ST. PAUL – The “Aaron in the Afternoon” program on KLFD will originate live from the office of Rep. Dean Urdahl Wednesday, moments after Gov. Mark Dayton delivers his State of the State Address.
Urdahl, R-Acton Township, has arranged for some of the biggest names at the Capitol to join KLFD talent Aaron Imholte and him. The roster of bipartisan invitees includes House Speaker Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove; Majority Leader Matt Dean, R-Dellwood; Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and Dayton himself. Urdahl’s District 18 colleagues – Sen. Scott Newman and Rep. Ron Shimanski, both of Hutchinson – have been invited as well.
“It’s hard to predict how the show will unfold, but that’s the beauty of live radio,” Urdahl said. “It ought to be entertaining with a wide range of viewpoints following the State of the State and I’m looking forward to opening up my office to local folks via the radio waves.”
Imholte’s regular slot on AM 1410 is 1-6 p.m. and he’ll take to the air from Urdahl’s office as soon as possible following the State of the State Address, which starts at noon.
Below is a list of who is scheduled to appear. Times/guests are subject to change.
Rep. Jim Abler, R-Anoka (chair, Health and Human Services Finance Committee)
Gov. Mark Dayton
Rep. Greg Davids, R-Preston (chair, Taxes Committee)
Speaker of the House Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove
House Majority Leader Matt Dean, R-Dellwood
Rep. Shimanski, R-Hutchinson (vice chair, Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee)
Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake (chair Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance Committee)
House Minority Leader Paul Thissen, D-Minneapolis
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie
Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson (vice chair Judiciary and Public Safety Committee)