later, CNN
News of the World
Japan PM Shinzo Abe quits over health concerns, The Guardian
China test fires so-called 'carrier killer' missiles into South China Sea,CNN
The EU trade chief’s golfgate downfall: What happened, swing by swing, Politico
Environment
Hurricanes have gotten more destructive. Here's why. NBC News
How Racist Urban Planning Left Some Neighborhoods to Swelter, NY Times
Hurricanes, fires, floods and locusts: Science says climate change is here but the RNC refuses to believe, CNN
Agriculture
Unless we change course, the US agricultural system could collapse, The Guardian
Congressional News
Congress left town and let jobless benefits lapse. Unemployed Americans say they won’t forget it. Washington Post
Pelosi vows to get Trump’s tax returns from Treasury if Biden wins: ‘The world will see what the president has been hiding’ CNBC
Congress could provide stability to space program in an election year, Politico
Joe Biden-Kamala Harris
Joe Biden says Trump keeps pouring 'gasoline on the fire' of violence, MSNBC
STATEMENT BY VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN ON DONALD TRUMP’S AMERICA, Joebiden.com
Senator Kamala Harris Remarks on COVID-19 and the Economy, CSPAN

GOP
GOP pollster says Trump delivered a strong reelection case but the race is Biden’s to lose, CNBC
Despite DeJoy's vows to halt changes, serious problems persist, postal workers say,NBC
Rudy Giuliani says 'all lives matter' while slamming anti-police brutality protests in RNC speech, USA Today
Four people at Republican convention in Charlotte test positive for Covid-19, Politico
Jim Hagedorn
Exclusive: Hagedorn says he does not own mysterious company, Abernathy West, MN Reformer
Donald Trump/Mike Pence
Trump -- defiant and dark as ever -- claims Biden would destroy America, CNN
Trump goes scorched earth in RNC 2020 acceptance speech: Goodwin, NY Post
In 2016, Trump Promised to Make America Safe Again. He Failed., The Guardian
Video: Fact checker on Trump's RNC speech: He is a serial liar, CNN

August 27, 2020

September 7th - 2PM-6PM - House District 11A Labor Day Drive In Chili Cook Off - Cloquet Veterans Park, 732-744 Avenue B Cloquet, MN - Drive in pick up your chili and head to your parking spot where you can tune into the radio broadcast of musical performances, entertainers and of course our Candidates and Elected Officials. Rain or shine it works! The space behind your car is yours so bring a chair if you wish to sit outside in “your” space.
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Gov. Tim Walz
New executive orders address classroom occupancy, cooperatives' in-person meetings, KSTP
Gov. Walz deploys National Guard amid further unrest in Minneapolis, Bring Me The News
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Sen. Amy Klobuchar: ‘Americans depend on getting their mail, and right now, they cannot trust this administration to do it.’, Yahoo! News
Senators call for release of Minnesota detainees in Ethiopia amid unrest, KMSP
Sen. Tina Smith
Sens. Warren, Smith press major labs over coronavirus testing delays as flu season approaches, CNBC
Senator Tina Smith discusses Bill to provide Covid Vaccine free to all when developed, KYMN Northfield
Senators seek robust enforcement of USMCA dairy agreements, Ohio's County Journal
20 mail-sorting machines in MN being taken offline; 10 already are, says lawsuit, Pioneer Press
Rep. Collin Peterson:
Peterson Announces Congressional App Challenge, Red Lake Nation News
An Echo Press Editorial: Bill offers support for small newspapers, Alexandria Echo Press

Attorney General Keith Ellison:
Minnesota gets $1.5 million in multistate settlement with Honda over air bags, Star Tribune
Minn. Pushes Back On Drug Cos.' Bid To Kill Insulin RICO Suit, Law 360

Secretary of State Steve Simon:

Secretary of State Simon Urges Mail-In Voting Despite Trump's Opposition, KXRA Alexandria

State Auditor Julie Blaha:

It’s time to give our watchdogs back their bite, MinnPost
Minnesota Legislature
Tobacco, pharmaceutical and other corporate cash finding its way into state Senate races, MN Reformer
Minnesota News
Minnesota holds firm on COVID-19 testing, Star Tribune
Beach closings in Hennepin County surge amid health concerns, Star Tribune
Former Gov. Mark Dayton says he's recovering after fall, Bring Me The News
Cleanup underway after looting, vandalism in Minneapolis, MPR News
U.S. News
Hurricane Laura strikes Louisiana as Category 4 storm, battering Lake Charles area and bringing flood threat, Washington Post
The Milwaukee Bucks and Brewers Strike for Racial Justice, The Nation
Authorities finally give their first version of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, three days later, CNN
News of the World
New Zealand's Christchurch Mosque Shooter Sentenced To Life Without Parole, NPR
EU freezes missions training Malian army and police after coup, Al Jazeera
Afghanistan floods kill dozens, with many still missing, CNN
China fires 'aircraft-carrier killer' missile in warning to US, Al Jazeera
Putin says he could send police to Belarus if necessary, BBC News
Argentina records record number of coronavirus cases and deaths, Yahoo! News
Environment
On Climate Change, We’ve Run Out of Presidential Terms to Waste, New Yorker
Agriculture
ALGAE BLOOMS HAVE COST AT LEAST $1.1 BILLION OVER PAST DECADE, SAYS EWG, Successful Farming
Joe Biden-Kamala Harris
Over 100 Ex-Staff Members for John McCain Endorse Joe Biden, New York Times
Joe Biden says he talked to Jacob Blake’s family, condemns ‘needless violence’ in Kenosha, CNBC
Letters: Biden showed vigor, wisdom, honesty, The Palm Beach Post
Harris will be Democrats' main counter to Trump on Thursday, ABC News
GOP
Mark Meadows dismisses concerns about possible Hatch Act violations at GOP convention as "hoopla", Salon
R.N.C. Rewrites Trump’s Racism — and America’s, New York Times
Egregious false claims and careless inaccuracies: fact-checking the third night of the RNC, CNN
Welcome to the R.N.C.’s Alternate Universe, New York Times
Mike Pence, Republicans press a distorted case on economy, Boston Globe
RNC Speaker Kristi Noem Is a Master of COVID Delusion, Daily Beast
Sen. Marsha Blackburn voices displeasure with being "fact checked" after speech at RNC, WSMV

Jim Hagedorn
DFL Chair Ken Martin: Expect an ethics complaint against Rep. Jim Hagedorn, MN Reformer
Minnesota Democrats Seek Ethics Investigation Of Rep. Jim Hagedorn, WCCO News
Hagedorn violated House rules, ethics expert says, Rochester Post Bulletin
Donald Trump/Mike Pence
Pence goes full MAGA, Politico
Democrats put mobile billboards attacking Trump near White House, GOP convention site, The Hill
Trump says election workers, not USPS, could lead to 2020 miscount, NBC News
Hurricane Laura looms, and Trump is again the man without a plan, Washington Post

August 26, 2020


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Gov. Tim Walz
Walz announces plan for new COVID-19 saliva testing lab, KARE 11
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Klobuchar, Smith and Minnesota secretary of state speak out against recent USPS policy changes, KSTP
Sen. Tina Smith
Senate Democrats unveil climate crisis plan, KEYC
U.S. Senator Wants To Legalize Cannabis And Regulate It Like Tobacco, Green Entrepreneur
Federal bill seeks to boost investment in rural transit systems, Transportation Today
State Auditor Julie Blaha
Even without a State Fair, Minnesota's crop artists are in full flower, Star Tribune
Minnesota News
Kanye who? West makes the Minnesota ballot, but at least two electors unaware, MN Reformer
U of M regents agree to delay in-person classes on Twin Cities, Rochester, Duluth campuses, MPR
Duluth finally getting $75M cleanup of U.S. Steel Superfund site,Star Tribune
Can a ‘pandemic pod’ stem the widening education gap? One neighborhood group wants to tr, MPR
Milan, Minnesota swelled with immigrants. But will the census count them?, MN Reformer
U.S. News
Tracking Coronavirus Cases at U.S. Colleges and Universities, NY Times
Two people are dead and a third injured in an overnight shooting in Kenosha, police say, CNN
Trump's $300 in extra unemployment aid: More than half of states approved, CBS
Jerry Falwell Jr. to receive $10.5 million in compensation for resigning from Liberty University, CNN
News of the World
Pompeo speaks to GOP convention from Jerusalem in controversial speech, The Hill
Facing The Biggest Challenge Ever To His Power, Lukashenko Looks To Russia For Help, NPR
With New Arrests, Hong Kong’s Police Try to Change the Narrative, NYT
Healthcare
On health care, there are some lies Trump just can't shake, MSNBC
Environment
Democrats’ climate plan takes aim at the fossil fuel industry’s political power, Grist
Climate change: Removing CO2 could spark big rise in food prices, BBC News
Environmental groups sue to block Alaska’s Arctic drilling, AP
Agriculture
'Make Farmers Black Again': African Americans Fight Discrimination To Own Farmland, NPR
USDA DISTRIBUTES $4.1 MILLION FOR URBAN AG AND INNOVATIONS, Successful Farming
Heat, Smoke and Covid Are Battering the Workers Who Feed America, NY Times
Congressional News
The House passed a bill that would rescue a key immigration agency from a budget crisis, Vox
Joe Biden-Kamala Harris
Joe Biden backs Mission Hospital nurses' unionizing effort, Asheville Citizen-Times
Joe Biden responds to first night of Republican National Convention, Yahoo! News
AP FACT CHECK: Biden’s stance on suburbs twisted at RNC, AP News
Biden campaign says China's treatment of Uighur Muslims is "genocide", Axios
Biden promises to upend Trump's hostile actions towards federal employees, Washington Post
Kamala Harris: Voting is the best way to honor generations of women who paved the way for me, Washington Post
GOP
Daniel Dale: 'A whole bunch of false claims' on RNC night 2, CNN
Trump adviser Larry Kudlow is referring to the still raging coronavirus pandemic in the past tense, The Week
GOP candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene spread conspiracies about Charlottesville and 'Pizzagate', CNN
Commentary: To President Trump and the GOP, America is just a prop, LA Times
Republican convention speaker and congressional candidate Burgess Owens plagiarized large portions of his book, according to new report, Business Insider
GOP Policies Are Shortening American Lives, Huffington Post
RNC speaker pulled from schedule hours after she tweeted anti-Semitic conspiracy thread referring to QAnon, CNBC  
Jim Hagedorn
E-mails show U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn involved with constituent mail decisions, Star Tribune
Donald Trump
Michael Cohen slams Trump in new ad, CNN
Trump's campaign paid $2.3 million in donor money to his private business, filings show, Business Insider
Prominent UAW leader Cindy Estrada blasts Trump as 'always anti-union', Detroit Free Press
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August 25, 2020


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Gov. Tim Walz
Minnesota Democrats Condemn ‘Horrifying’ Police Shooting Of Jacob Blake, WCCO
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Trump’s 'Land of Opportunity' doesn’t reach St. Cloud, St. Cloud Times
Durbin, Whitehouse, Hirono Lead Call For GAO Investigation Of Trump Administration And Immigration Courts, River Bender
Sen. Tina Smith
Klobuchar, Smith and Minnesota secretary of state to speak out against recent USPS policy changes, KSTP
Rep. Collin Peterson
House Chair: Usda Coronavirus Aid Process ‘risks Public Distrust,’ Successful Farming
Attorney General Keith Ellison
Federal grand jury investigating civil rights charges in the police killing of George Floyd, Star Trib
Controversial law allows police to seize and sell cars of non-lawbreakers, keeping the proceeds, KSTP
Local residents rally for Postal Service, Albert Lea Tribune

Minnesota Legislature

Minnesota News
Several Minnesota schools make last-minute pivot to distance learning, Star Tribune
University of Minnesota regents OK delayed reopening of Twin Cities, Duluth and Rochester campuses, Star Tribune
Twin Cities union for janitors, other workers pushes for coronavirus safety after 2 members die from COVID-19, Star Tribune
Minnesota bets big on coronavirus saliva testing to double capacity, MPR
Local residents rally for Postal Service, Albert Lea Tribune
Minnesotans march in solidarity, demand justice for Jacob Blake at rally Monday evening, KMSP
U.S. News
California fires: hope as warning lifted and deadliest blaze is 25% contained, The Guardian
Fauci warns against emergency coronavirus vaccine approval before widespread testing, The Hill
The University of Alabama reports over 500 Covid-19 cases less than a week after classes started, CNN
Kenosha becomes center of nationwide protests after police shoot Black man in front of his children, CNN
CDC drops 14-day self-quarantine recommendation for international and out-of-state travelers, Washington Post
News of the World
Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was poisoned, Berlin hospital says, CNN
‘GolfGate’ Dinner in Ireland Sparks Political Backlash, New York Times
Facebook blocks Thai access to group critical of monarchy, BBC News
Grieving families urge 'life, no parole' sentence for NZ mosque gunman, Reuters
First Covid-19 reinfection documented in Hong Kong, researchers say, CNBC
South Korea on brink of nationwide virus outbreak, officials warn, BBC News
Healthcare
While nationwide surge may be slowing, officials warn of troubling Covid-19 signs across US heartland. CNN
You can get reinfected with Covid-19 but still have immunity. Let’s explain. Vox
The University of Alabama reports over 500 Covid-19 cases less than a week after classes started, CNN
Environment
Climate chaos: Extreme heat, wildfires and record-setting storms suggest a frightening future is already here, CBS
Congressional News
Dems threaten subpoenas as DeJoy pushes back against attacks, Politico
Stimulus Update: Congress Made No Progress Over The Weekend, Future Remains Uncertain, Forbes
Joe Biden-Kamala Harris
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to receive regular coronavirus testing, CNN
'Go Joe': 27 Republican former members of Congress say they'll back Biden over Trump, USA Today
Joe Biden Calls For ‘Immediate, Full And Transparent Investigation’ Into Jacob Blake Shooting, Forbes
Read the deeply humane letter KFAN's Mark Rosen got from Joe Biden, City Pages
GOP
Coronavirus in Minnesota: Republicans are campaigning all over Minnesota without masks. What could go wrong?, City Pages
Fact check: False and misleading claims aplenty on health care, voter fraud and Biden’s agenda on first night of RNC, Chicago Tribune
Night one of the RNC was all about spreading fear, in stark contrast to the hopeful message of the DNC, Business Insider
Revisionist History at the R.N.C., New York Times
Trump's convention offers misleading portrait of his presidency, CNN

Jim Hagedorn
“War is coming”: Hagedorn aide associated with conspiratorial, homophobic social media posts, Minnesota Reformer
Donald Trump
New York attorney general files legal action against Trump Organization, revealing state investigation into the company’s financial dealings, Washington Post
Cooper and King go over Trump's misleading RNC speech, CNN
The RNC's love letter to Donald Trump, The Week
Trump's aggressive stance on virus treatments raises concerns about putting politics ahead of safety, CNN
Donald Trump accuses Democrats of plot to 'steal' election at Republican convention, The Guardian

August 24, 2020

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Gov. Tim Walz
Senators weigh future of commerce commissioner's job, question politics on Line 3, Duluth News Tribune
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz faces another lawsuit over mask mandate, Pioneer Press

Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan
‘Pushing that boulder up the hill,’ StarTrib
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Klobuchar to keynote Rockingham County Democrats fundraiser, WMUR
Why America needs a strong Honest Ads Act, Mercury News
Sen. Tina Smith
Sen. Tina Smith and House Candidate Dan Feehan visit Gray Duck Theater & Coffeehouse, Post Bulletin
Rep. Angie Craig
Photos: US Rep. Angie Craig tours Lake City businesses, Post Bulletin
Business owners in Lake City, Red Wing talk about economic recovery, Post Bulletin
CD1 Candidate
Minn. Rep. Hagedorn hires ethics lawyer amid allegations, Bemidji Pioneer
Rep. Collin Peterson
House Chair: Usda Coronavirus Aid Process ‘risks Public Distrust,Successful Farming
Attorney General Keith Ellison
Otto Bremer Trust trustees strike back against Attorney General Keith Ellison's claims, Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal
More than 1,200 complaints filed to Minnesota attorney general about eviction moratorium, StarTrib
Local residents rally for Postal Service, Albert Lea Tribune
Steve Simon
Minnesota Secretary of State says Trump's idea of police at polls 'can't happen', WCCO
MN Sec of State: Poll workers, election judges needed, KTOE
About 100,000 Ramsey County voters have already asked for ballots. Be patient, PIoneer Press
Minnesota Legislature
A fascist manifesto is gaining fans on the right, including state Sen. Roger Chamberlain., MN Reformer

Minnesota News
Latest on COVID-19 in MN: More Sturgis cases expected in Minnesota, MPR
Minnesota's OSHA hits two Twin Cities hospitals with penalties over COVID-19, Star Tribune
Two men from metro suburbs charged with May arson fires, Pioneer Press
U.S. News
Kenosha police shoot man; video of incident appears to show officer firing several shots into his back at close range, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
57 percent of Republicans say coronavirus death toll is 'acceptable', The Hill
Covid-19 deaths have dropped below 1,000 a day as summer surge tailsoff, CNN
News of the World
Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was 'fairly likely' poisoned, Germany says, CNN
Belarus’ Lukashenko carries assault rifle as protesters demand his resignation at mass rally, CNBC
Hong Kong man was reinfected by the coronavirus, researchers say, NBC
Healthcare
6 more deaths, 728 more cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota, StarTrib
Minnesota's OSHA hits two Twin Cities hospitals with penalties over COVID-19, StarTrib
CDC updates school guidelines for Covid-19 pandemic, CNN
Environment
Residents Flee As Gulf Coast Sees Possible Tandem Hurricanes, HuffPost
GOP platform on climate risks ceding issue to Democrats, The Hill
Congressional News
WATCH: Postmaster General DeJoy Testifies In House Oversight Hearing, NPR
Joe Biden-Kamala Harris
Video: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris talk COVID-19 and taxes with ABC's David Muir , ABC
GOP
More than two dozen former Republican lawmakers endorse Joe Biden on first day of GOP convention, CNN
In 1981 a ‘task force’ intimidated voters at the polls. Will Republicans revert to their old tactics?, The Guardian
Donald Trump
Kellyanne Conway to leave the White House at the end of the month, citing the need to focus on her family, Wapo
White House, Trump’s campaign dismiss secret audio in which his sister says ‘you can’t trust him’, Wapo
Trump campaign unveils 2020 Republican National Convention speakers, CBS News

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August 21, 2020


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Gov. Tim Walz
Walz administration keeps up fight against Line 3, MPR
Minnesota Republicans Threaten Not To Confirm Commerce Commissioner Over Enbridge Pipeline, WCCO

Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan
Flanagan, tribal leaders say Native voters have power to shift November election, Red Lake Nation
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Klobuchar, Microsoft's Smith warn of election interference, Axios
Klobuchar: Americans ‘are different, but they don’t want to be divided’, PBS News Hour
Senator Amy Klobuchar discusses the future of broadband, KAAL ABC
Sen. Tina Smith
Senator Tina Smith helps launch investigation into Postmaster General, KVRR
Neither rain nor political heat keeps postal workers from their appointed rounds, Star Tribune
Masked and mingling, Minnesota Democrats celebrate Joe Biden's nomination, Star Tribune

Rep. Dean Phillips
Cline, Phillips bill would mandate 48-hour mininum to review text of legislation prior to voting, Augusta Free Press
Rep. Betty McCollum
Minnesota’s vibrant creative community is in crisis, Fairbault Daily News
Rep. Ilhan Omar
Drawing a false equivalence between Ilhan Omar and Marjorie Taylor Greene is not only incorrect, but a dangerous standard to set when reporting on QAnon candidates, News Break
Rep. Collin Peterson
Johnson, Peterson introduce bill to help newspapers, Post Bulletin
Minnesota News
Coronavirus In Minnesota: 29 Bars, Restaurants Linked To COVID-19 Outbreak, WCCO
17 St. Olaf students suspended after attending off-campus party, Star Tribune
Behind on rent? A new $100 million housing assistance program may help, MPR
U.S. News
Unemployment Claims Rise as Rollout of $300 Benefit Lags, New York Times
Move In, Move Out: For In-Person College, Everything Rests On The First Few Weeks, NPR
Immigrant ‘Dreamers’ in Search of a Job Are Being Turned Away, NY Times
Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Jump to 1.1 Million, NY Times
News of the World
Loss of Greenland Ice Sheet Reached a Record Last Year, NY Times
Mike Pompeo accused European allies of 'siding with the ayatollahs' after they refused to back Trump on Iran, Insider
Mali's coup is cheered at home but upsets neighbours, BBC
Belarus strikes must continue and grow, opposition leader says, BBC
Healthcare
Covid-19 Data Will Once Again Be Collected by CDC, in Policy Reversal, Wall Street Journal
10 more Minnesota bars, restaurants linked to COVID-19 outbreaks, Bring Me the News MN
Coronavirus In Minnesota: 29 Bars, Restaurants Linked To COVID-19 Outbreak, WCCO

Environment
The Atlantic Is Awash With Far More Plastic Than Previously Thought, Study Finds, NPR
Pollution linked to first time asthma in children, study says, CNN
Congressional News
Why there’s still hope for second $1,200 stimulus checks despite stalled congressional talks, CNBC
Senate GOP drafts new scaled-back coronavirus relief measure -- with USPS funding -- as talks remain stalled, CNN
2020
USPS email tells managers not to reconnect sorting machines, CNN
Joe Biden-Kamala Harris
Joe Biden battles Donald Trump for the soul of America. Our choice couldn't be clearer., USA Today
Opinion: How Biden just made Trump's life a lot more complicated, CNN
Voting and victory: Democrats focus on Donald Trump now that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the ticket, USA Today
GOP
Republicans Prepare New Stimulus Bill With No Student Loan Relief, Reduced Unemployment Benefits, Forbes
GOP pollster gives Biden high marks on speech — ‘challenges for Donald Trump are significant’, CNBC
Who's speaking at the RNC? Here's what we know so far., USA Today
Donald Trump
Trump says he wants to use 'sheriffs' as poll watchers on Election Day, NBC
This is one of the most dangerous things Donald Trump has done as president, CNN
Trump Cabinet officials voted in 2018 White House meeting to separate migrant children, say officials, NBC

August 20, 2020


Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Klobuchar: Americans ‘are different, but they don’t want to be divided’, PBS News

Sen. Tina Smith
Senator Tina Smith helps launch investigation into Postmaster General, KVRR
U.S. Sen. Tina Smith talks Postal Service issues, how it could impact Cook County, WTIP
Senate Democrats push HHS to tally college coronavirus outbreaks, Politico

CD 1 Candidate Dan Feehan
LTE: Feehan's actions reflect his priorities, Mankato Free Press
Rep. Collin Peterson
Johnson, Peterson introduce bill to help newspapers, Duluth News Tribune
LTE: Peterson continues to come through for farmers, Crookston Times
Minnesota News
Another plea for college COVID safety amid uptick in Minnesota deaths, Star Tribune
17 new Minnesota COVID-19 deaths reported, Star Tribune
UMD department heads request more detailed plans ahead of fall semester, Duluth News Tribune
U.S. News
Former Trump advisor Steve Bannon arrested on fraud charges in border wall fundraising scheme, CNBC
Wildfires Threaten 25,000 Structures,NYT
Michigan to pay $600m to Flint residents following drinking water disaster, The Guardian
News of the World
Alexei Navalny, Voice Of Russia's Opposition, Is Hospitalized In Possible Poisoning, NPR News
UK government faces more criticism after latest school exam problem, Reuters
Iran sanctions: U.S. set to demand 'snapback' of measures at U.N. Security Council, NBC News
Hurricane warning issued for Baja California as Genevieve aims for a close pass, CNN
Kim Jong-un gives sister Yo-jong 'more responsibilities', BBC
Congressional News
Schumer presses postal board on selection of Louis DeJoy as postmaster general, Politico
2020
The White House has stopped even pretending Trump won't contest the election results, CNN
Read the full speech: Barack Obama's remarks to the 2020 Democratic National Convention, NBC News
Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Childcare is 'infrastructure for families', CNN
Ballot drop boxes are latest battleground in U.S. election fight, Reuters

Joe Biden
For Joe Biden, long path to a potentially crucial presidency, AP
The Speech Joe Biden Has Been Preparing For His Entire Life, New York Times
Joe Biden’s Obamacare opportunity, Vox
The Trait That Joe Biden Shares With Great Leaders, Forbes
Kamala Harris
Harris seizes historic moment in accepting VP nomination, AP
HBCU Graduates Excited For Kamala Harris’ Vice Presidential Nomination, WCCO TV
Kamala Harris' Rise Follows Generations Of Organizing By Black Women, NPR News

GOP
Republicans quietly push mail-in voting despite Trump claims,Politico
Jim Hagedorn
Hagedorn hires lawyer-to-the-GOP-stars, previewing possible ethics case, MN Reformer
Donald Trump
DNC 2020: Kamala Harris blasts Trump 'failure of leadership', BBC
QAnon supporters are celebrating after Trump publicly praised the conspiracy movement for the first time, Insider
Trump calls for boycott of Goodyear, claiming company banned MAGA hats, CBS
Judge rules against Trump in tax records subpoena fight, CNN
The Trump Campaign Accepted Russian Help to Win in 2016. Case Closed., NYT

August 19, 2020


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Gov. Tim Walz
As Trump Visits Minnesota, Elected and Local Leaders Call Out His Divisive Rhetoric and Harmful Policies, RedLake Nation News
Walz appoints new broadband director; doubles down on state’s commitment, KEYC
WALZ ORDERS FLAGS FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF IN HONOR OF LIVES LOST TO COVID-19, KDUZ Radio
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Amy Klobuchar, Melvin Carter cast Minnesota delegation votes at DNC, Star Tribune
Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s full speech | 2020 DNC Night 1, PBS Newshour
Klobuchar reacts to Postmaster General suspending USPS changes until after election, Valley News Live
CD 1 Candidate Dan Feehan
Challenger says Jim Hagedorn ‘asleep at the wheel’ amid reports of questionable spending, St. Paul Pioneer Press
Rep. Collin Peterson
Peterson to receive U.S. Chamber's Spirit of Enterprise Award, INFORUM
Attorney General Keith Ellison
Minnesota joins suit to protect election mail, Star Tribune
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison weighs in on police reforms in state, The Hill
Democrats Connect Climate Change Spending With Job Creation, Courthouse News Services
Minnesota News
Mall of America owner enters into forbearance agreement to help with mortgage troubles, Star Tribune
Anoka City Council votes to keep the city's Human Rights Commission, Star Tribune
Minnesota schools plan for students studying from home during the pandemic, Star Tribune
Red Wing bites off 5-year plan, eyes 2040 goals, Rochester Post Bulletin
Nobles County votes to walk away from W.E.L.L. project, Worthington Daily Globe
Faribault Foods recalls misbranded canned soups, Faribault Daily News
U.S. News
Postal Service backs down on changes as at least 20 states sue over potential mail delays ahead of election, CNN
California declares state of emergency as it fights fires, extreme weather, NBC News
Notre Dame suspends in-person classes after COVID-19 cases surge following off-campus parties, CBS News
Trump dropped into Iowa — and didn't even try to understand the devastation, Salon
A person with Covid-19 may have exposed others at a bar during Sturgis motorcycle rally, CNN
News of the World
Belarus Protests Grow As Russia Warns Germany, France Not To Interfere, NPR News
Coronavirus vaccine: Australia secures access to Oxford-AstraZeneca trial, BBC News
Canada's Trudeau plans sweeping social welfare reform, sources say, Reuters
Mali's President resigns after he was arrested in a military coup, CNN
Senate intelligence report warns of repeat of Russian interference in US election, CNN
Economic
U.S. Stocks Rise After S&P 500’s Record Close, Wall Street Journal
“For the first time in my life, I had money in my savings”: Workers on the relief of the $600 weekly benefit, Vox
Millions of Americans are facing longer periods of unemployment, posing greater financial risks, NBC News
Teachers unions test goodwill with strike threats, hardball negotiations, Politico
Agriculture
Farming Releases Carbon From The Earth's Soil Into The Air. Can We Put It Back?, NPR
First U.S. cases of coronavirus in mink found at Utah fur farms, Washington Post
Environment
‘Climate Donors’ Flock to Biden to Counter Trump’s Fossil Fuel Money, NYT
Another two years lost to climate inaction, says Greta Thunberg, The Guardian
‘Earth Overshoot Day’ Is This Week, NY Times
Immigration
Under Trump, the country’s main immigration agency is going bankrupt, Washington Post
Congressional News
Rank-and-file Dems press Pelosi for more votes on coronavirus aid, Politico
Why Are Senate Republicans Playing Dead? NY Times
Tim Kaine predicts Senate breakthrough in Covid relief after RNC, Politico
Postal Service bill unveiled in House, Roll Call
2020
Postmaster General Backs Down, But Democrats Press For Answers And Assurances, NPR
AOC Clears Up Confusion About DNC Speech Nominating Bernie, Daily Beast
Joe Biden/Kamala Harris
This is the future Joe Biden wants, Vox
Democrats Nominate Biden for President, Delivering Long-Sought Prize, NYT

GOP
QAnon Is the Future of the Republican Party, Nation
The Democratic Party was more racially diverse in 1996 than the Republican Party is today, Wapo
What if Trumpism Is the G.O.P.’s Natural State?, NYT
Right-wing commentator Loomer wins GOP primary in Trump’s Palm Beach district,Wapo
MNGOP
Anderson Cooper to MyPillow CEO: How do you sleep at night?, CNN
Anderson Cooper to MyPillow CEO: 'You really are like a snake oil salesman', The Hill

Donald Trump
Disapproval of Trump's handling of coronavirus pandemic hits record high in CNN poll,The Hill
Cheating is a way of life for Donald Trump – and now it’s his election strategy, The Guardian
Trump says ‘toll’ on Mexico border crossings may finance his wall, LA Times
Trump says "we'll look at" treating COVID with an untested, toxic plant extract touted by MyPillow CEO, CBS
Senate committee made criminal referral of Trump Jr., Bannon, Kushner, two others to federal prosecutors, NBC
US Senate report goes beyond Mueller to lay bare Trump campaign's Russia links,The Guardian

August 17, 2020

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Democratic National Convention Week in Minnesota
Join us this week for a slate of virtual events and tune in to the 2020 Democratic National Convention from August 17-20, happening from 9:00 to 11:00 PM ET every night, for more information click here!
Today - August 17th
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Minnesota Democratic National Convention Virtual Kick Off with AG Keith Ellison & Mayor Carter - To RSVP follow this link!

Wednesday - August 19th
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Minnesota Democratic National Convention Virtual Watch Party with Tina Smith and Cheri Bustos - To RSVP follow this link!
Thursday - August 20th
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Minnesota Democratic National Convention Virtual Watch Party with Amy Klobuchar and Andrew Yang - To RSVP follow this link!
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Gov. Tim Walz
How Minnesota Senate Republicans could dismantle the Walz administration, commissioner by commissioner, Minn Post
Walz, Ellison, faith leaders call for unity in wake of attack on imam, StarTrib

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Amy Klobuchar to be the face of Minnesota in a largely virtual Democratic convention, StarTrib
Sen. Tina Smith
‘They Are Full Of Passion And Energy’: Sen. Tina Smith Pushing To Help Younger, Struggling Farmers, WCCO
Klobuchar, Smith announce $1M in funding for rural MN Opioid Epidemic, WDIO
Rep. Betty McCollum
Bill would halt federal review of mine plans in Superior National Forest, PioneerPress
The Great American Outdoors Act might just be our chance to get public lands right, MinnPost
Rep. Collin Peterson
Peterson Leads Bipartisan Letter Urging Enforcement of Dairy Provisions in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, Red Lake Nation
Attorney General Keith Ellison
St. Paul man accused of selling N95 masks at unreasonably high prices agrees to pay $6,800
Nisswa restaurant Iron Waffle remains open in defiance of mask order, Bring Me the News MN
It's high time an attorney general took on the Bremer Foundation: Here's why, StarTrib
Minnesota News
Thousands of Minnesota students still don’t have internet for distance learning, MN Reformer
Latest on COVID-19 in MN: Case count passes 65,000; death toll climbs past 1,700, MPR
Trump set to campaign Monday in Mankato, MPR
Dueling demonstrations have become a weekly fixture in Appleton, Minn., Star Tribune
U.S. News
Death Valley reaches 130 degrees, hottest temperature in U.S. in at least 107 years, CBS
Trump elevates Scott Atlas, a doctor with a rosier coronavirus outlook, Politico
Trump administration announces plans to drill in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, CNN
Educators feel trapped between bad options as the school year begins, NBC News
News of the World
Belarus President Sends SOS to Putin, Tells Protesters: You’ll Have to Kill Me to Get New Elections, Daily Beast
New Zealand: Jacinda Ardern delays election over coronavirus fears,BBC
Lebanese Face Threat of Widespread Hunger After Beirut Explosion, Wall Street Journal
Thailand's monarchy was long considered God-like. But protesters say it's time for change, CNN
Healthcare
Coronavirus In Minnesota: MDH Reports 754 More COVID-19 Cases, 7 Additional Deaths, WCCO
CDC gives three-month window of immunity after COVID-19 infection, The Hill
New saliva-based Covid-19 test could be a fast and cheap 'game changer,' CNN
With second virus wave coming, Minnesota waits for millions of N95 masks, Star Tribune
Coronavirus In Minnesota: MDH Reports 754 More COVID-19 Cases, 7 Additional Deaths, WCCO
COVID-19 study finds racial disparity in hospitalizations in Minnesota, Star Tribune
Labor
A California judge ruled Uber and Lyft must classify drivers as employees. What does that mean for DoorDash and Instacart? News Break
Postal carriers union endorses Biden, warns that 'survival' of USPS is at stake, NBC
Agriculture
From farm to factory: the unstoppable rise of American chicken, The Guardian
2020 CASH RENTS REMAIN FLAT FOR FOURTH STRAIGHT YEAR, USDA REPORTS, Successful Farming
Environment
'Highest temperature on Earth' as Death Valley, US hits 54.4C, BBC News
Mauritius residents join efforts to contain oil spill as grounded ship splits in two, NBC News
Trump Administration Finalizes Plan to Open Arctic Refuge to Drilling, NY Times
Microplastic particles found in human organs by US scientists, The Guardian
Immigration
USCIS Staff Furloughs Will Grind Legal Immigration To A Halt, Forbes
Looming Fee Increase Could Thwart Many U.S. Citizenship Applications, NY Times
U.S. policy of expelling migrant children without an asylum interview challenged in class-action lawsuit, CBS News
Lawyers Say Guards at Immigration Jail “Systematically” Sexually Assaulted Prisoners, Democracy Now
Education
COVID-19 will hit colleges when students arrive for fall semester. So why open at all? Money is a factor. USA Today
The Science Is Simple, So Why Is Opening Schools So Complicated? NPR
As Colleges Move Classes Online, Families Rebel Against the Cost, NY Times
Congressional News
Pelosi calls House back to D.C. as Democrats set emergency postal hearing amid fears over delayed ballots, NBC News
Congress exits with no deal, leaving economists flabbergasted, The Hill
2020
CNN Poll: Biden and Trump matchup tightens as enthusiasm hits new high, CNN
Are Trump’s prospects better than the experts think? Washington state might hold a clue., WaPo

Joe Biden/Kamala Harris
Widespread Fears About Unfair Election As Democrats Prepare To Nominate Joe Biden, HuffPo
This is the future Joe Biden wants, Vox
GOP
QAnon Was a Theory on a Message Board. Now It’s Headed to Congress., NY Times
Bernstein: This will be Republican party's shame for generations, CNN
QAnon is conspiratorial, dangerous, and growing. And we're talking about it all wrong., CNN
An exotic dancer, a nuclear engineer, a QAnon enthusiast and Laura Loomer: The GOP race to represent Trump’s Palm Beach district, WaPo
Mitt Romney Slams Trump Administration On COVID-19: There’s No Way To Spin Death Toll, HuffPo
Donald Trump
Trump makes another attempt to blame Amazon for post office problems, CNBC
Trump eyes new unproven coronavirus "cure", Axios
Trump Amplifies Ugly Attack On ‘Democrat’ Cities, HuffPo
Trump defends U.S. Postal Service changes as Democrats mount pressure, Reuters
Trump administration approves oil leasing in Alaska wildlife refuge, Reuters

August 16, 2020


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Gov. Tim Walz
Walz visits Bloomington mosque as 2 teenagers are charged with assaulting cleric, Pioneer Press
How Minnesota Senate Republicans could dismantle the Walz administration, commissioner by commissioner, MinnPost
Governor Walz Signs Two Bills Into Law, The Neighbor
Sen Amy Klobuchar
Klobuchar, Smith announce $1M in funding for rural MN Opioid Epidemic, WDIO
The Future of Music: Sens. Cornyn, Klobuchar Speak Out About “Not Letting the Music Die”, Spectrum News

Attorney General Keith Ellison
AG Ellison Secures Agreement With Price Gouging Store Owner Who Sold N95 Masks For Inflated Prices, WCCO

Minnesota Legislature
Meet The Politician Who Lives on TikTok, Politico
Duluth's Schultz, Democrats challenge Trump on Social Security, Duluth News Tribune
Minnesota News
In Minneapolis, months after George Floyd’s death, Black residents cope with ‘racial battle fatigue’, LA Times
In battle over mail-in voting, the mail in Minnesota is running late, Star Tribune
After teens charged in Bloomington imam attack, state leaders call out hate, City Pages
Voters show every sign of turning out in force this year, Star Tribune
Minnesota high court to expedite mail-in voting decision, Star Tribune
U.S. News
Calls for nationwide sickout as Arizona school district cancels reopening, The Guardian
'It’s a little nerve-wracking': Lunchtime for students looks different amid COVID-19, USA TodayMaking billions v making ends meet: how the pandemic has split the US economy in two, The Guardian
News of the World
US sees embarrassing UN defeat over Iran arms embargo proposal, The Guardian
After devastating Beirut explosion, trauma sinks in, Al Jazeera
South Korea Warns of Another Covid-19 Outbreak Tied to a Church, NYT
2020
Biden campaign goes virtual in Minnesota, while Trump campaign continues in person, Star Tribune
Here are the 2020 Senate races to watch as the COVID-19 election comes into focus, USA Today
Voters can replace a party that knows how to fight with one that knows how to govern, The Guardian
Joe Biden
Here are the Trump battleground states that Harris can help Biden retake, NBC
Kamala Harris
Newsweek apologizes for op-ed that questioned Kamala Harris' citizenship, The Guardian
Harris looks to complete Biden path to presidency, The Hill
Harris pays early dividends for Biden campaign, Politico
Kamala Harris draws support from unique bloc: Sorority sisters, The Hill
GOP
Romney criticizes Trump's mail-in voting attacks, COVID-19 response, USA Today
South Dakota declines unemployment aid from Trump executive orders, The Hill
A Virginia House Candidate Campaigns By Attacking ‘A Man Dressed as a Woman’, NYT
Republican QAnon candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene's win highlights coming 2020 crisis, NBC
QAnon Incited Her to Kidnap Her Son and Then Hid Her From the Law, Daily Beast
Jim Hagedorn
Congressman spent tax dollars on vendor owned by a member of his staff, MN Reformer
Rep. Hagedorn fires chief of staff after allowance spending spree, Star Tribune
Donald Trump
Trump's finger-pointing on USPS is latest attempt to rewrite history in real time, CNN
Robert S. Trump, the President’s Younger Brother, Dies at 71, NYT
Trump's beef with TikTok is an existential threat to the internet, The Guardian
Trump Says 'Don't Tell Me What I Know,' Refuses to Say Kamala Harris is Eligible After False Birther Claims, Newsweek
Trump, GOP make big-city safety worries a campaign issue, MPR
Trump opposes election aid for states and Postal Service bailout, threatening Nov. 3 vote, NY Times

August 14, 2020

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Gov. Tim Walz
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Gov. Tim Walz Extends Peacetime Emergency In Minnesota, WCCO
Republican-controlled Senate fires Walz commissioner, MPR
Gov. Tim Walz names new Minnesota National Guard leader, KARE 11
Walz-Flanagan officially endorse Biden-Harris for president, vice president, Pioneer Press
Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan
Influential Native American Women To Lead Recovery Conversations At American Indian Tourism Conference, Los Alamos Post
Sen Amy Klobuchar
‘Kamala Is A Good Friend’: Sen. Amy Klobuchar Praises Joe Biden’s VP Selection, WCCO
Attorney General Keith Ellison
Minnesota Attorney General asks court to remove Otto Bremer Trust trustees, Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal
Prosecutors want joint trial for 4 ex-cops in Floyd death, MPR
Letters: Raise our voices to confront systems of inequity, Pioneer Press
The Infuriating History of Why P,olice Unions Have So Much Power, Mother Jones

Minnesota News
Weekly virus report has mixed results for school reopening plans; cases tick up in Ramsey County, Pioneer Press
St. Paul rebuilding efforts inch along after civil unrest, MPR
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey unveils scaled down budget plan for 2021, Star Tribune
Trump set to campaign Monday in Mankato, MPR
Fox 9, Fox News, Trump campaign blow dog whistle on MN Freedom Fund,City Pages
U.S. News
The many divisions over Trump's methane rollback, Axios
U.S. Postal Service warns that Pennsylvania's mail-in ballot laws could cause some votes not to be counted, CBS News
American Passports Are Useless Now, The Atlantic
13 States Make Contact Tracing Data Public. Here's What They're Learning, NPR
News of the World
A faltering U.S.-China trade deal is now the nations' strongest link, Reuters
After Beirut, Experts Warn Of 'Dangerous Gaps' In U.S. Oversight Of Ammonium Nitrate, NPR
'It's like a war': beatings and indiscriminate arrests as armed men roam streets of Minsk, Guardian
Economy
Government Contractors Nickel-and-Diming Coronavirus Relief Recipients, The American Prospect
Markets rise as economy struggles; 'It does not make sense', The Hill
Healthcare
How Red America learned to love Medicaid expansion, Star Tribune
The pandemic's toll on mental health, Axios
US health insurers doubled profits in second quarter amid pandemic, Guardian

Immigration
Trump administration can enforce green card wealth test in most states, court rules, CBS News
U.S. Immigration Shutdown Imminent As Congress Talks Collapse, Forbes
An Immigration Backfire? NPR
Environment
Global Warming Could Unlock Carbon From Tropical Soil, NY Times
Trump rolls back methane climate standards for oil and gas industry, The Guardian
Agriculture
USDA SEES RECORD-HIGH 2020 U.S. CORN, SOYBEAN YIELDS, Successful Farming
Education
COVID-19 and college: Professors say they worry about students and their families, MPR
Remote Learning Is Hard. Losing Family Members Is Worse. NY Times
Justice Department accuses Yale of discriminating against Asian American and White applicants, CNN
Labor
The recession is over for the rich, but the working class is far from recovered, Washington Post
Congressional News
Congressional action on new relief package likely to wait until September -- at least, CNN
175 members of Congress call on postmaster general to reverse changes, restructuring ahead of election, The Hill
2020
A record number of women could be elected to the House this fall, Vox
The Most Interesting Details About Joe Biden’s Vice Presidential Selection Process, NY Mag
Besieged on all sides, Ron Johnson says his probe 'would certainly' help Trump win reelection, Politico
Colorado secretary of state accuses Trump of lying about mail-in voting, CNN
Joe Biden
Poll: Biden maintains clear lead over Trump nationally, Politico
Biden Urges Mandatory Masks, and Trump Pushes Birtherism, NYT
GOP
Blame Fox News For the Rise of QAnon, Daily Beast
McCarthy faces QAnon squeeze, Politico
Donald Trump
Trump admits he’s stalling pandemic relief to make it harder to vote, Vox
Trump pushes anti-immigrant message even as coronavirus dominates campaign, Reuters
Even The New York Post Is Done With Donald Trump’s ‘Nasty’ Attacks On Kamala Harris, HuffPo
President Trump requests mail-in ballot ahead of Florida's primary election, CBS News
The Trump campaign attack on Kamala Harris’s citizenship is right out of the birther playbook, Vox

August 13, 2020

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DFL News
DFL Party Statement on Trump’s Plan to Visit Minnesota on Monday, dfl.org
DFL Party Statement on Senate GOP’s Decision to Oust Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Commissioner,dfl.org
Tyler Kistner Nowhere to Be Found as Trump Rolls Out Plan to Defund Social Security and Medicare, dfl.org
DFL Party Endorsed Candidates Triumph, dfl.org
Gov. Tim Walz
Walz extends peacetime emergency, state mask mandate, KEYC
Walz announces new commissioner of Minnesota Management and Budget, KSTP
Gov. Tim Walz names new Minnesota National Guard leader, KARE 11

Sen Tina Smith
Lawmakers, advocates aim to advance social justice through marijuana reform, KEYC
American Wind Energy Association Recognizes Bipartisan Leadership in Clean Energy, Reve
Rep. Ilhan Omar
Ilhan Omar vows to keep fighting as she savors a decisive victory, Pioneer Press
Ilhan Omar Becomes Latest Progressive to Embrace Kamala Harris, Newsweek
By the numbers: How Ilhan Omar won, MPR News

Attorney General Keith Ellison
Ellison seeks to oust Bremer trustees, end battle over bank, Star Tribune
Prosecutors want joint trial for 4 ex-cops in Floyd death, MPR News

Minnesota Legislature
Minnesota House, Senate convene for 3rd special session; Walz extends peacetime emergency, KSTP
Legislature approves emergency funding for disability service providers after months, KSTP
In historic move, women to fill Duluth’s three legislative seats, KBJR
Republican-controlled Senate fires Walz commissioner, MPR News
Minnesota News
Extremes in Minnesota COVID-19 cases and deaths, but no sign of trend yet, Star Tribune
More than 100,000 voters cast ballots in primary in Minneapolis, Star Tribune
COVID-19 and college: Professors say they worry about students and their families, MPR News
In Minnesota, many Black women entrepreneurs missed out on PPP dollars, MPR News
South Central College awarded $1.3 million for its TRIO program, Mankato Free Press
U.S. News