Northfield Flood Sandbags

As Storm Season Approaches, Inventory Your Home

SAINT PAUL, MN – The first day of spring signals entry into severe weather season – floods, thunderstorms, and tornadoes.  Minnesotans understand the volatility of weather, seeing record number of tornadoes in 2011 and an increased tornado season in 2012, beginning in March and ending in November. Consumers who have experienced the devastation of a […]

April 7, 2013

Minnesota Youth Council Accepting Applications

The Minnesota Alliance with Youth is looking for youth-adult pairs from across the state of Minnesota to serve on the Minnesota Youth Council for the purpose of expanding the youth voice and to be a part of decision-making processes at the state and local level. The MYC uses a youth-adult partnership model, where youth and […]

April 2, 2013
Secretary of State

Board Vacancy Notices from Secretary of State

The Secretary of State’s Office today released the monthly notice of vacancies that have occurred in multi-member state agencies, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes. Application forms may be found online or may be obtained from the Office of the Secretary of State, Open Appointments, 180 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., […]

April 2, 2013
David at desk

Citizen Input Contributed to Development of Budget

Last week the House DFL Majority released a budget framework that puts Minnesota on sound fiscal footing and moves our state forward. It reflects our focus on creating jobs, balancing Minnesota’s budget without any gimmicks, and making investments that grow the middle class. These investments include making sure our children receive a great education and […]

March 25, 2013
Health Care

Health Care Exchange Signed by Governor

Friday the House passed a bill that would fund  a new state agency charged with running a health care exchange.  The agency would work with insurance carriers who would sell health care plans through a state website. According to the Minnesota Legislature’s Session Daily, more than one million consumers are expected to purchase health insurance […]

March 18, 2013

Committee Vote on Buy the Farm amendments expected March 20

My Bill, HF 338, amends Minnesota’s Buy the Farm law to capture the original intent of the law and further protect farmers when utilities acquire land to build high voltage transmission lines. According to an article in the Pioneer Press, the need for the changes arose out of complaints from farmers who claim that energy […]

March 6, 2013
abbott-northwestern-home-photo copy

My Recovery

Most of you may have heard that I went in for a stress test at the Minneapolis Heart Clinic Dec. 10.  I had been getting warning signs during the campaign that I needed to check things out. Some shortness of breath and what I kept telling myself was heartburn.  I didn’t want to take the […]

December 30, 2012

Environmental Endorsements

Minnesota’s environmental organizations  do great work advocating for clean water and air.  Some of you may be members of Clean Water Action, Sierra Club – NorthStar chapter, and Conservation Minnesota. They have many fronts they work on and one is legislative.  I was fortunate to get a 100% rating from them every year I served […]

September 1, 2012

David Bly District tour Aug. 14, 2012

I will be visiting some established locations across my district and talking with voters about issues and concerns of the day. Starting with a visit to: 1      Northfield Day Care 2      Carleton’s Weiz Center for the Arts 3      Life Skills publishing 4      Bridge Square and downtown 5      Millstream Commons (Bobby Helling) 6      Longfellow School 7      […]

August 13, 2012
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