SFA’s Annual Conference

The Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota held its 19th annual conference at St. Olaf College on Saturday, February 20th.  SFA’s mission is to support the development and enhancement of sustainable farming systems through innovation, demonstration, education, and farmer-to-farmer networking.  Mark Richie, Minnesota Secretary of State gave the keynote address “Farming 2020, A Sustainable Vision.”  The […]

MN Renewable Energy Society Event

On Friday I attended the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society 30th Anniversary Gala and Fundraiser at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. Paul.  The event Master of Ceremonies was Don Shelby from WCCO 4 News, music was provided by acoustic folk and jazzy reggae artist Michael Monroe and the food was locally grown.  The keynote speaker was Paul […]

What is a bonding bill?

Today chair of the Capital Investment committee, Rep. Alice Hausman presented the House Bonding Bill and I have been receiving e-mails about my coming vote on the bill. Most of them use a draft provided by the group Minnesota Majority. These drafts seem to confuse bonding and general fund expenditures. I came upon a good […]

New 2010 Constituent Survey

Please see the page called “Survey” in the sidebar to the immediate right. We’ve added a new survey. As always, Representative David Bly is glad to hear from constituents. For your convenience, here’s the survey information: Just print, fill in, and mail this NEW 2010 Top Issues Survey which asks for your opinion about important […]

$1 Billion Bonding Proposal Could Create 10,000 Jobs

The Capital Investment Bill introduced on Thursday focuses on job creation, funding for Minnesota State colleges and universities and additional monies for buses and light rail. The HF2700 Bonding Bill Spreadsheet_1 presents a list of projects and proposed funding levels being considered. You can follow the progress of the Bill on the Minnesota House of […]

A Heartfelt Thanks

Thank you to everyone who attended or contributed to the fundraising event at Butler’s Steak and Ale on Saturday. It was a great success. A stream cannot rise larger than its source. Theodore Roosevelt

Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Grants

Twenty-seven organizations from 12 Minnesota counties received $1,462,500 in grants for historic and cultural projects of enduring value. The Minnesota Historical Society is helping to grant wishes to dozens of historic and cultural organizations across the state. The Society announced the first 27 recipients of Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Mid-Size and Large Grants for […]

Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Activity Licenses Information

Information about obtaining licenses & vehicle registrations for hunting, fishing, skiing & other outdoor activities & vehicle registrations is available at the DNR’s website. Information on trends of license sales in recent years can be found near the bottom of the menu on the left.

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