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County 4-H’ers selected for presidential inauguration trip
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Web app tracks radon in Minnesota counties
‘Poke Ventures’ inspire community exploration, exercise
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April 8, 2015
Livingstone puts down his pen
Craig Livingstone joked that when his wife saw him staring out the window he had a hard time convincing her he was working. Sometimes the part-time editorial cartoonist found his best inspiration is right in his own backyard, which worked out quite nicely for his local newspaper. Livingstone...
April 8, 2015 - 1:00pm
April 3, 2015
Column: We have so much to do
For those of you that do not know me, I was born and lived in the Red Wing area my whole life. I am a proud graduate of the Red Wing High School class of 1973. I did not attend college. I owned and managed a successful business in the community since I was 20 years old. I semi-retired...
April 3, 2015 - 4:00pm
Column: Congress makes progress on a good IDEA
Whenever I bring up Washington’s role in funding special education with my colleagues, I receive an identical response. Regardless if they are a Republican or a Democrat, member of the U.S. House or U.S. Senate, virtually all agree Congress needs to do more to fulfill its promise...
April 3, 2015 - 1:00pm
Column: Community cares
Balancing a budget deficit of over a million dollars was not the way I had envisioned starting my term. It was a sobering reality with a steep learning curve, but challenges were met with diligence and perseverance. I am impressed at the job done by all involved in creating the...
April 3, 2015 - 10:00am
April 1, 2015
Column: $7B for roads, bridges — without raising taxes
Last November, we heard a strong message from Minnesotans – particularly from greater Minnesota – who told us they wanted to see road and bridge improvements. Our Minnesota House Transportation Finance Committee was challenged with crafting a long-range plan that addressed this...
April 1, 2015 - 11:00am
March 23, 2015
Column: Eliminate fraud from Medical Assistance
In 2013, Minnesota’s nonpartisan legislative auditor conducted an analysis of Minnesota’s medical and government assistance programs and found that the Department of Human Services was not doing a thorough job in determining recipient eligibility. In other words, through cheating,...
March 23, 2015 - 11:00am
March 18, 2015
Column: What does the Internet mean for us?
One hundred years ago electricity, telephones and automobiles were new technologies that would change the world. But they weren’t yet fully available or affordable. Most people were just hoping for indoor plumbing. The technologies we look forward to 100 years later include self-driving...
March 18, 2015 - 1:00pm
March 8, 2015
Column: We'll see if this Legislature solves problems
One thing I’ve learned in office these past two years is that a good legislator is, fundamentally, a good problem solver. In turn, a good legislature is one that solves problems. Following a decade of recurring state budget deficits and short-term decision-making, in 2013 the...
March 8, 2015 - 3:00pm
March 5, 2015
Column: Positives can, will arise from difficult cuts
We, as a school board, felt it important to establish a communication with the public and to keep the community informed of the exciting things occurring in the Red Wing Public Schools. We are planning monthly updates by different leaders in our district. The last several months...
March 5, 2015 - 11:00am
February 23, 2015
Column: County works to meet the challenges ahead
I asked the paralegal intern, who is working in our office, what her initial impressions were of work in the Goodhue County Attorney’s Office. She replied, without hesitation, that the office staff does a much broader range of legal work than she had imagined. The Goodhue County...
February 23, 2015 - 11:00am
February 13, 2015
Column: Ensure that our veterans get the best care
Every American owes a debt to our veterans. Our men and women in uniform serve with honor and when they come home, they deserve the best we can offer. So when allegations arise that our veterans aren’t getting the care they need and deserve, we have to take action. Allegations...
February 13, 2015 - 11:00am
February 12, 2015
Column: Equalizing chances for success inspires us
I took my 10-year-old granddaughter, Ramona, to see the movie “Selma.” I knew that there would be some scenes that would be hard for her to watch, but sometimes life is hard to watch. I felt she was old enough to understand and appreciate the important messages of the film —...
February 12, 2015 - 11:00am
February 9, 2015
Column: School-only approach to pre-K is off target
Kudos to Gov. Mark Dayton for making early childhood education a major priority in his proposed budget. This reflects a growing consensus that early childhood investments must be part of a long-term strategy to prepare Minnesota’s young people for academic success – and ultimately...
February 9, 2015 - 11:31am
January 20, 2015
Column: It’s time to end ban on Sunday liquor sales
Most people recognize Dec. 5, 1933, as the date when the national Prohibition of alcohol ended in America. Yet, more than 80 years later, our state laws continue to uphold a Prohibition initiative that not only defies common sense but also has cost Minnesota hundreds of millions...
January 20, 2015 - 2:39pm
Column: Congress can find common ground
I’m grateful to the people of Minnesota for giving me the chance to serve a second term as senator. And I’m ready to keep fighting for middle-class families and for families aspiring to be in the middle class. Republicans now control the Senate majority; while serving in the...
January 20, 2015 - 1:37pm