Minnesota Leaders Preview Session

Gov. Mark Dayton and Senate Majority Leader-elect Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, listen to a reporter’s question during a pre-session briefing Monday in St. Paul. The governor and all four legislative leaders appeared in front of reporters, often saying it is too early to discuss details of what will happen in the legislative session that will begin Jan. 8. They often appeared on the same page, but at times Senate Minority Leader-elect David Hann disagreed with the Democratic governor, Bakk and House Speaker-designate Paul Thissen, who will be the top three Democrats running state government. (Forum Communications photo by Danielle Killey)