Visit with Rice County Commissioners

I joined Sen. Dahle and Rep. Fritz recently for a talk with Rice County commissioners and staff. Kevin already blogged about the conversation on his website capturing the mood and some of the questions they had during the meeting. Among them how will they continue to provide the vital and necessary services their residents have […]

New Laws Effective July 1, 2010

The Public Information Services Department of the Minnesota Legislature released this notice of new laws taking effect July 1, 2010.  Some of the laws are summarized below.  For a complete list of laws passed this session, see the House website. Veterans of Foreign Wars Day  A new law designates May 28 as Veterans of Foreign […]

Absentee Balloting for the Primary Begins June 25

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie reminded voters who will be away from home or otherwise unable to make it to their polling locations on Aug. 10 that they can vote absentee in the state primary beginning Friday, June 25. The absentee balloting time period comes earlier this year because Minnesota moved its primary from […]

Riverwalk Market Fair Now Open

Northfield’s summer Saturdays boast a new event: the Riverwalk Market Fair.   Come, meet your neighbors and enjoy an open air market along the Cannon River and shop for ceramics, original paintings and prints, jewelry, and unusual fine craft items.  Local and organic produce and cut flowers, as well as artisan breads and pastries are also for sale.    Hours […]

Belle Plaine Farmer’s Market Open

The Belle Plaine Farmer’s Market is open each Wednesday from 4-7 pm until October in Court Square Park in Belle Plaine. The Market is not just a place to shop for naturally grown local goods, its a social outing! Follow the festivities on Facebook.

End of session wrap up

With the help of Michael Howard here is my end of session wrap up video. I have to say I was sleep deprived but at least a day away from the marathon session. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Rep. Hansen’s end of the 2010 Session

We adjourned Sine Die before midnight (a day early). The Constitution requires that we cannot pass a bill on the last day of session therefore, we adjourned yesterday and the Governor called the legislature into session at 12:01 AM. There is an agreement on the budget, but not enough time to draft the bill. We […]

A Page from Rep. Hansen’s journal

Rep. Rick Hansen of South St. Paul, occasionally sends out updates to constituents and members, this one gives a flavor of what our weekend has been like.  I thought you might find it interesting to read, especially since I haven’t blogged much the past month. We are currently sitting at our desks waiting for reconvening […]