Senator Justin Eichorn (R) from District 5 of the Minnesota Senate is currently serving his first term in office. He stopped by KAXE studios to tell us what the experience is like and what bills he is currently working on in the MN Legislature.
It's been a big week in the United States, as well as northern MN. We've had coverage from NPR as well as local commentaries and analysis on the impact on where we live in terms of our local and regional elections. Listen to these conversations and let us know your thoughts.
On the Monday morning show we checked in with Minn Post's Washington correspondent Sam Brodey. He's been covering the most expensive congressional race in the nation - the Nolan vs. Mills race for the District 8 seat. Listen to our conversation and tune in Election night starting at 8pm for NPR's election coverage. On the Wednesday morning show we'll update you on local races across northern MN. We also recommend election night reading of MinnesotaBrown.com as well as Minn Post for live election results.
On our weekly segment Making Sausage we find out about the messy business of government and politics. We also meet our elected officials and find out about elections and voting. This week, longtime DFL commentator and election judge Colleen Nardone on what the constitutional amendment on the ballot is all about. One thing we know: if you don't vote for it you are voting NO. The questions is: should MN Legislators have the ability to raise their own salaries?
Jamie Becker-Finn was elected to the Minnesota Legislature for the first time last November, as Representative of the people of House District 42B. Jamie, who is a member of the Democratic Farmer Labor party, grew up in the Cass Lake area and graduated from Cass Lake High School. She is married, has two young children, and works as an attorney.