Flooding and Water Damage

Many of you were affected by the storms that raged through the metro area, southern Minnesota and the North Shore earlier this week.  Some reported home damage basement flooding and loss of  trees as well as roof damage. I’ve attached a letter from Commissioner Rothman of the Minnesota Department of Commerce regarding what homeowners should do after a […]
David Bly Summer 2008

New Website Format

Welcome to my new website.  My hope is that this new format will make it easier for visitors to the site to find the information about my campaign and candidacy.  I owe thanks to Holly Cairns who helped me make this possible.  My blog posts now appear more in a magazine style format and you […]

Faribault Heritage Day Parade

This week end Faribault has its Heritage Days Celebration. Come join us for the Heritage Day Celebration Parade. When:  Saturday, June 16, 2012 Line up begins at 4:00 pm Parade starts at 6:30 pm sharpWhere:  Line up at the Rice County Fairgrounds (see below map for line up area and also parade route). Rice County […]

Annual Fishing Trip

      Every year for the past ten I’ve joined some great friends on an annual fishing trip to Lake Plantagenet, near Bemidji.  It is a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and a beautiful Minnesota Lake.  This year in addition to my license I bought a walleye stamp to help restock the lakes. […]

Minnesota Budget Project Releases Report on Leg. Process

The Minnesota Budget Project recently released a downloadable report on the 2011 – 2012 Legislative Budget Procees (The Minnesota Budget Project – an initiative of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits – is an active voice for tax fairness and a balanced approach to state and federal budgets.): Following a long and contentious budget debate in 2011 that […]
MaynardsLake Minnetonka


Friday, June 22, 7 am to 1 pm Maynard’s on Lake Minnetonka — Guided fishing for military families & Wounded Warriors — Free picnic lunch — Fishing contest for youth with trophies & medals — Boats & equipment provided Sponsored by: Twin Cities Muskies Inc and Maynard’s on Lake Minnetonka   This event is located […]


  The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) reminds residents that the deadline to apply for the Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force (OATF) is June 26. The OATF advises the Commissioner of Agriculture and the University of Minnesota about policies and programs that will improve organic agriculture in the state. Members from the following categories or […]

Bond Funding Available for Local Gvt. Projects from DEED

        The Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is now accepting applications for capital projects that are eligible for $47.5 million in construction bond funding approved during the 2012 legislative session. Local units of government can apply for funding for projects having a useful lifespan of at least 10 years. Eligible […]

Veterans Career Info

I just received an e-mail update from Rep. Rick Hansen and thought I would pass it on. It seemed a good gesture following our memorial day ceremonies. Here is some info from the Workforce Center on upcoming Veteran’s opportunities: Minnesota Veterans Career Fair – Wed. July 11 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center. Link  Veterans – […]