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 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 costs […]

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 – […]

Memorial Day 2012

My mom recently moved to Northfield from California and I wanted to take her to Northfield’s Memorial Day ceremony.  I walked over to Park Point East at 7:30 and had breakfast with her but when I walked home to get the car and returned I found she had fallen back to sleep. So I went […]
Convention delegates

20B DFL Endorsing Convention

Tuesday evening, May 1st, I was again endorsed by my local DFL endorsing convention. DFLHD 20B, to run for the Minnesota House.  My challenger was Mick McGuire who ran against Glen Grunhagen in 2010, but was redistricted into the same district.  Mick was a good challenger and made me work harder. As is usually the […]