Kick-Off Event for Re-election

On Sunday, July 13th, I launched my bid for re-election as representative of the people in Minnesota House district 25B. About 50 people attended my kick-off event hosted by Bob and Suzannah Ciernia of Northfield in their beautiful, backyard garden. Supporters were treated to lemonade and root beer, cheese and crackers, an assortment of olives, […]

Asset Based Community Development

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) is seeking up to eight communities (a geographical community, a neighborhood, a county, groups of organizations, or any combination) to engage in asset based community development (ABCD) efforts leading to economic growth and prosperity.  As part of the grant, SMIF will provide up to $15,000 for community projects along with […]

Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation

Governor Tim Pawlenty authorized Minnesota’s participation in the Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) Program. This federally funded program can provide up to 13 additional weeks of unemployment benefits to workers who have exhausted their regular state unemployment benefits. Under the EUC Program, individuals who were unemployed the week beginning July 6, 2008; may apply for […]

Best Practices Report

State Auditor Rebecca Otto has released the Best Practices Review on Reducing Energy Costs in Local Government. The review is designed to be easy to use for local government. The online version has a user-friendly feature: It is interactive. “When we surveyed local governments for this review, they reported that an obstacle to reducing energy […]

Al and Franni Franken

Fundraiser at the home Amy Sieve & Jerry Johnson hosting the Frankens, Senator Dahle and myself.  For more information email 

Kolacky Grand Day Parade

Montgomery is the Koacky Capital of the World so join me in celebrating.  For a schedule of events, go to their website.  I’ll see you at the Parade!