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This year's Minnesota legislative session has been relatively quiet compared to last year but Gov. Mark Dayton still has some contentious issues before him, including the gun bill and the looming battle over the Vikings stadium. There also appears to be some lingering ill will between the governor and GOP leaders over last year's government shutdown.
Dayton got some good news last week with the announcement of a $323 million budget surplus, but he and state GOP leaders remain at odds over how to create jobs. And how much political capital is he risking with his effort to get a new stadium built for the Vikings?
Dayton joins The Daily Circuit Monday to talk with Kerri Miller.
Next week we’ll be featuring three great young adult authors on The Daily Circuit. Rainbow Rowell, Gene Luen Yang and local author Carrie Mesrobian exemplify the kind of smart, insightful writing coming out of the genre today. While their books are classified as YA, they feature great writing and interesting characters that appeal to adult…
The year end book lists are coming out. Here are 4 varied lists. Amazon’s Top 20: Donna Tartt’s “The Goldfinch” tops a combined list of fiction and non-fiction. It’s hard to articulate just how much — and why — “The Goldfinch” held such power for me as a reader. Always a sucker for a good…