Governor Mark Dayton

Chuck and Aaron Dig Deeper yet by discussing the end of the MN Legislative Session this year and the governor's vetoes. 

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This week Marshall filled us in on the St. Louis County school superintendent who is leaving for another position, and the announcement by Governor Dayton on copper nickel mining and the company Polymet. 

Friday mornings Timberjay editor and publisher MarshallHelmberger tells us about some of the stories they covered this week.  Today we hear about the campground opening at the new state park, Governor Dayton's thoughts on federal inaction with health insurance, a man - a canoe - and a turkey all near Ely and Marshall's ongoing struggle with squirrels. 

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At the end of the last MN Legislative session Governor Mark Dayton did something no governor has done before.  Many before him have vetoed bills, line-item vetoed elements of omnibus bills....but none have vetoed the budget of the Legislature in general. 

It's caused quite a stir that can be difficult to understand, that's why we called in Minn Post reporter Briana Bierschbach to help us make heads or tails of it. 

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Each Friday morning Marshall Helmberger tells us some of the stories his newspaper, the Timberjay, has been covering.  The lead story this week is about a man from Nett Lake who found his grandfather's manuscript and published it.  It's called "Savage Ancestors" and was probably written in the 1930s.  Marshall also tells us about the Governor Mark Dayton's trip to Ely to talk water quality. 

Briana Bierschbach - Minn Post

This morning Briana Bierschbach talked with us about her latest MinnPost article where she looks at the legacy of Governor Mark Dayton's judicial appointments.  Our DFL commentator Colleen Nardone also joined us. 

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Each week editor/publisher Marshall Helmberger fills us in on the top stories from his newspaper The Timberjay.  This week mineral leases in the Superior National Forest, Dayton's line item veto and new mining of iron titanium oxide on the Iron Range.

Briana Bierschbach - Minn Post

Today we tried to figure out what exactly happened during the MN Session.  We  talked with Briana Bierschbach's  about her latest Minn Post article:

To be continued: Dayton's budget moves set up another showdown with legislative Republicans

Briana Bierschbach - Minn Post

We continued our Making Sausage conversation today to try to make sense of what is happening at the MN Legislature at the end of session.  Briana Bierschbach covers politics and policy for Minn Post and recently wrote "With an Eye Toward His Legacy, Dayton Digs in on the budget".  She gave us a feel for how Governor Dayton is different this budget year than at the beginning of his time as governor.  Briana also has an update on the Governor's signing of the Real ID bill - M

MN House of Representatives

Freshman Republican Representative Sandy Layman (Cohasset) from District 5B talked with us at the beginning of the session, and she checks back in to talk about this session having to do with changes in the IRRRB.  Rep. Layman was the IRRRB director  during Governor Tim Pawlenty's two terms in office.