Ranking of Road Quality in Minnesota is Falling

The Reason Foundation, which describes itself as an organization that promotes free minds and free markets, has released its Annual Highway Report and ranks Minnesota 25th in the nation, a decline of 10 spots in one year.   Minnesota can be proud of its low fatality rates as well as the condition of its bridges, however the deteriorating […]

More Endorsements Received

I am pleased to announce that the political action committees of the following organizations have added their endorsements to the ones I have already received:   International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

Reception and Fundraiser on Sept 16th at the home of Mike Thorsteinson

Tom Rukavina, Margaret Anderson Kelliher, and former House Speaker Bob Vanasek are scheduled to attend a reception and fundraiser for me at the lakeside home of Mike Thorsteinson on Thursday, September 16, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Please come and bring a friend. More details and directions are in the attached flyer.

School Funding Session in Belle Plaine

State Senator Kevin Dahle and I will be hosting Rep. Mindy Greiling who will speak about creating sound funding for Minnesota’s public schools. Her speech, titled The “New Minnesota Miracle” will be held Tuesday, August 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Kingsway Ratzkeller, Kingsway Retirement Living, The Lutheran Home Campus, 815 West Main […]

4 Days, 25 Bands, 100 Concerts

Beginning Thursday, August 5th, and going through Sunday, August 8th, Northfield and neighboring communities will host the 2010 Vintage Band Music Festival featuring 25 bands from the upper Midwest, the Eastern United States, and as far away as Helsinki and Austria. Local Northfield venues include the Northfield Retirement Center, Way, Riverside and Oddfellows Parks, the […]

Free Career Workshop in Scott County

The Scott County Workforce Center is hosting a free workshop titled Change Your Stripes/Do What You Love for a Living on Wednesday, August 25, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at the Scott County Law Enforcement Center in Shakopee. The program promises to help you identify your DREAM JOB, build a STRATEGY that works, STAND OUT from the herd, […]

Montgomery Parade July 25

We had a great time in Montgomery, Minnesota, marching with supporters in the 76th Annual Kolacky Day Grande Day Parade. A big thanks to my children and all my supporters who lined up with me for the march. We enjoyed our fill of the delicious Kolackies afterwards.

New Laws Effective Aug. 1

Directory scams banned Out-of-state companies that pretend to be homegrown Minnesota businesses will be guilty of deceptive business practices under a new law.  Sponsored by Rep. Steve Simon (DFL-St. Louis Park) and Sen. Sandy Pappas (DFL-St. Paul), a new law makes it illegal for companies to misrepresent their location in phone directories, print ads and on […]