CAPITOL CHATTER Federal failure costs state
By Don Davis
The federal governments failure to agree on how to fix its debt problem could cost Minnesota more than $90 million this year.
Early numbers show schools and health programs could be among... Posted on 4/5/13 at 5:04 PM
STAFF BLOG TALES FROM THE CHIEF Speaking with Steven Wilson
Anyone around southwest Minnesota with the least amount of interest in politics probably knows Tim Walz is our representative in the U.S. House of Representatives. A few people probably also know that... Posted on 5/25/10 at 3:18 PM
Gov. Jan Brewer must call special election to fill out rest of the term
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona announced Sunday she intends to resign from Congress this week to concentrate on recovering from wounds suffered in an assassination attempt a little more than a year ago that shook the country.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ending a perilous stalemate, President Barack Obama announced agreement Sunday night with Republican congressional leaders on a compromise to avoid the nation's first-ever financial default.
Smiles trump overwhelming challenges on first legislative day
ST. PAUL — If great challenges lead to great opportunities, as the old saying goes, Minnesota lawmakers have a whale of an opportunity this year.
“There are fantastic opportunities out there,” said new Sen. John Carlson, R-Bemidji, one of 60 new legislators, mostly Republican, who took office Tuesday.
JACKSON — Recently re-elected to his third term in the U.S. Congress, Rep. Tim Walz visited the high school agriculture classroom at Jackson County Central Friday morning to share his thoughts on agriculture, education and energy.
ST. PAUL — Republicans are used to saying they could do a better job of legislating if Democrats would just get out of the way.
When the Minnesota Legislature becomes GOP controlled in January, they need to walk the talk.
OK, we all know that it’s campaign season and there are going to lots of campaign ads and mail flyers. Some are going to tout a candidate’s strengths, and some are going to point out alleged weakness in an opponent.
A recent letter in your newspaper makes it seem that Mr. Garber should get to know Tim Walz better. It seems that he hasn’t been paying attention to the hard work that Tim has been doing for our district.
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