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 […]

Endorsements Received

I’m pleased to report that I have recently received endorsements from the following Political Action Committees: Clean Water Action Minnesota Farmers Union Minnesota Nurses Association Planned Parenthood Minnesota Association of Professional Employees United Transportation Union The Sierra Club

Energy and pollution

The BP oil spill in the gulf has created considerable angst about dependence on fossil fuels and along with that more interest in renewable energy and conservation. Although, some criticize linking electric energy production with transportation fuel with new battery technology more and more people are interested in electricity as a source transportation energy. Whether […]


The Minnesota Department of Commerce Office of Energy Security (OES) requests proposals from Minnesota school districts and local governments for the Local Government Renewable Energy Grant Program funded by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 and authorized by Laws of Minnesota 2009, Chapter 138, Article 3, Section 5. Grants will be awarded competitively […]