Senator Tina Smith

All eyes are on Washington DC today as Robert Mueller from the Justice Department will be testifying before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committee. 

There are others things that are going on as well.  Senator Tina Smith, along with Senator Amy Klobuchar represent MN in Washington at the Senate. 

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and this morning Senator Tina Smith (DFL) from Minnesota tells us about a bill she is sponsoring - The Mental Health Services for Students Act.

We talked with Sam Brodey (Washington correspondent for Minn Post) on the Thursday Morning Show today about the turbulent DFL political climate right now.  Five candidates are still in the race for District 8 and Senator Tina Smith faces Richard Painter - once a Republican in President George W. Bush's administration turned Democrat and staunchly anti-Trump.

As the campaign season heats up many candidates are traveling through northern MN.  KAXE/KBXE will work hard to introduce you to many of this year's candidates.

Republican Karin Housley was elected to the MN senate in 2012 from the Stillwater/St. Croix River Valley area  and has been chairwoman of the Aging and Long-Term Care Committee and vice chair of the Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee, and serves on the Veterans and Military Affairs and the Jobs and Economic Growth committees.

MN DFL Senator Tina Smith joined us for making sausage this morning.

Senator Tina Smith joined us on Making Sausage this week to talk about her transition to Washington DC, imported steel and the importance of rural broadband. 

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Minn Post's Washington correspondent Sam Brodey joined us on the Monday Morning Show to tell us more about a recent article he wrote "I Am Not Fainthearted:  A Q & A with Minnesota's New U.S. Senator, Tina Smith".