GOP legislative leaders talk budget shutdown Republican Speaker of the House Kurt Zellers and Republican Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch say they want the special session to begin now, in hopes of avoiding a government shutdown July 1. What are the GOP priorities and proposals to balance the budget in the next 10 days?11:00 a.m.
Kurt Zellers: Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives (R-Maple Grove). Elected in 2003. Speaker of the House in 2011.
Amy Koch: State Senator (R-Buffalo). Elected in 2005. Senate Majority leader in 2011.
Creating a balance between technology and nature Author and journalist Richard Louv speaks at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum about his new book, "The Nature Principle." Louv started a movement to help children reconnect with nature and coined the term "nature deficit-disorder" in his best-selling book, "Last Child in the Woods."12:00 p.m.