MN politics

Heidi:  It is time for Making Sausage on the Thursday Morning Show. It is where we look at the messy business of politics. I'm Heidi Holtan and joining me now is Aaron Brown, a frequent contributor to KAXE/KBXE.

He is the  liberal arm of Dig Deep. He's lived his life on the Iron Range. He's an author, blogger, podcaster, Great Northern Radio Show host and instructor at Hibbing Community College.

Rep. Julie Sandstede On the End of the 2020 MN Legislative Session

May 27, 2020

Julie Sandstede, DFL Representative from Hibbing, joined Heidi and John on the Thursday Morning Show to talk about the recent legislative session.  Julie talks about what her priorities were going into the session and how they changed as things progressed during the pandemic.  They talk about the poliltcal tension that the pandemic caused during the session and the possiblity of holding a special session soon.

ger·ry·man·der/ˈjerēˌmandər/ verb  gerrymanderingmanipulate the boundaries of (an electoral constituency) so as to favor one party or class.achieve (a result) by manipulating the boundaries of an electoral constituency.

On Making Sauasage this morning our DFL commentator Colleen Nardone and Heidi Holtan - KAXE/KBXE News and Public Affairs Director, talked with Representative Rob Ecklund (DFL) International Falls. 

Today we checked in with Rep. Sandy Layman from Cohasset in the midst of the MN Legislative Session.  There are 7 weeks to go, and things are beginning to heat up!

Today we continued our Strong Women series on KAXE/KBXE.  It's funded by the MN Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and we talk with women with all kinds of experiences.  Today it's the 3rd term mayor of Bemidji, Rita Albrecht.  Let us know about a Strong Woman in your community send us an email

This weekend on The Give and Take (Saturday at 9am and Sunday at 8pm)  we look back out our new series of 2018 - Strong Women. 

Listen in to this extra, podcast-only edition of Dig Deep they look at Kavanaugh Hearings.  We pair conservative Chuck Marohn and liberal Aaron Brown.  Aaron says "what do you think went wrong there?". 

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Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn work in our local communities and I posed to them to answer WHY in this day and age, do they keep bringing up topics that others don't agree with.  Why do they dig deep into community?  Why do you? 

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During the first week of October Lakeland PBS hosted a series of debates with candidates running for the MN House of Representatives.  Steve Green (R) from Fosston is the incumbent and Karen Branden from Park Rapids (DFL).  Our thanks to Dennis Weimann and Bill Sanford from Lakeland PBS for including us in their debates.