ST. CLOUD (MPR News) —
Putnam, a communication professor at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, has hosted more than 30 town halls since taking office. He said he takes an independent approach toward policymaking that isn’t always in lock step with his party.
“If the DFL wants to send me talking points, I’m going to take a little red pen, and I’m going to correct them and grade them and send them back, because I don’t need those things,” Putnam said. “I’m not dependent on them.”