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Interesting Briefs Filed on Unallotment

 On Monday, March 15, at 9:00 AM the Minnesota Supreme Court will address the arguments for and against the unallotments made to the budget by Governor Pawlenty. In a Friend of the Court Brief from the League of Minnesota Cities, an argument is made that the legislature, when passing the unallotment statute in 1939, does […]

SFA’s Annual Conference

 The Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota held its 19th annual conference at St. Olaf College on Saturday, February 20th.  SFA’s mission is to support the development and enhancement of sustainable farming systems through innovation, demonstration, education, and farmer-to-farmer networking.  Mark Richie, Minnesota Secretary of State gave the keynote address “Farming 2020, A Sustainable Vision.”  The […]

MN Renewable Energy Society Event

 On Friday I attended the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society 30th Anniversary Gala and Fundraiser at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. Paul.  The event Master of Ceremonies was Don Shelby from WCCO 4 News, music was provided by acoustic folk and jazzy reggae artist Michael Monroe and the food was locally grown.  The keynote speaker was Paul […]

What is a bonding bill?

 Today chair of the Capital Investment committee, Rep. Alice Hausman presented the House Bonding Bill and I have been receiving e-mails about my coming vote on the bill. Most of them use a draft provided by the group Minnesota Majority. These drafts seem to confuse bonding and general fund expenditures. I came upon a good […]

$1 Billion Bonding Proposal Could Create 10,000 Jobs

 The Capital Investment Bill introduced on Thursday focuses on job creation, funding for Minnesota State colleges and universities and additional monies for buses and light rail. The HF2700 Bonding Bill Spreadsheet_1 presents a list of projects and proposed funding levels being considered. You can follow the progress of the Bill on the Minnesota House of […]

A Heartfelt Thanks

 Thank you to everyone who attended or contributed to the fundraising event at Butler’s Steak and Ale on Saturday. It was a great success. A stream cannot rise larger than its source. Theodore Roosevelt

Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Grants

 Twenty-seven organizations from 12 Minnesota counties received $1,462,500 in grants for historic and cultural projects of enduring value. The Minnesota Historical Society is helping to grant wishes to dozens of historic and cultural organizations across the state. The Society announced the first 27 recipients of Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Mid-Size and Large Grants for […]

Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Activity Licenses Information

 Information about obtaining licenses & vehicle registrations for hunting, fishing, skiing & other outdoor activities & vehicle registrations is available at the DNR’s website. Information on trends of license sales in recent years can be found near the bottom of the menu on the left.