Politics Friday: Senate leaders reflect on remaining work before the adjournment deadline

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Minority Leader Sen. Mark Johnson, R- East Grand Forks and Majority Leader Sen. Kari Dziedzic, DFL - Minneapolis.
Courtesy photo and Kerem Yücel | MPR News

Sen. Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic has held the slim DFL majority together on all the major issues, all while recovering from a recent cancer surgery.    

MPR News host Mike Mulcahy talks to Sen. Dziedzic and Sen. Minority Leader Mark Johnson about the 2023 session and what Minnesotans can expect in the final weeks of the session.  

Later in the hour, MPR’s political reporters recap some of the biggest news stories of the week.


  • Sen. Majority Leader Kari Dziedzic, DFL-Minneapolis 

  • Sen. Minority Leader Mark Johnson, R-East Grand Forks 

  • Dana Ferguson is a politics reporter for MPR News. 

  • Brian Bakst is a politics reporter for MPR News. 

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