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Two men, 77 and 82, go through ice while fishing on western Minnesota lake
Prosecutors want police conduct expert to testify at Minnesota police officer's manslaughter trial
Minn. legislators weigh increasing penalties for blocking highways during protests
Dutch Treat: Kendra and Marv Kuipers operating Dutch Inn in Edgerton
Still flying high: Worthington Civil Air Patrol squadron marks 75 years this week
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U.S. women's team settle pay dispute, avoid boycott
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New NFL rules include banning leaping block
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Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Column: Thanks to Minnesota farmers, we’re making great progress on new buffer requirement
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Amanda Faith Schmidt
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Mareileen "Neen" Benson
Church’s Lenten theme gets people thinking
Daughters often get first tanning salon experience with mom
Column: Your not-average people have great things going for them
Remarkable recovery: A combined 14 surgeries later, Bart and Sherry DeBoer share tale of crash with suspected drunk driver
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June 13, 2016
Area GOP endorses Weber, Schomacker and Hamilton
EDGERTON — Republicans from eight counties gathered Friday in Edgerton to officially endorse the re-election bids of their current state lawmakers. Sen. Bill Weber of Luverne and Reps. Joe Schomacker of Luverne and Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake received the party’s support and...
June 13, 2016 - 10:16pm
May 2, 2016
Letter: House Democrats take aim at Lewis and Clark
On seven occasions during a recent debate on a jobs and economic development funding proposal, Minnesota House Democrats attempted to remove needed funds that would complete the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System project. I was bewildered by the repeated maneuver. It was ironic...
May 2, 2016 - 4:07pm
April 27, 2016
Letter: House Republicans make rural health care a priority
Improving health care for Greater Minnesotans has been a top goal for Minnesota House Republicans this session, and we have adopted a number of rural health initiatives over the past two years that prioritize care for our seniors and lower health care costs for rural Minnesotans....
April 27, 2016 - 5:11pm
April 18, 2016
Letter: Lawmaker supports fireworks measure
The Minnesota House of Representatives has approved legislation that would make it legal for residents to buy and use bottle rockets, firecrackers and other aerial fireworks around Independence Day. I supported the measure. Every year hundreds of people drive to South Dakota, buy...
April 18, 2016 - 4:27pm
April 11, 2016
Letter: Bill would aid residents with MNsure liens
Sign up for health insurance and lose your property? Thanks to the Affordable Care Act in Minnesota, it’s happening. Recent news reports found that after signing up for health insurance through MNsure, a number of Minnesota residents had liens placed on their property. A bill I’ve...
April 11, 2016 - 5:45pm
March 21, 2016
Letter: Deer hunting survey bill headed to House floor
A bill I’m sponsoring that would give deer hunters more input into hunting rules and regulations will soon be debated on the Minnesota House floor. The legislation is an answer to local concerns about the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) that were shared at a Slayton listening...
March 21, 2016 - 4:49pm
March 11, 2016
Letter: Legislator cautiously optimistic about budget
There are positives and negatives to be found in Minnesota’s recent state budget forecast. The good: state economists recently projected Minnesota to realize a $900 million surplus. The not-as-good: the total is roughly $300 million lower than the last estimate that was released...
March 11, 2016 - 9:42pm
March 7, 2016
Column: Greater Minnesota -- and no raised taxes -- will be focus of session
The 2016 legislative session is likely to be dominated by three topics: transportation, taxes and bonding. I have a feeling all three bills are going to work in concert with one another, as we will be looking to continue our investment in Greater Minnesota — particularly by fighting...
March 7, 2016 - 5:35pm
March 2, 2016
Schomacker honored for work on Casey Jones Trail
ST. PAUL — District 22A Rep. Joe Schomacker was honored Feb. 24 as a Legislator of Distinction by Minnesota Parks & Trails during its advocacy day at the Harriet Island Pavilion in St. Paul. Several state park supporters as well as trail and bike enthusiasts from across the...
March 2, 2016 - 8:59pm
February 25, 2016
Letter: Support for GOP transportation plan urged
An updated fiscal forecast is expected from Minnesota’s economic experts in the coming days, and the time is right to approve a long-term transportation plan that would invest $7 billion in state roads and bridges over the next ten years without raising gas taxes. If my legislative...
February 25, 2016 - 5:22pm
February 18, 2016
Hamilton, Schomacker and Gunther meet to talk child care on Feb. 29
WORTHINGTON — State Reps. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake; Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne; and Bob Gunther, R-Fairmont, invite parents and child care providers to attend a listening session from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 29 at the Worthington Fire Hall in Worthington, 830 Second Ave., to discuss...
February 18, 2016 - 8:01pm
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
January 5, 2016
Schomacker, Weber to host listening sessions
LUVERNE — Minnesota House Aging and Long Term Care Policy Chairman Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne, and State Senator Bill Weber, R-Luverne, are hosting two listening sessions to discuss Minnesota’s historic nursing home funding and reform law and to learn about its local impacts. The...
January 5, 2016 - 8:22pm
December 29, 2015
Letter: Town Hall event addresses deer hunting
I hosted a Town Hall on Dec. 22 for concerned deer hunters in southwest Minnesota to express their frustrations regarding the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource’s (DNR) management of the deer herd. Over 50 deer hunters attended the Town Hall at Beaver Creek Archery Club...
December 29, 2015 - 9:38pm
December 21, 2015
Minnesota GOP says will deliver more elderly care provisions
ST. PAUL — Minnesota House Republicans say they are putting a priority on aiding the state’s elderly, but when they announced that Monday...
December 21, 2015 - 9:01pm