Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president announced that several well-known Minnesota politicians, labor organizers and donors will be part of her leadership team in Minnesota.

Gov. Mark Dayton, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Al Franken and other state and federal politicians have been tapped to serve as the in-state leadership for the campaign.

Dayton, Klobuchar and Franken have been supporting Clinton for quite some time, but a few others, including former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page, have pledged their support for the first time. Page couldn’t take an active role in politics during his time on the bench. He retired in August.

The announcement comes as Vice President Joe Biden is nearing a decision on whether he intends to run for president in 2016. A list of top Minnesota politicians, activists and donors could send a message to Biden that Clinton’s team has already locked down significant support in a state that has a number of key delegates and super delegates at the national convention.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is also spending a lot of time and energy on organizing support in Minnesota. He’s held several events in Minnesota over the last year.

Here’s the list released by Clinton’s campaign:

Joining the Hillary for Minnesota Leadership Council today:

  • U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar
  • U.S. Senator Al Franken
  • Governor Mark Dayton
  • Lt. Governor Tina Smith
  • U.S. Representative Tim Walz
  • State Senator Melissa Franzen
  • State Senator Jeff Hayden
  • State Senator Sandy Pappas
  • State Senator Kathy Sheran
  • State Senator Katie Seiben
  • State Senator Terri Bonoff
  • State Senator Ann Rest
  • State Representative Paul Thissen (House Minority Leader)
  • State Representative Erin Murphy (House Deputy Minority Leader)
  • State Representative Linda Slocum
  • State Representative Rena Moran
  • State Representative Cheryl Youkim
  • State Representative John Lesch
  • State Representative Dan Schoen
  • State Representative Jon Applebaum
  • Mayor Betsy Hodges, Minneapolis
  • Mayor Chris Coleman, St. Paul
  • Councilman Jacob Frey, Minneapolis
  • Councilman Abdi Warsame, Minneapolis
  • Former US Assistant Secretary of State Eric P. Schwartz
  • Former Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner-Solon
  • Former Minnesota Secretary of State Joan Anderson Growe
  • Former Councilman Melvin Carter, St. Paul
  • Ken Martin, Chairman, Minnesota DFL
  • Dr. Sheila McGuire Riggs, Former IA Democratic State Party Chair
  • Nancy Schumacher, DNC Member
  • Lauren Beecham, Executive Director, Women Winning
  • Susy Bates, Deputy Director, Women Winning
  • Maggie Meyer, Associate Director, Women Winning
  • Mary Ricker, National Executive Vice President, AFT
  • Denise Specht, President, Education Minnesota
  • Brandon Rettke, Education Minnesota
  • Joshua Kyle Makarios, North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters
  • Colleen Murphy-Conney, Machinists, Directing Business Representative LL 623
  • Rick Ryan, Machinists, Assistant Directing Business Representative DL 77
  • Lynn Wilson, Congressional District 1 Grassroots Volunteer Lead
  • Hannah Quinn, Carleton College Grassroots Volunteer Lead, 2nd Congressional District
  • Jules D’Eredita, Macalester College Grassroots Volunteer Lead, 4th Congressional District
  • Teresa Campbell, 5th Congressional District Grassroots Volunteer Lead
  • Conrad Zbikowski, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Grassroots Volunteer Lead, 5th Congressional District
  • Jessica Andrist, 6th Congressional District Grassroots Volunteer Lead
  • Justin DePaolis-Metz, 7th Congressional District  Grassroots Volunteer Lead
  • Joel Heller, 8th Congressional District Grassroots Volunteer Lead
  • Alan C. and Diane Sims Page
  • Vance Opperman
  • Ellen Goldberg-Luger
  • Laura Bishop
  • Hubert “Buck” Humphrey
  • Dean Phillips
  • Tammy Lee Stanoch
  • Karen Wilson Thissen
  • Gerald Strauss
  • Corey Day
  • Shivanthi Sathanandan
  • Heidi Kraus Kaplan
  • Jettie Ann Hill
  • Sami Rahamim

Good morning and welcome to a new work week. Here are some items in the news.

1. Some local governments in Minnesota are encouraging employees to delete emails. Government watchdogs are concerned. (MPR News)

2. The Twin Cites Marathon and a Black Lives Matter protest happened at the same time on Sunday and everything went fine. (MPR News)

3. The former Federal Reserve chair says corporate executives should have gone to prison for crashing the economy in 2008. (USA Today)

4. Another candidate has emerged to challenge Rep. Kevin McCarthy for Speaker of the U.S. House. (Politico)

5. The U.S. Supreme Court begins a new term today. (NPR)

Gov. Mark Dayton spoke to reporters on Friday, Oct. 2, after a meeting of the state Land Exchange Board. Tim Pugmire | MPR News

DFL Gov. Mark Dayton says the decision by Black Lives Matter St. Paul leaders to stay off the Twin Cities Marathon course is a “great relief.”

Dayton thanked the group Friday for agreeing to hold a protest Sunday near the race finish line and to not interfere with runners. He also commended St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, who met privately with the group leaders Thursday.

Dayton told reporters that he respects the right of Black Lives Matter to express its views in a way that respects the marathon.

“I believe strongly that black lives matter, and I have throughout my career seen firsthand the injustice and the racism and the discrimination that they’re protesting,” Dayton said. “So, I think it’s a good solution.”

Dayton doesn’t like the solution that House Speaker Kurt Daudt and Republicans are proposing as a way lower health insurance costs. They want to abolish the state health insurance exchange MNsure and move to the federal exchange instead.

Dayton said the big premium increases for individual coverage announced this week would have been the same with or without MNsure.

“To blame MNsure for the rates that the health insurance companies are setting is just wrong,” he said. “Those rates exist independent of MNsure.”

On guns, Dayton says he’s not convinced that changes in state or federal laws would prevent the kind of mass shooting that took place at an Oregon community college Thursday.

Dayton said the campus shooting that left at least nine people dead and seven wounded was an example of “true insanity.” But he said he doesn’t think additional laws would stop “a maniac” from getting a gun, legally or illegally.

Dayton said President Obama’s call for tighter gun controls in the wake of the shooting lacked specifics.

“What is the remedy? I think that the president, with all due respect, needs to say what is the remedy that would prevent this from happening again. If he identifies that, then he ought to advance that as a national solution,” Dayton said.

Dayton said he still supports tighter background checks for gun show purchases. But he said Minnesota lawmakers are unlikely to pass any additional gun restrictions.