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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!
Follow the DFL on Twitter!
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!
Follow the DFL on Twitter!

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!
Follow the DFL on Twitter!

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!
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
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!
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 - 7:00 – 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!
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 - 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

DFL Action Center
67 Days OUT - Let's get to work!
Thanks for tuning into the Democratic National Convention! Now let's go win in November! 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
Tomorrow - 11AM - 1PM - 20 Days To Early Vote Phone Bank Kick-Off with Rep. Angie Craig - Click here for more info!

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

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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
Financial disclosures reveal postmaster general's business entanglements and likely conflicts of interest, experts say, CNN
Midwest derecho devastates Iowa corn crop. Satellite imagery shows damage., Washington Post
The CDC issues a dire warning for the fall if coronavirus measures are not followed, CNN
'Explosive' Lake Fire in Southern California burns 10,000 acres in just hours, forces evacuations in Los Angeles County, USA Today
News of the World
String of smaller blasts preceded massive Beirut explosion: Israeli seismologist, Reuters
New Zealand coronavirus: 14 new Covid-19 cases reported, BBC
Belarus election: Women form 'solidarity chains' to condemn crackdown, BBC
Economy
U.S. weekly jobless claims fall to 963,000, first time below 1 million since mid-March, CNBC
Immigration
Op-Ed: Many immigrants live in fear, lack basic rights: We have the power to change the system., USA Today
Op-Ed: Why immigration is good for American workers and their employers, USA Today
Trump Immigration Policy Now Blocks World’s Most Highly Skilled, Forbes
Trump administration can enforce green card wealth test in most states, court rules, CBS News
With looming decline in GDP, US must allow more immigration, The Hill
Environment
The Oil Spill At Mauritius Is A Disaster. And It Could Soon Get Worse, NPR
Agriculture
Plagues of field mice decimating crops, say German farmers,Guardian
Education
Union says teachers being left out of reopening discussions by some MN school districts, Bring Me The News
Covid-19 in the classroom becomes stark reality for parents who've sent their children back to school, CNN
Labor
First-time jobless claims fall below 1 million for the first time since March, CNN
Trump’s $300 unemployment benefit may take more than a month to arrive — if it comes at all, CNBC
The Class of 2020: unemployed, taking on debt and struggling to pay the bills, CNBC
Congressional News
Standoff over Covid relief could drag into September, Politico
175 members of Congress call on postmaster general to reverse changes, restructuring ahead of election, The Hill
Pelosi says COVID-19 aid can't wait until September: 'People will die', The Hill
2020
Donald Trump to campaign in 4 states — including in Joe Biden's hometown — during week of Democratic National Convention, USA Today
Joe Biden
With the Biden-Harris Ticket, Environmental Justice Is a Focus,NY Times
Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris just showed why Biden chose her as his running mate, CNN
Kamala Harris takes aim at Trump in first campaign speech, CNN
MNGOP
GOP congressional candidate Gene Rechtzigel’s website is... something else, City Pages
GOP
Here's How Republicans Are Boosting Kanye West's Presidential Campaign, NPR
Eric Trump likes tweet calling Harris a sexist slur, CNN
Donald Trump
Trump says he’s blocking Postal Service funding because Democrats want to expand mail-in voting during pandemic, Wapo
Trump praises GOP candidate despite her QAnon support, CNN
Trump goes after FBI director Wray, whom he appointed, and issues warning to Barr, CNN
The Trump Files: The Time Donald Trump Got Called Out for Failing to Hire Minorities, Mother Jones

August 11, 2020

DFL Action Center
VOTE IN THE PRIMARY TODAY!
If you or someone you know has trouble registering to vote or casting a ballot, we encourage you to reach out to the DFL's Voter Protection Hotline at 833-DFL-VOTE (833-335-8683)
84 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!
Upcoming Virtual Events
Tomorrow
7:00 - 8:00 PM - DFL Rural Caucus Zoom Town Hall with Congressional Candidates
Dan Feehan (MN01), Quinn Nystrom (MN08) and Rep. Angie Craig - If you are not a current member you may request the zoom link by emailing dfl.ruralcaucus@gmail.com
Gov. Tim Walz
Gov. Walz Appeals Decision After Feds Deny Aid For Minneapolis, Patch

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Sen. Klobuchar slams Trump’s executive actions as an unconstitutional ‘gimmick,’ MSNBC
Klobuchar, Baldwin tout Biden, blast Trump during virtual campaign events aimed at Kenosha, Superior, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sen Tina Smith
Minnesota Senator Questions Changes to the Postal Service, KNSI
Fischer’s bipartisan bill improves mental health grant transparency, Ripon Advance
Rep. Ilhan Omar
Ilhan Omar faces a well-funded primary challenge in her first reelection bid, Vox
Attorney General Keith Ellison
Reader's View: Beware biased sources of climate deniers, Duluth News Tribune
Secretary of State Steve Simon
Increase in absentee ballots will slow election results this week, St. Cloud Times
After 'tidal wave' of mail-in ballots, Minnesota polls open for primary voting Tuesday, StarTrib
Minnesota News
Study offers ways to connect Northstar rail to St. Cloud, Star Tribune
The Twin Cities and suburbs used to share Minnesota’s affordable housing. Then something went wrong., MN Reformer
North Minneapolis residents say homeless shelter planned without their input, City Pages
U.S. News
Citing coronavirus, Trump administration weighs more restrictions on the US-Mexico border that could include citizens, CNN
At Least 97,000 Children Tested Positive For Coronavirus In Last 2 Weeks Of July, NPR
The Supreme Court’s enigmatic “shadow docket,” explained, Vox
Nebraska Meatpacking Workers Continue to Struggle During the Pandemic, The American Prospect
Postal Traumatic Stress, The American Prospect
News of the World
Putin says Russia has approved 'world first' Covid-19 vaccine. But questions over its safety remain, CNN
New U.S. sanctions add uncertainty for global banks looking to tap China market, CNBC
Belarusian opposition leader flees abroad after bloody clashes, Reuters
In Thailand, Students Take on the Military (and ‘Death Eaters’), NY Times
The end of Hong Kong's political freedom is here, Axios
Economy
The legal questions surrounding Trump’s new executive orders, answered, Vox
4 in 5 CEOs expect more widespread remote working after pandemic: poll, The Hill
Health Care
The Costs of Trump’s Debacle on COVID Testing, The American Prospect
Trump Health-Care Agenda Still a Work in Progress, Wall St Journal
Immigration
Court Case Against Trump Immigration And Visa Ban Moves Forward, Forbes
Apple to Amazon Line Up Against Trump’s Immigrant Visa Ban, Bloomberg
Environment
The $16 billion plan to beam Australia’s Outback sun onto Asia’s power grids, Washington Post
The U.S. Needs to Address Its Climate Migration Problem, Scientific America
Agriculture
CORN, SOYBEAN GROWTH STAGES PROGRESS, USDA SAYS, Successful Farming
U.S. farmers leave fields fallow as COVID-19 wrecks crop prospects, Reuters
Education
GOP senator who wanted to abolish Education Dept. now wants to give Betsy DeVos $50 billion, Salon
Labor
'I'm homeless': Florida's unemployed struggle with system designed to fail, The Guardian
Biden’s Disability Plan Could Close the Equal-Pay Loophole, The Atlantic
Teachers union launches $500K ad buy calling for education funding in relief bill, The Hill
Congressional News
Democrats seize on Trump's payroll tax deferral as an attack on Social Security, Medicare, Politico
Shaheen asks for watchdog probe into Census Bureau schedule, Roll Call
House won’t take votes Labor Day week, citing COVID-19 concerns, Roll Call
What Will It Take to Pass More COVID Relief Now?, Slate
2020
DNC lineup of speakers headlined by the Obamas and Jill Biden as keynotes, USA Today
Biden’s V.P. Pick Is Said to Be Imminent, New York Times
Wisconsin’s primaries are setup for the real battle in November, Vox
Puerto Ricans, upset at botched primary, demand answers, USA Today
Joe Biden
My Statement on Elections in Belarus, Joe Biden Medium
Sierra Club Endorses Joe Biden for President, Sierra Club
GOP
A devastating indictment of the Republican Party from a GOP insider, Vox
Five Ways Trump And GOP Officials Are Undermining The Election Process, FiveThirtyEight
QAnon groups have millions of members on Facebook, documents show, NBC News
Searing George Conway Column Shows Trump’s Supporters What They Really Believe In, HuffPo
Republicans retrench in fight for the Senate, Politico
Constraints gone, GOP ramps up effort to monitor voting, AP
Donald Trump
Is Trump Sabotaging the Postal Service?, Slate
Trump said the 1918 Spanish flu 'probably ended' World War II, which did not begin until 21 years after that pandemic, Insider
The Hall of Shame for GOP senators who remain silent on Donald Trump, The Hill
Five Ways Trump And GOP Officials Are Undermining The Election Process, 538
Trump Schooled Online After Claiming ‘1917’ Flu Pandemic ‘Probably Ended’ WWII, HuffPo

August 10, 2020

DFL Action Center
VOTE IN THE PRIMARY TOMORROW!
If you haven't voted by mail, be sure to vote on August 11th! If you or someone you know has trouble registering to vote or casting a ballot, we encourage you to reach out to the DFL's new Voter Protection Hotline at 833-DFL-VOTE (833-335-8683)
85 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!
Upcoming Virtual Events
August 12th
7:00 - 8:00 PM - DFL Rural Caucus Zoom Town Hall with Congressional Candidates
Dan Feehan (MN01), Quinn Nystrom (MN08) and Rep. Angie Craig - If you are not a current member you may request the zoom link by emailing dfl.ruralcaucus@gmail.com
Follow the DFL on Twitter!

Gov. Tim Walz
Gov. Tim Walz to convene third special session of the summer starting Wednesday, StarTrib
Walz appealing FEMA's decision to deny federal aid to MN after riots, Bring Me the News MN
On visit to Duluth, Walz pitches use of face masks to get back to normal, Duluth News Tribune
In Duluth, Gov. Walz says local rise in COVID-19 cases 'still manageable,' StarTrib
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Baldwin, Klobuchar to appear in virtual campaign events Monday for Joe Biden, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Klobuchar, Minnesota activists tout candidate Biden's manufacturing plan, Brainerd Dispatch
Senators Smith and Klobuchar speak out against Postmaster General's changes to Postal Service, KARE 11
Sen Tina Smith
Minnesota Senator Questions Changes To the Postal Service, KNSI
Klobuchar, Smith Announce SBA Disaster Assistance for Small Businesses in Minnesota, KTOE
Rep. Ilhan Omar
We endorse: Ilhan Omar for Minnesota Fifth Congressional District, Mshale African Community Newspaper
Rep. Omar, Sen. Sanders Push For 'Make Billionaires Pay' Act, Patch

Rep. Angie Craig
Smith, Craig unveil bill to grant high school students unemployment compensation, KEYC
Rep. Collin Peterson
Peterson Leads Biofuels Caucus in Requesting Direct Aid for Renewable Fuel Producers, Red Lake Nation
Rep. Betty McCollum
Migratory Birds Get Another Major Funding Boost in House Interior Bill, American Brid Conservancy
Rep. Dean Phillips
Rep. Dean Phillips says that Congress trying to get new unemployment aid done, WCCO
Cline, Phillips introduce bipartisan bill to promote efficient technology use by federal agencies, Augusta Free Press
Attorney General Keith Ellison
Request to dismiss Hennepin County Attorney Freeman from George Floyd case denied; Ellison adds attorney to prosecution team, KSTP
Attorney General's report on Lowering Pharmaceutical Drug Prices wins national award, Red Lake Nation
Secretary of State Steve Simon
Their mail was not delivered for days. Now these Minneapolis residents are worried about their votes counting. Washington Post
Minnesota News
A different messenger: Ramsey County relies on culturally competent voices — instead of government — to deliver COVID-19 info, MN Reformer
United Hospital faces lawsuit over safety after firing ER nurse, Star Tribune
Health officials say these MN districts can reopen schools. So, why won’t they?, Pioneer Press
U.S. News
100 arrested, 13 officers injured in overnight Chicago unrest following police-involved shooting, NBC News
Pelosi says election threats from Russia and China are not equal, Politico
To save the Postal Service, bring it online, The Hill
America is failing Black moms during the pandemic, Vox
Richer Americans are more comfortable eating out, Axios
The Senate Is America’s Most Structurally Racist Institution, NY Mag
News of the World
China sanctions Rubio, Cruz and other US officials for 'Hong Kong-related issues', CNN
Belarus election: Opposition disputes Lukashenko landslide win, BBC
Hong Kong police raid on newspaper filmed in real time as China flexes muscles, Reuters
Why Brooks Brothers Can Use Bankruptcy and Argentina Can’t, The American Prospect
Lebanon's cabinet under pressure as ministers quit and anger grows over Beirut blast, Reuters
Economy
Trump's big power move leaves workers in limbo, CNN
I Am the C.E.O. of Uber. Gig Workers Deserve Better. NY Times
Health Care
97,000 children reportedly test positive for coronavirus in two weeks as schools gear up for instruction, CBS
Minneapolis free COVID-19 testing on Aug. 11 and Aug. 15, KSTP
U.S. Hits 5 Million Coronavirus Cases As Debate Lingers Over The Path Forward, NPR
Immigration
Court Case Against Trump Immigration And Visa Ban Moves Forward, Forbes
17th immigrant dies in ICE custody, twice as many as last fiscal year, NBC News
Environment
Earth is overheating. Millions are already feeling the pain. NY Times
US hurricane experts predict 'extremely active' storm season, The Guardian
Agriculture
PANDEMIC AID IS TOO CONSTRICTED AND TOO SLOW, AG GROUPS AND LAWMAKERS TELL USDA, Successful Farming
U.S. FARM EXPORTS LAG BEHIND IMPORTS, CREATING A TRADE DEFICIT, Successful Farming
How Suffering Farmers May Determine Trump’s Fate, The New Yorker
Education
School Is Starting. What Does That Mean For You? NPR
These Teachers Are Back In School Already. Here’s How They Feel. HuffPost
Labor
July jobs report: Economy added back 1.763 million payrolls in July, unemployment rate fell to 10.2%, Bureau of Labor Statistics
New guidance for protecting migrant workers during the coronavirus pandemic, UN News
Police Unions Are Anti-Labor, Harvard Political Review
Congressional News
Schumer slams Republicans, Trump for handling of Russian election threats, Politico
Pelosi slams Trump's executive actions on coronavirus relief: 'Absurdly unconstitutional', NBC News
2020
There Will Be No October Surprise This Year, The American Prospect
As decision day nears, VP hopefuls rake in big money for Biden, Politico
Joe Biden
My Statement on Five Million COVID-19 Infections, Joe Biden Medium
My Statement on President Trump’s Executive Orders to Sow More Chaos and Confusion, Joe Biden Medium
My Statement on the Grand Canyon, Joe Biden Medium
GOP
Watch a 'pro-Trump' Republican's wacky colonoscopy ad, City Pages
Donald Trump
Trump walks out of news conference after reporter asks him about Veterans Choice lie he's told more than 150 times, CNN
Trump Aides: Outbreaks ‘Inevitable’ at Reopened Schools, Daily Beast
With latest executive orders, Trump gets approval from his golf club crowd, Politico
White House Reportedly Asked How To Get A New President’s Face On Mount Rushmore, HuffPo
The White House Paid Up to $500 Million Too Much for These Ventilators, Congressional Investigators Say, ProPublica
Democrats call Trump’s coronavirus relief orders “paltry” and “absurdly unconstitutional”, Vox
Touched A Nerve? Trump Flips Out After Anthony Scaramucci Delivers Warning On Fox News, HuffPo
Trump’s Old Words About Obama’s Executive Orders Come Back To Haunt Him, HuffPo

August 7, 2020

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August 12th
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Gov. Tim Walz
Walz: Masks 'give us more freedom' to feel safe in community during COVID-19 pandemic, St. Cloud Times
Lawsuit aims to block mask mandate at polling places, StarTrib
Walz again requests federal help to rebuild after unrest, KSTP
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Sen. Klobuchar introduces COVID-19 mental health legislation, WDIO ABC Duluth
Klobuchar Asks GAO To Examine Prescription Drug Rebate Traps, Forbes
Klobuchar, Smith Announce Crop Insurance Deadline Extensions, KTOE
Sen Tina Smith
In Farmfest forum, voters get a first look at the Tina Smith-Jason Lewis Senate contest, Minn Post
Klobuchar, Smith Announce SBA Disaster Assistance for Small Businesses in Minnesota, KTOE
Rep. Ilhan Omar
Rep. Ilhan Omar Speaks On The Importance Of Addressing Racial Bias In Black Maternal Care,
Attorney General Keith Ellison
MN AG Ellison applauds lawsuit that seeks to dismantle NRA, WCCO
MN Attorney General’s Office settles suit against Marshall property owner, Marshall Independent
Secretary of State Steve Simon
Judge extends Minnesota vote-by-mail changes to November, WDIO ABC Duluth
300,000 Minnesotans should mail their primary ballots ‘ASAP.’ Or vote in person. Pioneer Press

Minnesota News
Grieving Minnesota family overwhelmed after funeral leads to COVID-19 outbreak, Star tribune
A field guide to one of the weirdest Minnesota primary elections ever, MinnPost
Many Minnesota teachers wary of returning to the classroom, MPR
Want to support a black-owned restaurant? Here are St. Paul options., Pioneer Press
Meet Minnesota's Teacher of the Year, first Somali American to win honor, MPR
Minnesota parents rush to create 'learning pods' for distance learning, Star Tribune
U.S. News
New York Attorney General Moves To Dissolve The NRA After Fraud Investigation,NPR
Postal Service chief denies slowing down election mail to assist Trump, Politico
South Dakota town braces for 100,000 bikers despite Covid threat, The Guardian
News of the World
Lebanon president: Beirut explosion either due to negligence or missile, bomb, USA Today
In Colombia, ‘climate-smart’ villages show how the future of farming could look, CNBC
India now has more than 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases, CNN
Economy
167K workers added to private payrolls in July as US labor market rebound slowed: ADP, The Hill
Health Care
Minnesota reports 867 more COVID-19 cases, 39 in Olmsted County, KTTC
St. Paul offering free COVID-19 testing for 4 weekends, KSTP
Almost 30 Test Positive For COVID-19 After Attending Funeral In Becker County, WCCO
Immigration
The cost of applying for U.S. citizenship is dramatically increasing, USA Today
Former President Bush pays tribute to immigrants in new book, AP
Environment
Covid-19 lockdown will have 'negligible' impact on climate crisis – study, The Guardian
Agriculture
FDA/USDA say they are making progress on labeling cell-made food, Food Safety News
In Colombia, ‘climate-smart’ villages show how the future of farming could look, CNBC
In a Wistful Age, Farmers Find a New Angle: Chore TV, NY Times
Returning to our roots: Black Americans are redefining relationship to the land with gardening, farming, USA Today
Education
How Safe Is Your School's Reopening Plan? Here's What To Look For, NPR
A crisis is looming for U.S. colleges — and not just because of the pandemic, NBC News
Labor
Minnesota is helping malls that serve immigrant communities survive the COVID-19 downturn. How much aid will their tenants see? Sahan Journal
14 tech organizers and labor experts share their ideas for re-empowering American workers, Business Insider
Congressional News
As Jobs Report Looms, White House and Congress Say Stark Divisions Remain Over Stimulus Plan, NY Times
GOP
As Trump attacks mail ballots, Republicans see their own prospects damaged, Reuters
How inequality is changing the Republican Party — and breaking American politics, Vox
Donald Trump
Joe Biden attacks Donald Trump for 'shameful' claim he is 'against God', The Guardian
Trump faces another challenge to rewrite of bedrock environmental law NEPA, The Hill
Trump's dreams of a vaccine as his October Surprise aren't rooted in reality, CNN
Trump Reinstates Tariff on Canadian Aluminum, NYT
“Mr. President, What Are Your Priorities?” Is Not a Tough Question, New Yorker


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August 6, 2020

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89 Days OUT - Let's get to work!
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Upcoming Virtual Events
August 12th
7:00 - 8:00 PM - DFL Rural Caucus Zoom Town Hall with Congressional Candidates
Dan Feehan (MN01), Quinn Nystrom (MN08) and Rep. Angie Craig - If you are not a current member you may request the zoom link by emailing dfl.ruralcaucus@gmail.com
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Gov. Tim Walz
Minnesota businesses to receive federal support to help rebuild after civil unrest, KAAL
Federal grant for Southwest light rail edging closer to approval, Minneapolis/St.Paul Business Journal
Minnesota's cultural malls will benefit from $2.5 million state grant, Star Tribune
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Klobuchar, Smith Announce Crop Insurance Deadline Extensions, KYMN Northfield
Senate Democrat launches inquiry into Postal Service delays, Washington Post

Sen Tina Smith
Klobuchar, Smith Announce Crop Insurance Deadline Extensions, KYMN Northfield
In Farmfest forum, voters get a first look at the Tina Smith-Jason Lewis Senate contest, MinnPost
Smith Introduces Marijuana Reform Bill, KDAL
Rep. Ilhan Omar
Endorsement counterpoint: The times we're in call for courage. Ilhan Omar has it., Star Tribune
Omar and rival dig in for final stretch, KARE 11

Rep. Collin Peterson
PETERSON WORKING TO MAKE SURE HEROES ACT AG PROVISIONS MAKE IT IN FINAL BILL, Brownfield Ag News
CD1 Candidate Dan Feehan
Feehan, Hagedorn spar over ag policy, Mankato Free Press
Minnesota News
St. Louis County adding COVID-19 cases faster than any other county in Minnesota, Star Tribune
Mayo's plasma program shows first signs of COVID-19 benefit, Star Tribune
St. Paul school board approves remote learning plan, Star Tribune
Red Lake Nation to distribute economic impact payments, Bemidji Pioneer
With plenty of gloves & sanitizer, county officials ready for next week's election, SouthernMinn
U.S. News
The Federal Government Gives Native Students an Inadequate Education, and Gets Away With It, ProPublica
Government health experts warn U.S. cities of 'trouble ahead', Reuters
Police say man spat on child in restaurant and said 'you now have coronavirus', The Hill
After a Year of Investigation, the Border Patrol Has Little to Say About Agents’ Misogynistic and Racist Facebook Group, ProPublica
How Native Tribes Started Winning at the Supreme Court, Mother Jones
News of the World
Macron promises to help mobilise aid for Lebanon after massive blast, Reuters
Lebanon was already in crisis. Then came the Beirut explosion., Vox
Children rapidly deported from the United States strain Guatemalan shelters, Reuters
Economy
How Hotel Chains Got a Slice of Government Aid for Small Businesses, ProPublica
Wall Street’s Newest Way to Part Investors From Their Money, The American Prospect
The next wave to hit Main Street, Axios
Health Care
Latest on COVID-19 in MN: Yes to flu shots, no to Sturgis?, MPR
State urges parents to keep up with childhood immunizations during COVID-19, WCCO
Immigration
The cost of applying for U.S. citizenship is dramatically increasing, USA Today
Court upholds 'public charge' ruling keeping Trump administration from denying legal status to immigrants, ABC News
Environment
Hurricane, Fire, Covid-19: Disasters Expose the Hard Reality of Climate Change, New York Times
Why Sprawl Could Be The Next Big Climate Change Battle, NPR
EPA expands reopening for D.C. employees this week, but unions say moves are ‘reckless’, Federal News Network
Explorer's mission to photograph a century of climate change in Patagonia, CNN
Agriculture
SWEEPING U.S. PESTICIDE REFORM BILL INTRODUCED, BANNING SOME CHEMICAL AGENTS, Successful Farming
Tropical storm damages crops for farmers, WITN
CORONAVIRUS FEARS EASE, BUT MANY FARMERS EXPECT A WORSE YEAR FINANCIALLY, Successful Farming
House committee embraces agriculture as a solution to climate challenges, The Hill
Education
Special education students are not just falling behind — they’re losing key skills, parents say, Washington Post
Chicago public schools will start the school year all virtual, CNN
Congressional News
Emboldened Pelosi takes hard line as relief talks drag on, Politico
Rep. Rodney Davis diagnosed with Covid days after warning lawmakers about safety, Politico
White House: Friday or bust for virus aid deal, Roll Call
Yates says Obama, Biden didn’t influence Flynn investigation, Politico
2020
Trump Campaign Busted For Deceptively Manipulating Biden Photos In New Ad, HuffPo
Expert Who Claims Perfect Election Prediction Record Makes His 2020 Pick, HuffPo
Republicans fear disaster in November, The Hill
GOP
Why Republicans are dragging their feet on more stimulus, Vox
Sally Yates blows up Republican conspiracies and falsehoods, Washington Post
Donald Trump
Trump’s radical lawsuit against Nevada’s vote-by-mail law, explained, Vox
Republican Military Veterans Turn On Trump In New Attack Ad Airing On Fox News, Huffpo
Deutsche Bank Provided NY Prosecutors With Trump’s Financial Records, TPM

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August 5, 2020

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90 Days OUT - Let's get to work!
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Upcoming Virtual Events
August 12th
7:00 - 8:00 PM - DFL Rural Caucus Zoom Town Hall with Congressional Candidates
Dan Feehan (MN01), Quinn Nystrom (MN08) and Rep. Angie Craig - If you are not a current member you may request the zoom link by emailing dfl.ruralcaucus@gmail.com
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Gov. Tim Walz
Walz: Masks 'give us more freedom' to feel safe in community during COVID-19 pandemic, St. Cloud Times
Tim Walz Guest Commentary: Safely educating our children, Austin Daily Herald
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Trump political games with post office messes with American lives, Yahoo! News
Senators Reintroduce Bipartisan Food Supply Protection Act, Drover
Sen Tina Smith
Sen. Tina Smith And Jason Lewis Debate Minnesota Agriculture, Health Care, WCCO TV
MN U.S. SENATOR TINA SMITH SEEKS COVID AID FOR TURKEY, BIOFUELS, AND PROCESSING SECTORS, Brownfield Ag News
Warner, Smith propose fix to COVID-19 unemployment program, Augusta Free Press

Rep. Ilhan Omar
Minnesota DFL, Omar challenger Antone Melton-Meaux trade campaign finance charges, Star Tribune
Ilhan Omar Didn’t Expect “A Red Carpet Welcome” To Congress, Buzzfeed
Rep. Collin Peterson
Peanut, cotton growers from Georgia, Alabama stump for Peterson in 7th District, Crookston Times
Campaign 2020 comes to a sugar beet field near Willmar, West Central Tribune

CD1 Candidate Dan Feehan
LTE: Dan Feehan will put people first, Austin Daily Herald
Attorney General Keith Ellison
George Floyd case puts a trailblazing progressive back in the spotlight, Financial Times
Secretary of State Steve Simon
Are Mail-In Ballots Already Being Counted? Good Question, WCCO
Minnesota News
Minnesota's COVID-19 case growth now standing out, Star Tribune
COVID-19 sparks 'tidal wave' of mail-in ballots across Minnesota, Star Tribune
Duluth schools recommend combination of in-person and distance learning, MPR News
Minnesota high school football, volleyball seasons pushed to spring, MPR News
St. Louis County seeks proposals from organizations to help address community health priorities, Duluth News Tribune
U.S. News
Georgia second grader tests positive for coronavirus after first day of school, forcing class to quarantine, CBS News
At least 4 people dead, dozens injured after Tropical Storm Isaias rips through the East Coast, CBS News
Coronavirus updates: Johnson & Johnson, US cut vaccine deal; Cruise lines extend moratorium; University of Connecticut won't play football, USA Today
Ohio governor mandating masks for K-12 students, The Hill
News of the World
Lebanon in mourning after deadly Beirut blasts, The Guardian
Global coronavirus deaths pass 700,000, BBC
U.S., Chinese Officials to Meet Aug. 15, Assess Trade Deal, Wall Street Journal
Immigration
Appeals Court Blocks Immigrant Wealth Test in the Northeast, NY Times
"I was counting on DACA": Some immigrants in "Dreamer" generation left unprotected from deportation after Trump move, CBS News
Americans Back Trump On Immigration — But Only To Stop COVID-19, Poll Finds, NPR
Environment
Hurricane, Fire, Covid-19: Disasters Expose the Hard Reality of Climate Change, NY Times
Trump signs $3B-a-year plan to boost conservation, parks, AP
Rising temperatures will cause more deaths than all infectious diseases – study, The Guardian
Agriculture
CORONAVIRUS FEARS EASE, BUT MANY FARMERS EXPECT A WORSE YEAR FINANCIALLY, Successful Farming
SWEEPING U.S. PESTICIDE REFORM BILL INTRODUCED, BANNING SOME CHEMICAL AGENTS, Successful Farming
Education
'Nothing Feels Tangible': Virtual Is New Reality For Grads Starting New Jobs, NPR
Congressional News
Congress stimulus negotiations: Things are finally starting to move, CNN
Endangered Republicans to McConnell: Don't leave town, Politico
White House eyes executive orders to upend virus negotiations, Politico
Virus aid talks inch forward; Mnuchin says deal possible by end of week, Roll Call
Kris Kobach loses Kansas Senate Republican primary to Rep. Roger Marshall, NBC News
Joe Biden:
Biden Announces $280 Million Fall Ad Buy Across 15 States, New York Times
Joe Biden Kicks Off Virtual Tour of Ohio, WKSU
Biden offers well wishes to Lebanon after deadly explosion, The Hill
2020
Progressive Activist Cori Bush Ousts Longtime Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay, NPR News
Primary results: 4 takeaways from Tuesday's elections, CNN
U.S. has two weeks to get mail voting right to avoid a mess on Election Day, expert says, NBC News
GOP
Iowa governor vows to crack down on schools that defy state in-person mandate, The Hill
Reynolds: Concern Over Sick Kids, Teachers Is ‘Scare Tactics’, Iowa Starting Line
Republicans Aid Kanye West’s Bid to Get on the 2020 Ballot, New York Times
Donald Trump
Trump campaign, RNC sue Nevada over bill expanding mail-in voting, CBS News
Trump's interview debacle sends a warning for the fall campaign, CNN
Donald Trump mispronounces 'Yosemite' at White House event, USA Today
Trump trashes Obama's Lewis eulogy that pressed for voting rights,CNN

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August 4, 2020

DFL Action Center
91 Days OUT - Let's get to work!
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Upcoming Virtual Events
August 12th
7:00 - 8:00 PM - DFL Rural Caucus Zoom Town Hall with Congressional Candidates
Dan Feehan (MN01), Quinn Nystrom (MN08) and Rep. Angie Craig - If you are not a current member you may request the zoom link by emailing dfl.ruralcaucus@gmail.com
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Gov. Tim Walz
Walz again requests federal help to rebuild after unrest, KSTP
Walz asks feds for loans to help businesses damaged in civil unrest, StarTrib
COVID-19 kudos: Walz gives districts control to plan new school year, St. Cloud Times
Metropolitan Council will seek new path for $1.5B Metro Blue Line light rail extension, Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Locals in entertainment industry applaud bill as a possible lifeline for live events during pandemic shutdown, Inforum
Sen Tina Smith
Minnesota senator proposes relief for independent turkey farmers, Meat and Poultry
Virtual Farmfest forums kick off Tuesday, Inforum
Sen. Tina Smith introduces marijuana reform bill focused on health, civil rights, Fox 9

Rep. Angie Craig
Bomb threat empties Angie Craig's Burnsville office until all clear issued, StarTrib
Rep. Ilhan Omar
Ilhan Omar Didn’t Expect “A Red Carpet Welcome” To Congress, Buzz Feed News
Rep. Ilhan Omar Wants To Bar Trump From Spending Clean Energy Funds On Dirty Projects, Huff Post
Attorney General Keith Ellison
Ellison settles with two more landlords on evictions, Minnesota Lawyer
Minnesota sues rodeo for flouting coronavirus rules, City Pages
Secretary of State Steve Simon
Minnesota sees record in mail-in ballots amid pandemic, Associated Press
Primary election amid pandemic sets stage for November, MPR
Minnesota News
Minnesota judge extends vote-by-mail changes prompted by coronavirus to November election, Star Tribune
Fire heavily damages hotel under construction in downtown St. Paul, Star Tribune
Rochester council puts added park funding in voters' hands, Rochester Post Bulletin
Mankato police commit to additional reform, Mankato Free Press
Former Duluth city councilor, adman, author remembered for quiet leadership, Duluth News Tribune
Therapy services for deaf children and families now offered in Moorhead, INFORUM
U.S. News
The Problem With the ‘Judeo-Christian Tradition’, The Atlantic
The U.S. is now playing by China's internet rules, Axios
Census Bureau to End Counting Efforts a Month Early, NY Mag
Fauci says states seeing surge in COVID-19 cases should reconsider some lockdown measures, Reuters
N.J. sees spike in COVID-19 cases as residents slack off on masks and social distancing, NBC News
After a gunman killed 9, Gov. DeWine heard chants of 'Do something!' and rolled out a plan. A year later, Ohio laws haven't changed a bit., USA Today
Colorado police apologize over viral video of cops handcuffing Black girls in a mistaken stop, Washington Post
News of the World
'We drink from the toilet': migrants tell of hellish Saudi detention centres, The Guardian
Juan Carlos, Spain's former king, leaving country amid corruption allegations, NBC News
North Korea has 'probably' developed nuclear devices to fit ballistic missiles – UN, The Guardian
We're facing a 'generational catastrophe' in education, UN warns, CNN
American Journalists in Hong Kong Could Be Beijing’s Next Target, Bloomberg
Belarus ruler Lukashenko says Russia lying over 'mercenaries', BBC
Economy
Essential Food Workers Are at Unique Risk for COVID-19. Some Are Fighting Back. Eater
Judge Expands Virus Paid Leave Rule in Blow to Trump Agency, Bloomberg Law
About That Next Bailout: One Big Lesson from 2009, Politico
Top Federal Reserve official says US needs another lockdown to save economy, The Hill
Healthcare
New rural hot spots are ICU bed deserts, study finds, Politico
The Coronavirus Is Never Going Away, The Atlantic
Trump signs order aimed at boosting rural health care, telehealth, Politico
Environment
It's Time for American Leaders to Wake Up to the Threat of Climate Change for the Good of the Planet and Business, TIME Magazine
Rising temperatures will cause more deaths than all infectious diseases – study, The Guardian
Groups urge protection from 'environmental racism' in hazardous waste placement, The Detroit News
Agriculture
Farmers Business Network in Sioux Falls continues growth with $250M in new investments, Argus Leader
Minnesota nitrogen fertilizer restrictions to begin Sept. 1, INFORUM
Education
A crisis is looming for U.S. colleges — and not just because of the pandemic, NBC News
Congressional News
Pelosi, Mnuchin Signal First Glimmer of Progress on Stimulus, Bloomberg
Democrats to introduce legislation to tighten DHS intel oversight, Politico
Republicans struggle to break logjam on coronavirus relief, Politico
Warren asks SEC about insider trading in Trump’s Kodak pharmaceuticals announcement, Roll Call
Highway work at risk as Congress considers next recovery bill, Roll Call
2020
Mike Pence Gets Near-Instant Fact Check Over Mail-In Voting Hypocrisy, HuffPo
Trump’s bag of tricks comes up empty against Biden, Politico
Democrats think Ohio is within reach. But the GOP is confident Trump can win., CBS News
GOP
Unemployment debate sparks GOP divisions, The Hill
Democracy Depends on the Postal Service More Than Ever. Republicans Won’t Help Fix It., Mother Jones
Tensions flare as GOP's Biden probe ramps up, The Hill
Donald Trump
Asked About John Lewis’ Legacy, Trump Gripes He Didn’t ‘Come To My Inauguration’, HuffPo
The Self-Destruction of Donald J. Trump, Mother Jones
Twitter Users Stunned At ‘Full-Blown Lunacy’ Of Trump’s Wild Axios Interview, HuffPo
Watch the full "Axios on HBO" interview with President Trump, Axios
How Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Census Power Grab Throws Rural States Under The Bus, TPM
Trump defends wishing Ghislaine Maxwell "good luck" in prison, Axios
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August 3, 2020

DFL Action Center
92 Days OUT - Let's get to work!
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Upcoming Virtual Events
August 12th
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Gov. Tim Walz
Coronavirus impact on MN finances: Possible $7 billion hole projected over 3 years, Pioneer Press
Some of state's largest districts release details on upcoming school year plans, KSTP
Gov. Walz Endorses Ilhan Omar And Incumbent DFL U.S Representatives Ahead Of Minnesota Primary, WCCO