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February 3, 2016
Letter: DNR to stop mapping private ditches
Farmers who were concerned about the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) exceeding its authority regarding Minnesota’s buffer law received some welcome news recently, as Governor Dayton recently told the agency to stop mapping private ditches. For some reason, the DNR interpreted...
February 3, 2016 - 9:34pm
January 17, 2016
Chamber hosts legislative breakfast
WORTHINGTON — Bitterly cold temperatures did not deter around 30 people from gathering Saturday morning to meet with legislators to ask questions...
January 17, 2016 - 8:13pm
November 18, 2015
Letter: 'Costly debacle' of MNsure must cease
Recently, the Minnesota Department of Commerce alerted residents and families who obtain health insurance through MNsure that they can expect to pay significantly more in premium costs. I have heard outrage from a number of them. According to the department, the average rate increases...
November 18, 2015 - 5:16pm
September 10, 2015
Prioritizing projects: NEON group talks legislative platform
WORTHINGTON — Funding for Lewis & Clark, broadband expansion, school bonding and transportation topped the list of state funding requests...
September 10, 2015 - 9:34pm
June 15, 2015
Area lawmakers reflect on completed session
WORTHINGTON — Now that the latest session of the Minnesota Legislature has wrapped up, area lawmakers are mostly pleased with how things turned out. Among the top priorities for District 22 legislators was securing new money for the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System. It...
June 15, 2015 - 8:46pm
May 29, 2015
Hamilton presented with leadership award
ST. PAUL — District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, has been honored with an Outstanding Leadership Award by the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans for his advocacy for employment for Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing youths and adults. “Representative...
May 29, 2015 - 9:36pm
May 20, 2015
Column: Summing up the session
By DISTRICT 22A REP. JOE SCHOMACKER, R-Luverne The 2015 legislative session has ended, and I’m pleased to report that there are a number of good provisions that will positively impact Greater Minnesota. We have finally addressed the funding needs of rural nursing homes and provided...
May 20, 2015 - 8:05am
May 13, 2015
Bird flu infects Minnesota budget talks
ST. PAUL — Minnesota poultry farmers found themselves in the midst of political bickering Wednesday as high-level negotiators pushed time limits for resolving Democrat-Republican state budget differences. Rep. David Bly, D-Northfield, asked the House to debate a bill providing...
May 13, 2015 - 8:10pm
May 11, 2015
Letter: Farmers prioritized in House ag finance bill
The Minnesota House of Representatives has approved legislation that will fund agriculture and rural development programs over the next two years. The bill is positive for Greater Minnesota. The top priority of the ag finance bill is to protect and preserve our food supply, Investments...
May 11, 2015 - 1:56pm
April 30, 2015
Letter: Nursing home payment reform should be priority
By Arlan Swanson, Administrator/CEO, Maple Lawn Senior Care, Fulda Now is the time to transform how we care for aging Minnesotans. Sixty-thousand more people in this state will turn 65 this year and every year through at least 2030. Minnesota needs real reform now to ensure that...
April 30, 2015 - 4:21pm
April 21, 2015
No agreement on rail ‘blast zone’ funding in Minnesota House
ST. PAUL — A new phrase is entering Minnesotans’ vocabulary. “Are you in the blast zone?” state Rep. Diane Loeffler, D-Minneapolis,...
April 21, 2015 - 10:00pm
April 16, 2015
Safe roads, insured drivers: Rep. Hamilton sponsors Minnesota bill allowing undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses
ST. PAUL — District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton (R-Mountain Lake) is sponsoring a bill that would eliminate the need for proof of lawful residency in the United States to obtain a driver’s license. Hamilton said H.F. 97 should be passed for one single reason. “It comes down...
April 16, 2015 - 8:19pm
Bird flu likely to be around for years
ST. PAUL — The federal government has spent up to $30 million battling a new strain of flu that resulted in 1.5 million Minnesota turkey deaths and experts warn the issue could go on for up to five more years. “This is something we may have to live with for a number of years,”...
April 16, 2015 - 8:16pm
April 13, 2015
Letter: Places of disagreement in State of the State
Gov. Mark Dayton gave his State of the State Address on Thursday, and the governor highlighted a number of areas where he and House leadership disagree. The good news is he recognized area residents — such as Worthington Mayor Mike Kuhle, who attended the speech — for their hard...
April 13, 2015 - 3:40pm
March 9, 2015
Letter: Despite large surplus, let's remain responsible
Minnesota’s economy is back in the black. State budget experts recently announced that our state will face a $1.9 billion surplus for the fiscal year 2016-17 budget cycle, which gives lawmakers the information they need to begin the budget-setting process. It’s refreshing to...
March 9, 2015 - 5:07pm