AUDIO: House Majority leader discusses budget priorities, mask mandates and opportunities to get involved with state government

House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler is encouraging Greater Minnesotans to take advantage of the legislature’s remote technology to get involved with state government.

Winkler, during an interview Wednesday, outlined some of this year’s budget priorities for the DFL, which includes supporting frontline workers and education, as well as a proposed mask mandate by the legislature and a revisit of the legalization of marijuana, initially discussed last week.

Listen to the full interview with Winkler:


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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