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DFL legislators plan statewide events to kick-start session (and blast Republicans)

With the Legislature on a 10-day holiday break, DFL legislators plan a series of state-wide events.

With the Legislature on a 10-day holiday break, DFL legislators plan a series of state-wide events to urge the Republican majority to get more work done in the weeks before adjournment.

House Minority Leader Paul Thissen referred to the seven events Wednesday and Thursday as a “last call to avoid a do-nothing session.”

Thissen said in a statement:

“Republican leaders said before session that jobs were the priority, but the Legislature has accomplished next to nothing other than another constitutional amendment that will not create a single job. With the clock ticking, we are getting out across the state to talk with Minnesotans about how we can avoid a do-nothing session. We believe the way to do this is to work together on the issues that matter to Minnesotans  — creating jobs, providing middle class tax relief, and fully paying back our kids.”

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The schedule:


  • Faribault, South Central College, 10 a.m. with state Reps. Patti Fritz and Rick Hansen
  • Mankato, Verizon Civic Center, 12:30 p.m., with state Reps. Kathy Brynaert and Terry Morrow.
  • Crookston, Crookston Regional Library, 11:30 a.m., with House Minority Leader Paul Thissen and state Rep. Paul Marquart.
  • Moorhead, Moorhead City Hall Council Chambers, 3 p.m., with Thissen, Marquart and state Rep. Kent Eken.


  • Bemidji, Beltrami County Courthouse, 11 a.m. with state Rep. John Persell.
  • Brainerd Area, Nisswa Gazebo on the Paul Bunyan Trail, 2:30 p.m., with state Rep. John Ward.
  • Rochester, Rochester Public Library, 7 p.m. with state Reps. Kim Norton and Tina Liebling.