Session's End Mary Lahammer brought us the perspective of first-term lawmakers as they watched the legislative session come to a messy close. Governor Dayton Live Governor Mark Dayton joined us in studio to explain the budget bills he signed and the reasons why he vetoed the education bill. Congressman Ellison We're checking in with members of Congress this summer and first up was 5th District DFL Congressman Keith Ellison. A David Gillette Essay David had fun drawing a castle that warded off germs. Star Tribune Summer Series For the second year running, the Star Tribune will feature a serialized summer novel daily in the newspaper. Author Megan Marsnik is the writer of "Under Ground" and was our guest. Star Tribune special projects manager Kate Parry joined us too. Party Chairs Republican State Party Chair Keith Downey and DFL Party head Ken Martin joined Cathy and Eric on the Almanac couch and talked politics local and national. The Index File Section Last week we asked about a 1938 performer. This week our subject is a 1944 Minnesota Poll. We ended the show with a tune by the Wailin? Jennys a Canadian group that performed on Almanac this week in 2004. The Wrap David Gillette had some fun with a familiar face at the capitol... Mark Dayton's press secretary Matt Swenson.