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Grand Rapids Listening Tour: What we learned

When we left for Grand Rapids last Friday, I think the three of us weren’t quite sure what to expect. We wanted to talk to locals about what they were thinking, how they viewed St. Paul and the issues that were on the top of their minds.

170325 Grand Rapids-Judy Garland

Grand Rapids Listening Tour: The first step

On Friday we kicked off our listening tour up north by leaving St. Paul behind and caravanning up to Grand Rapids. We hail from Shoreview, Edina and Duluth, and we’ve chosen to leave our districts for a few days to begin talking to voters across Greater Minnesota.


Sophia’s Law Passes

In response to a tragic accident resulting in the passing of seven-year-old Sophia Baechler, motorboats in Minnesota will soon be required to install carbon monoxide detection devices thanks to legislation that was passed unanimously by the Senate on Tuesday. “The bill, called Sophia’s Law, is about safety, education and prevention,” according to chief author Senator Melisa Franzen (DFL-Edina).

Workplaces need to work for workers

St. Paul, Minn.—Today the Paid Family and Medical Leave Coalition held a press conference headlined by bill chief author Assistant Majority Leader Sen. Katie Sieben (DFL-Cottage Grove). Many DFL Senators attended to show their support for this important bill. The following Senators have released statements of support for paid family and medical leave, a Senate […] Read more

Prior Authorization Reform Passes Senate

ST.PAUL, Minn. – Minnesotans will have an easier time receiving prescribed medications thanks to legislation passed on Friday. The legislation removes barriers from the time a doctor prescribes a medication to a patient to the time it takes a patient to pick it up at the pharmacy, and was passed as part of the larger […] Read more