On Friday afternoon, University of Minnesota President University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel sat down for an interview with Star Tribune editorial writer Patricia Lopez on the Star Tribune Stage at the Minnesota State Fair. To watch, click here.
On Saturday at the fair, Lopez interviewed Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz. Topics included leadership and relationships, technology in state government, clean energy, and executive powers. Segments of that discussion are available here, here and here.
On Wednesday, Lopez interviewed Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. Topics included opioids, disparities, wage theft, the filmmaking/marriage ruling, and the role of the attorney general. To watch, click here.
On Thursday, Lopez interviewed:
• U.S. Sen. Tina Smith. Topics included tariffs and farming, housing, renewable energy, health care and insulin, and gun safety. To watch, click here.
• U.S. Rep. Angie Craig. Topics included special education, energy production, farming and the trade war, and health care. To watch, click here.
• U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips. Topics included campaign finance, a trip to the southern border, common ground on immigration, the minimum wage, health care, trade, and deficits. To watch, click here.
• U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer. Topics included political journeys, working with the Trump administration, trade policy, debts and deficits, economic growth, jobs and training. To watch, click here.
Earlier Friday, Lopez interviewed Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka. Topics included insulin, guns, prospects for a special session, problems at the Department of Human Services, leadership and the relationship with the governor, and the interests of rural Minnesota. To watch, click here.
These interviews, generally running about half an hour, are being collected on Star Tribune Opinion’s Twitter feed: @StribOpinion.