Campaign Kick Off – Great fun and a success

            July 6th I kicked off my Northfield Campaign for election MN House Seat 20B at Northfield’s Grand Event Center on 4th and Washington Streets.  Senator Klobuchar and Governor Dayton sent regrets as they were busy touring flood damage up North after the President’s Emergency Declaration. But both Rep. Paul […]


President Obama signed the Minnesota Disaster Declaration for the counties of Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Crow Wing, Dakota, Goodhue, Kandiyohi, Lake, Meeker, Pine, Rice, Sibley, St. Louis, and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. This kind of action will […]

4th of July Parade in Veseli

I spent the 4th of July in 100+ degree heat marching with friends in Veseli’s Independence Day Parade.  Always a fun event folks are friendly and enjoy the stickering and the chance to visit with local candidates.  Fortunately, for us there is a reprieve in the heat but just in case the heat returns below […]

Flooding and Water Damage

Many of you were affected by the storms that raged through the metro area, southern Minnesota and the North Shore earlier this week. There was also a lot of Water Damage Tampa FL. Some reported home damage basement flooding and loss of  trees as well as roof damage. I’ve attached a letter from Commissioner Rothman of the Minnesota […]

New Website Format

Welcome to my new website.  My hope is that this new format will make it easier for visitors to the site to find the information about my campaign and candidacy.  I owe thanks to Holly Cairns who helped me make this possible.  My blog posts now appear more in a magazine style format and you […]

Faribault Heritage Day Parade

This week end Faribault has its Heritage Days Celebration. Come join us for the Heritage Day Celebration Parade. When:  Saturday, June 16, 2012 Line up begins at 4:00 pm Parade starts at 6:30 pm sharpWhere:  Line up at the Rice County Fairgrounds (see below map for line up area and also parade route). Rice County […]

Annual Fishing Trip

      Every year for the past ten I’ve joined some great friends on an annual fishing trip to Lake Plantagenet, near Bemidji.  It is a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and a beautiful Minnesota Lake.  This year in addition to my license I bought a walleye stamp to help restock the lakes. […]

Minnesota Budget Project Releases Report on Leg. Process

The Minnesota Budget Project recently released a downloadable report on the 2011 – 2012 Legislative Budget Procees (The Minnesota Budget Project – an initiative of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits – is an active voice for tax fairness and a balanced approach to state and federal budgets.): Following a long and contentious budget debate in 2011 that […]


Friday, June 22, 7 am to 1 pm Maynard’s on Lake Minnetonka — Guided fishing for military families & Wounded Warriors — Free picnic lunch — Fishing contest for youth with trophies & medals — Boats & equipment provided Sponsored by: Twin Cities Muskies Inc and Maynard’s on Lake Minnetonka   This event is located […]