On Thursday morning, U.S. Sen. Tina Smith 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.

A full lineup of interviews is planned for Thursday, also including U.S. Rep. Angie Craig of Minnesota’s Second Congressional District at 11 a.m., and U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota’s Third Congressional District at 1 p.m. and U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer at 2 p.m.

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 Friday, Lopez is scheduled to interview Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka at 10 a.m., and University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel at 3 p.m.

These interviews are being collected on Star Tribune Opinion’s Twitter feed: @StribOpinion.