Republican bill to dismantle MinnesotaCare passes Senate

Earlier today, Republicans in the Minnesota Senate passed a bill that will take away affordable health care coverage from thousands of low-income Minnesotans and replace it with an unaffordable voucher program involving the purchase of high-deductible private health insurance. The bill, which was approved along party lines, essentially dismantles MinnesotaCare, a program that began in […] Read more

Mother’s Day Reflection

My husband is the “keeper of the past.” He uses ancestry.com, rents a large storage unit to hold all his burgeoning books and collectibles and he’s still in touch with his best friend from kindergarten. I, on the other hand, tend to look toward the future. I use Facebook, like science fiction and enjoy meeting […] Read more

May 23 deadline quickly approaching

This week, Governor Mark Dayton admitted that his optimism for adjourning the 2011 legislative session on time, on May 23, is waning. This is disappointing to hear, but not surprising. As much as he’s tried to begin negotiations with the legislature, the Republican leadership in the House and Senate haven’t responded to his requests. This […] Read more

Legislative Town Hall Meeting

State Senator Katie Sieben will hold a town hall meeting in Cottage Grove on Friday, May 13th at 6 pm at the Cottage Grove City Hall to discuss issues being addressed this Legislative Session. “We are at a critical moment in our state’s history,” Sen. Sieben said. “Decisions made this session will have lasting effects […] Read more

Budget deadline quickly approaching

The 2011 legislative session must be completed by midnight on Monday, May 23 – just about two weeks from now. When we began this session on Jan. 4, Republicans and Democrats both pledged to address the top three priorities of this state during the five-month session: Solving the $5 billion deficit and completing a budget […] Read more

Legacy Funds invest in Minnesota’s future

“It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature’s gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.” ~Jimmy Carter Minnesotans have always been known for their love of the great outdoors. This notion was solidified in […] Read more