Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed his first-term lieutenant governor, Yvonne Prettner Solon, to the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center Authority.
The appointment was included in a much wider list of state boards and commissions appointments and reappointments issued Wednesday by the Dayton administration.
Prettner Solon was a Duluth state senator before Dayton tapped her as his running mate in 2010. He replaced her in 2014 with the current lieutenant governor, Tina Flint Smith.
Dayton also re-appointed former Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, former U.S. Attorney Tom Heffelfinger and Minneapolis attorney Brian Rice to the state's Civil War Commemoration Task Force.
More From Hot Dish Politics
U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen welcomes his friend and housemate back, three months after Rep. Steve Scalise was gunned down at a congressional baseball practice.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar appeared on The Daily Show Tuesday night to talk about getting things done in Congress, lowering drug prices and the direction of the Democratic party.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar will appear on "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" at 10 p.m. today. She'll be the second Minnesota politician in recent months to appear, after Rep. Ilhan Omar came on in July.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee this week launched digital ads against U.S. Reps. Jason Lewis, Erik Paulsen, and 23 other GOP lawmakers.