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August 1, 2011
Minn. lawmakers stake out positions on debt deal
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Minnesota's members of Congress are preparing for a key vote on a deficit-reduction deal after a months-long standoff over the nation's debt limit. Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Monday that she will vote yes and expects the agreement to pass the Senate. Klobuchar...
August 1, 2011 - 11:12am
July 31, 2011
Obama, Congress reach a debt deal
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. The dramatic resolution lifted a cloud that had threatened the still-fragile...
July 31, 2011 - 10:39pm
January 4, 2011
Back to work
ST. PAUL -- If great challenges lead to great opportunities, as the old saying goes, Minnesota lawmakers have a whale of an opportunity this...
January 4, 2011 - 8:55pm
November 12, 2010
Walz meets with JCC ag students
JACKSON -- Recently re-elected to his third term in the U.S. Congress, Rep. Tim Walz visited the high school agriculture classroom at Jackson...
November 12, 2010 - 8:42pm
November 3, 2010
Republicans must prove themselves
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. "It is time for the Republicans to step up and get some...
November 3, 2010 - 9:52pm
October 22, 2010
Letter: Former ag committee chair backs Demmer
Agriculture is an issue that is very personal for me. I always felt privileged to grow up on a family dairy farm in rural Little Falls. I was proud to serve the people of Morrison and Crow Wing counties in the Minnesota House of Representatives for 29 years, including 16 years as...
October 22, 2010 - 12:00am
Letter: Walz more than just the best choice
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 strong candidate will give us more of the former than the latter....
October 22, 2010 - 12:00am
October 20, 2010
Letter: Wilson: 'Shine through that dark cloud'
I cannot relate to politics in this nation. I love our country, but there is a dark cloud that surrounds politics. Either we embrace the dark cloud or we reject it. I reject the dark cloud and choose to approach politics with a clean style -- the same way any of us would start a...
October 20, 2010 - 12:00am
September 29, 2010
As others see it: Use of the filibuster soars
The use of the filibuster as a needed action to pass bills in Congress is something not envisioned by the Founding Fathers in the U.S. Constitution. It is a creature of the U.S. Senate, and an increasingly used one which threatens to keep partisan forces at bay. Common Cause, the...
September 29, 2010 - 12:00am
September 22, 2010
Letter: Democrats aren't listening to Americans
Why are Democrats running from Nancy Pelosi? Why are Democrats distancing themselves from their party leadership? The answer, of course, is because they listened to them and not the American people. Somehow they think that by putting the blame on Pelosi, they are off the hook for...
September 22, 2010 - 12:00am
September 21, 2010
Letter: Time to reign in federal government
The current First District Representative may not fit the resume template of the elites in the current administration or some members of Congress, but an examination of his voting record and stated positions on far-reaching legislation demonstrates to me he may have been greatly influenced...
September 21, 2010 - 12:00am
May 27, 2010
Letter: Walz's re-election bid should be supported
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. In his recent letter Mr. Garber derided Tim for supporting "bailing out failing...
May 27, 2010 - 12:00am
May 25, 2010
Letter: Let's hope Demmer gives our youths opportunity
I want to hear what Randy Demmer thinks of my kids, and what his ideas are for reducing the tax burden we all face. I already know what Tim Walz thinks. For the short term, I think Mr. Walz may have the upper hand on the "reducing government spending" issue. Mr. Walz's position on...
May 25, 2010 - 12:00am
May 16, 2010
Start with a little respect
SAN DIEGO -- Republicans in Congress say the most preposterous things about illegal immigration. In fact, they could use a tutorial on how to talk about border security and U.S. sovereignty without sounding so buffoonish. And until they learn, they're going to continue to alienate...
May 16, 2010 - 9:39pm
May 14, 2010
Letter: Demmer must be present to lead us
State Representative Randy Demmer claims he wants to represent us in Congress, but he recently missed a key vote on April 27. The vote was on the Agriculture and Veterans policy bill in the State House. I looked into it a bit further and it is clear that Rep. Demmer has missed 68...
May 14, 2010 - 12:00am