As Mark Dayton knocks on the walls to check for secret passages in the governor's mansion, we take a look back to the first days of Minnesota's last DFL governor, Rudy Perpich.
Perpich was appointed in 1976 by Gov. Wendell Anderson, who appointed himself to the U.S. Senate when Senator Walter Mondale was tapped by President Carter to become Vice President. In 1978 Perpich lost his bid for re-election and was voted back into office in 1982.
In this 1976 report Claudia Hampston tells the story of Perpich's rise to the governor's seat.