Conservation Minnesota Rating: 100%

I’m pleased to receive the endorsement of Conversation Minnesota.  Conservation Minnesota’s mission is to turn conservation values into state priorities and to provide information needed to make decisions for families, communities and the future. Their website states that the biggest conservation decisions are made by elected officials.  So one of the most important things conservation-minded citizens can do to protect […]

Flood Update

Yesterday, I attended a meeting in Faribault to talk with local and state officials about recovery efforts and state aid as a result of last week’s heavy rainfall. The flooded wastewater treatment facility in Faribault is still a concern, but progress is being made by the hour. At the time of the meeting, raw sewage […]

Help the Minnesota Health Plan by Helping Our Legislators!

The MHP provides health care to ALL Minnesotans.  Join us tonight for a fundraiser for myself and another DFL candidate for the State Legislature- TED WINTER of Fulda (District 22A). There will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres and it’s during happy hour at the Red Stag. We will both be there to talk about the issues and hear from […]

Ranking of Road Quality in Minnesota is Falling

The Reason Foundation, which describes itself as an organization that promotes free minds and free markets, has released its Annual Highway Report and ranks Minnesota 25th in the nation, a decline of 10 spots in one year.   Minnesota can be proud of its low fatality rates as well as the condition of its bridges, however the deteriorating […]

More Endorsements Received

I am pleased to announce that the political action committees of the following organizations have added their endorsements to the ones I have already received:   International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

Reception and Fundraiser on Sept 16th at the home of Mike Thorsteinson

Tom Rukavina, Margaret Anderson Kelliher, and former House Speaker Bob Vanasek are scheduled to attend a reception and fundraiser for me at the lakeside home of Mike Thorsteinson on Thursday, September 16, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Please come and bring a friend. More details and directions are in the attached flyer.

School Funding Session in Belle Plaine

State Senator Kevin Dahle and I will be hosting Rep. Mindy Greiling who will speak about creating sound funding for Minnesota’s public schools. Her speech, titled The “New Minnesota Miracle” will be held Tuesday, August 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Kingsway Ratzkeller, Kingsway Retirement Living, The Lutheran Home Campus, 815 West Main […]

4 Days, 25 Bands, 100 Concerts

Beginning Thursday, August 5th, and going through Sunday, August 8th, Northfield and neighboring communities will host the 2010 Vintage Band Music Festival featuring 25 bands from the upper Midwest, the Eastern United States, and as far away as Helsinki and Austria. Local Northfield venues include the Northfield Retirement Center, Way, Riverside and Oddfellows Parks, the […]