At Issue: Dec. 23 - Walz names first group of commissioners, Twins' Diamond Awards

December 23, 2018 07:07 PM

Walz names first group of commissioners

Governor-elect Tim Walz has named his first eight commissioners this week. In total, Walz will need to fill a total of 23 commissioner positions, leading a variety of state agencies. 

  • Administration: Alice Roberts-Davis
  • Corrections: Paul Schnell
  • Education: Mary Cathryn Ricker
  • Higher Education: Dennis Olson, Jr. 
  • Housing Finance Agency: Jennifer Ho
  • Management and Budget: Myron Frans
  • Metropolitan Council: Nora Slawik
  • Transportation: Margaret Anderson Kelliher

More commissioners will be named in the coming weeks. Commissioners must be approved by the Minnesota Senate. 

Twins Diamond Awards set for Jan. 24

Each January, the Minnesota Twins host the Diamond Awards. The event honors current, former and future players while also raising money for the University of Minnesota's Medical Foundation to research treatments and cures for diseases like ALS, Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis.

Twins announcer Dick Bremer and Mark Allison from the Bob Allison Ataxia Research Center joined Tom Hauser in studio to discuss the event and the great causes it supports. 

2019 Twins Diamond Awards

  • Thursday, January 24 @ 5:30 p.m.
  • The Depot, Minneapolis
  • Individual Tickets: $150 ($90 Tax-Deductible)

Click here for more information on the Diamond Awards. 

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