Town Hall Meeting, Lonsdale

I hope to see you at the next town hall meeting, Tuesday, May 6th.  Location:  Lonsdale City Hall, 415 Central Street West,

Town Hall Meeting, Belle Plaine

I hope to see you at our next Town Hall Meeting:  Saturday, May 10th!  Location: Belle Plaine Library, 125 W. Main, Belle Plaine

New Laws Effective July 1, 2008

Several new laws went into effect this week, including many of the major budget bills we passed this session. Unless otherwise noted, enactment dates for any budget bills is always July 1st of the year the bill passed. Enactment for policy bills is August 1st unless otherwise noted. Here are a few of the new […]

Veseli Parade July 4th

Come join me in Veseli, Minnesota for a great parade.  Veseli is a wonderful, small town just south of Lonsdale.  See you there!

Filing for Re-election

Two years ago the citizens of Minnesota District 25B elected me to my first term as their Representative at the State Legislature. This was an honor that I respected and enjoyed. On July 1, 2008, the first day of the re-filing period with Sec. of State Mark Ritchie (pictured at left) at the Sec. of State Office, […]

Special Education Forum

Bridge Square in Northfield has always been a place for the local community to gather to observe many social events. On Thursday, June 19, once again people from all around gathered to take part in the “Taste of Northfield.” Local chefs and owners of restaurants provided people with a sample of their culinary fare. I […]

Heritage Days Parade, Faribault, MN

The parade celebrating Heritage Days in Faribault, MN on Saturday, June 21, turned out to be a wonderful time as predicted. The weather was perfect, sunny and in the high 70s and not a cloud in sight. The number of visitors and parade watchers that were present surprised me. It was a great opportunity to […]

Historic Bike Ride in Belle Plaine

Recently, I joined about 30 residents of Belle Plaine for bike tour of Historic Belle Plaine. I assisted Park Board members Cary Coop and Chuck Jacobs in being tour leaders. Cary Coop acted as tour guide giving us our instructions and filling us in at various stops on the local history. Our first stop was […]

Minnesota Dept of Agriculture Grant Money

The MN Dept of Ag will award approximately $2.7 million in matching grants to qualified organizations for the purpose of helping MN develop energy sources that displace fossil fuels with renewable energy technologies. Grants are limited to 50% of the cost of research, technical assistance or equipment related to bioenergy production or up to $1 […]