Ness didn’t seek re-election last year. In addition to working with Tunheim, he’s starting another firm to handle business opportunities in the Duluth/Superior area.
The 30-year-0ld lawmaker was elected in a special session five years ago and had been considered headed toward leadership.
The seven-term legislator had been a St. Paul city prosecutor for 15 years and now has his own criminal defense firm.
White was a former Tribal Council president and general manager of Treasure Island Resort & Casino.
Author Ryan Berg will read from his book, “No House to Call My Home,” at the event at Shir Tikvah Congregation in Minneapolis. State Sen. Scott Dibble and others also will speak.
The Jan. 19 event in St. Paul is sponsored by the Minnesota Coalition on Government Information.
The Knight Foundation funds the contest, providing $5 million to implement the winning ideas in cities where there have been Knight newspapers.
The DFL has never won back to back governorships with different nominees.
Klein, a physician and school board member, says he’ll take on Metzen, who’s been in the Legislature for four decades.
A study last summer estimated that many people would ride a second daily train between the Twin Cities and Chicago; now several agencies are putting up some money for the environmental assessment of the proposal.
The DEED awards will help clean up or investigate sites around the state, to help prepare them for redevelopment.
The college in St. Peter will “use responsibly sourced products and make them available in its dining facilities, book store, and for use in offices and departments across campus.”
Dr. Mary Lawrence and Roger Kittelson withdrew from the race, leaving Angie Craig the only declared DFLer in the running for the open seat.
Harris, 38, is president of MCF and was called “a rock star working across generations and across diverse communities to shape the future of philanthropy” by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Radinovich, who served one term in the Legislature, is now an assistant commissioner of the IRRRB.
County board members select a chair at the start of each year.
Today’s 1:30 p.m. board meeting is moved because of construction in the board room, and next week’s committee meetings will be held in St. Louis Park.
Dan Hill from Eveleth, laid off from United Taconite, will be in the chamber when President Obama speaks to the joint session of Congress on Jan. 12.
Rebecca Noecker in Ward 2 will replace the retiring Dave Thune, and Jane Prnce will be the new Ward 7 council member, taking the seat that Kathy Lantry held.
Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović met with members of the Minnesota National Guard to mark the 20th anniversary of a partnership program.