Mayo Clinic president and CEO John Noseworthy and Rochestor Mayor Ardell Brede were all smiles as Governor Mark Dayton talked about Mayo plans for Destination Medical Center, a $6 billion expansion project in Rochester.
Kathleen Harrington, head of government relations for Mayo and Mayo president and CEO John Noseworthy talked outside the governor's office after a news conference where they were asked a lot of financial questions about the expansion.
Gov. Mark Dayton, speaking to a mostly Republican audience at the annual Minnesota Business Partnership dinner, repeated his familiar attack on the House GOP, blaming them for a legislative impasse on transportation.
It takes a certain sort of magic for a presidential debate to shift a race, it seems, some weird alchemy combining ingredients like viewership and mistakes and perceptions and medium. It's almost never about policy.