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Brad Paisley to bring world tour to Sioux Falls
Teen dies on a Sioux Falls interstate when truck vaulted, landing on top of another vehicle
Only 22 percent of Minnesotans think Franken should remain in office, KSTP poll finds
Water & Light Commission backs new housing program
Sunday traffic stop nets two arrests, 20 pounds of meth
Wild about turkeys: Hunters thankful for challenges
Girls basketball: Rock Valley tops Sibley-Ocheyedan
Gophers coach P.J. Fleck receives contract extension but no added raise
The Drill (Episode 32: Nov. 22, 2017)
Injury woes challenge UMD hockey
Column: There’s plenty to celebrate on Thanksgiving
Column: Hospice care includes many non-cancer diagnoses
Letter: Let’s be honest about MinnesotaCare expansion costs
Letter: Time to ‘Ring the Bell’ to help in Nobles County
Letter: To respect the flag, stand for it
Douglas Dale Kleve
Barry M. Iwen
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Talking turkey: St. Mary’s youths offer cooking tips
The great canned pumpkin hunt: Fans won't let Festal go
My honest list of thanks
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4 family-friendly games to spice up any Turkey Day gathering
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March 30, 2015
Letter: New GOP transportation proposal deserves support
A new legislative Republican proposal unveiled recently would dedicate $7 billion to road and bridge needs across Minnesota without raising taxes or fees. This is good news for Greater Minnesota. Public interest is at an all-time high when it comes to improving our local roads and...
March 30, 2015 - 4:46pm
March 9, 2015
Letter: Local legislation moving forward in House talks
A number of bills important to southwestern Minnesotans are receiving favorable responses in the Minnesota House. This is the time of year when local bills begin to receive strong debate, and I’m pleased that several of them I’m sponsoring for our district are seeing positive...
March 9, 2015 - 5:04pm
February 23, 2015
Letters: New strategies needed on health insurance
District 22A Rep. Joe Schomacker R-Luverne Over the last several months, Minnesota’s non-partisan legislative auditor conducted an audit of the MNSure health exchange and shared his findings with members of both the Minnesota House and Senate. His diagnosis: MNSure has had...
February 23, 2015 - 8:43pm
February 13, 2015
Schomacker co-authoring bill for state's family farmers
ST. PAUL — Many farmers have been facing an unwanted predicament over the past few years when it comes to supporting capital bond levies, especially as it relates to schools. Some may want to support the proposals, but if they do they know they will pay ten times more than a city...
February 13, 2015 - 10:03pm
February 2, 2015
Letter: Flood relief money is good for region
Some good news is on the way for southwestern Minnesota communities that were devastated by heavy rains and flooding last June. Last week, the House approved a disaster relief measure that would allocate additional funds to the 47 counties that were impacted. Last session, lawmakers...
February 2, 2015 - 4:50pm
January 29, 2015
Flood relief bill passes MN House
ST. PAUL — By a vote of 132 to 0, the Minnesota House approved legislation Thursday that will bring disaster relief funding to southwestern Minnesota communities that were devastated by heavy rains and flooding last June. Last session lawmakers set aside money for a special natural...
January 29, 2015 - 10:09pm
January 26, 2015
Column: New bill would boost health care for seniors
By Barb Atchison, Administrator, South Shore and Crossroads Care Centers, Worthington My dad once said, “You don’t realize you are getting older and all of a sudden, you’re there.” The Globe has published two articles about the need for reform in nursing home funding in...
January 26, 2015 - 5:17pm
Letter: Tax relief could soon be on its way
The Minnesota House of Representatives has taken the first step toward providing tens of thousands of Minnesotans with tax relief by recently approving a tax conformity proposal. I supported the measure. This is the first bill approved by the full House this year, and it is urgently...
January 26, 2015 - 5:16pm
January 16, 2015
Schomacker authors bill to protect aging adults' quality of life
ST. PAUL — District 22B Rep.
January 16, 2015 - 9:49pm
December 26, 2014
Elderly, disabled care top priorities
ST. PAUL — The top priority for many rural Minnesota legislators is to improve state funding sent to elderly and disabled care programs. House...
December 26, 2014 - 9:24pm
December 21, 2014
Schomacker receives House committee assignments
ST. PAUL — District 22A Rep. Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne, has been appointed to a number of new House committees. This will be Schomacker’s third term in the Minnesota House. Along with being named chairman of the Minnesota House Aging and Long Term Care Policy Committee, Schomacker...
December 21, 2014 - 8:53pm
December 15, 2014
Legislative breakfast event Wednesday
WORTHINGTON — The Governmental Affairs Committee of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative breakfast event Wednesday. The event will begin at 7 a.m. at the Hickory Lodge, 2015 N. Humiston Ave. Invited to attend are District 22 Sen. Bill Weber, District...
December 15, 2014 - 2:41pm
December 9, 2014
Letter: State representative analyzes budget forecast
Rep. Joe Schomacker, District 22A (R-Luverne) Minnesota’s economic experts say a budget surplus is expected for our state’s next two year budget cycle, which is positive news. It’s always better to be in the black than to face a budget shortfall. So while I’m pleased...
December 9, 2014 - 8:22pm
November 5, 2014
Hamilton, Schomacker re-elected
Both of the region’s races for Minnesota House turned out to be one-sided affairs Tuesday. In District 22B, Republican Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake cruised to his sixth two-year term, recording the largest margin of victory of his electoral career. With 86 of 88 precincts counted,...
November 5, 2014 - 1:52am
October 30, 2014
Editorial: Vote Hamilton, Schomacker
For the last 10 years, Rod Hamilton has more than ably represented his District 22B constituents in the Minnesota House. He’s now in the midst of seeking his sixth two-year-term, and to get it he’ll have to defeat DFLer Cheryl Avenel-Navara for the second consecutive election....
October 30, 2014 - 9:08pm