MPR Capitol reporters preview closing weekend Gov. Pawlenty says he's decided to take unilateral action on all the budget bills the legislature has passed, using the line-item veto and unallotment after July 1st. MPR's legislative team joins MIDDAY with live reports.11:00 a.m.
Meet Minnesota's Teacher of the Year Amber Damm is the 2009 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. The day after she was awarded this year's title, she stopped by the Midday studios to share her ideas about education.12:00 p.m.
Amber Damm: 7th and 8th grade English and language arts teacher at Clara Barton Open School in southwest Minneapolis.