Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

There are many factors that make Minnesota a great place to live: quality law enforcement, teachers, colleges and universities, health care organizations, parks, trails and the list goes on. The groups that we can never forget, and need to continue to support, are our service members, veterans and their families. I recently met with representatives […] Read more

Reinert: Bonding Bill Great First Step for Duluth Area and Minnesota

Sen. Roger Reinert today applauded Governor Mark Dayton’s $1 billion bonding proposal that would create 28,000 jobs and provide funds for much-needed asset preservation and infrastructure improvements to the Duluth area. “The Governor suggested $531 million in bonding projects and has invited legislators to work cooperatively to provide an additional $469 million for needed projects […] Read more

Regional Work Group Convenes for 2011

The newest organization within the Minnesota Legislature held its first meeting last Thursday. Senators and Representatives from regional centers have formed a working group to examine common problems, and exchange information. The group was the brainchild of Duluth Senator Roger Reinert, who convened a similar group as a House member in 2009. Five cities were […] Read more

Sieben: Local projects included in Governor’s bonding proposal

State Sen. Katie Sieben, DFL-Cottage Grove, was pleased that Gov. Dayton’s recently unveiled capital investment bill included support for local projects in Hastings and Newport. The Governor announced a proposal to create immediate construction jobs by investing in shovel-ready infrastructure projects throughout the state. Of the $1 billion package, the Governor proposed $530 million in […] Read more

Senate DFLers Support Governor’s Jobs Creation Bill

Senate DFL leader Tom Bakk and Capital Investment Lead Sen. Keith Langseth today voiced support for Governor Dayton’s $1 billion bonding bill that would create 28,000 private sector jobs across Minnesota. The Governor proposed $531 million in projects and asked legislative leaders to work in a bipartisan manner to come up with an additional $469 […] Read more

Sen. Sheran: Governor’s Bonding Proposal is Good First Step

State Senator Kathy Sheran applauded Governor Mark Dayton’s $1 billion bonding proposal that would create 28,000 jobs and provide funds for much-needed asset preservation, infrastructure improvements and sex offender treatment programs in the District 23 area. Sen. Sheran added that she will also co-author legislation as she has done in the past to provide rehabilitation […] Read more