About David

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Flood Relief

 The other day I received the following press release and thought I would pass it on as flood victims continue to need help: For Immediate Release Hotel & Restaurant workers host drive to restock kitchens for flood survivorsOct. 31-Nov. 2, at UNITE HERE Local 21 office, 105 N. Broadway, Rochester Two and a half months […]

State Fair and Poll results

 This last Friday I worked the State Fair booth for the Minnesota State Legislature with Rep. Patti Fritz who represents the other half of Rice County.  As always it was great to spend some time with Patti and get caught up with her efforts to bring more funding to Nursing homes.  One of the jobs […]

Regarding the 35W Bridge Collapse Tragedy

 I received word from Melanie Ewald, Individual Giving Manager at the Red Cross that the Red Cross has changed its message as follows: Due to the extraordinary generosity of the public, the American Red Cross believes that current financial donations and pledges will be sufficient to cover the estimated costs of its response to the […]

More on I 35

 Rep. Rick Hansen sends out occassional e-mail updates to subscribers, here is one he sent earlier today: Our thoughts and prayers go out to people and their families caught in the I-3W Bridge Disaster last night.  Events such as this cause reflection and thought.  Who?  What?  When?  Where?  How?  Why?  We can be proud of […]

I 35 Bridge Collapse

 The I 35 bridge collapse has everyone's attention and I am sure we will hear more news as time goes on.  For those fo you who wish to find out more or learn how you can help here is some information:  Call the Red Cross at 612-871-7676.  If callers get a voicemail, leave contact information […]

Funding Nursing Homes: Priority for our Community

 I would like to respond to questions I am hearing about the funding of nursing homes in our communities. Nursing homes, especially in rural areas, are under-funded, and have been for a good portion of this decade.  Our older relatives and friends have given so much to our community and I believe it is vital […]

New Laws 2007

   It is now possible to visit the Web and find overviews of the 150 new laws enacted during the 2007 legislative session. The overviews are put together by nonpartisan House Public Information Services staff, with help from the nonpartisan House Research and House Fiscal Analysis departments.  You will find they are written in an […]

Special Election may be about Education and Healthcare

 As you might imagine there is lots of interest in the special election over in House Seat 28B, held for the last 30 years by Rep. Sviggum.  Eleven candidates are vying for the seat.  That’s five Republicans and six Democrats.   I was struck by the tone expressed by the two Leaders in the House. […]

Posting again

 I have been back in Northfield a little more than a week and have been attempting to catch up on all those loose ends left hanging.  It has been a busy week and a half and looks to continue in that vein but I will try not to avoid this communication tool if I can. […]