Precinct caucuses convene around the state tonight (Tuesday).
The caucuses are, in many ways, the kickoff to what's bound to be a big election year in Minnesota. The governor's office, two U.S. Senate seats, eight congressional seats and control of the state House are all up for grabs.
Minnesota DFL Chairman Ken Martin and GOP Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan answered questions from MPR News host Mike Mulcahy about what voters can expect if they turn out to caucus Tuesday night.
HealthPartners president and CEO Mary Brainerd will retire from her post in June after 15 years at the head of the health giant. She joined the program to discuss her career, the state of health care in the U.S., and health care policies being discussed both in St. Paul and in Washington.
MPR News host Tom Weber spoke with magazine writer Frank Bures, author of the new book, "The Geography of Madness: Penis Thieves, Voodoo Death, and the Search for the Meaning of the World's Strangest Syndromes" 8/2/16
Gov. Mark Dayton announced Tuesday that he has prostate cancer. Dr. Badrinath Konety, chair of the Department of Urology at the University of Minnesota joined the program to help us understand Dayton's diagnosis and how it impacts his day to day life.