Wednesday, June 11, 2008 By Aaron Brown
I realize that writing for multiple audiences like this means that not everyone gets what they want all the time. So, I'll warn the non-political readers of the blog that the summer will be pretty full of political posts. And, in case you haven't noticed, I am active in the Democratic party. Independent minded, I think, but affiliated with the DFL. That doesn't mean I hold a personal grudge against Republicans or that I can't listen to alternative views, it's just where I am. Feel free to offer your opinions in the comments.
On that topic, coming up this week is a piece from an exclusive Range-focused interview with potential gubernatorial candidate Tom Bakk that I conducted yesterday afternoon. I say exclusive because, while Bakk has done a couple interviews with other big Minnesota blogs, this is his first discussion focused on his home turf with an interviewer whose been through the Doug Johnson '98 and Jerry Janezich '00 campaigns. It will take me a day to get that together. In short, Bakk is very serious about his exploration of this run.
I'm also working on setting up an interview with Al Franken for later this month and will continue to talk to any candidates interested in sharing their views with my small but oddly loyal readership.
I will keep my eyes peeled for other, less political, stories as well. I hope to look into this magnetization business exploring the recycling of our Iron Range mine dumps for low-grade iron particles. Don't worry, it's much more exciting than it sounds.
Oh, and, did I mention? The book is done. It's all over but the line editing. Not that you care, necessarily, but it means I might actually read this stuff before I put it on the blog.