Thousands Rally at Capitol for Education

I stood at the capitol steps with several thousand Minnesota citizens to pursuade the legislature to fairly fund education. It was cold but people were warmed by the passion and outrage of the speakers. Northfield was well represented with the two bus load contingent. I had a good visit with Rep. Patti Fritz from Faribault. […]

Education Rally

Monday, February 28, 2005 at the Minnesota State Capitol make your voice heard in support of public education. Public schools are at risk. Inadequate funding from the Minnesota Legislature is forcing schools throughout the state to lay off staff and cut programs. A STATEWIDE RALLY for PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING organized by the

Candidates need to know the law

Reading Paul Fried’s letter to the editor in Saturday’s paper reminded me of the complexities of running a campaign. I learned of this law and avoided commercial sites for signs. I did not want to put owners at risk, even when supporters encouraged me to make use of the high visibility of some commercial locations. […]

Legislative Leadership Needed

I want to thank Rep. Cox for responding to my letter. However, I wish he had let voters know in his campaign literature that he believes little can be done to improve the funding situation for Minnesota schools, and that he won’t commit to advocate for our schools. He first claims that our health and […]

Energy Forum at St. Olaf

Thursday, I went to an Energy Forum at St. Olaf, sponsored by RENew Northfield, St. Olaf PAC and other St. Olaf Student Organizations. Mike Bull, Northfield resident and one of our state’s primier energy wonks (Legislative Analyst for House Regulated Industries Committee, and is also working on ethanol in Gov. Pawlenty’s adminstration) came late and […]

Citizen Input

One of the issues that I differed with my opponent on in the last campaign was the importance of citizen input. Following is a guest column from Carol Overland, who as my campaign manager helped considerably with all the ins and outs of my campaign. In her work she is a powerful public advocate for […]

So how do we pay for what we want?

Rep. Cox offers some opinions and observations in his recent blog, but I wish he would cite his sources as I am not sure where he gets some of these notions. Such as: The state has seen increases in the number of jobs and also increases in tax collections, including substantial increases on corporate income […]

‘Heavy Weather’ – Where’s the silver lining in the coming session?

The election is long over, and yet Speaker Sviggum and Rep. Cox are intent on continuing their personal attacks toward the DFL and my campaign. Ray in a recent blog claims I didn’t send out flyers. Is it distraction from their inaction? Is it avoidance of the issues, or a distraction from his own indiscretions? […]