Libraries; Great Resources for All

“Libraries are starting places for the adventure of learning that can go on, whatever one’s vocation and location in life. Reading is an adventure like that of discovery itself. Libraries are our base camp.” ~James H. Billington, 13th Librarian of Congress Whether it is information for a school project, a great novel to enjoy on […] Read more

Join the annual POW/MIA Candle Light March

As we head into September, we are quickly approaching a national observance day that should be highlighted. The National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed on the third Friday of September each year (Sept. 16). I encourage everyone to take the time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing […] Read more


Labor Day is almost here. Most people enjoy the long weekend by camping, grilling out, going to the State Fair, watching the MDA telethon, finishing back-to-school shopping, or just sitting back and relaxing. Of course, many people must still work during the holiday weekend. Whatever you are doing, I encourage you to reflect on what […] Read more

Back to School

Students, parents, teachers, school staff and coaches are preparing for another eventful school year. As they get ready to kick off the year, I wish them great success and thank them for their efforts. As former President James A. Garfield said, “Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom […] Read more

Senator Sheran Receives CGMC Legislator of Distinction Award

Senator Kathy Sheran was recognized by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) August 4 at the Coalition’s three-day summer conference in Grand Rapids, Minn., for her positive impact on transportation policy. Sheran, from Mankato, is serving her second term in the Minnesota Senate. The Legislator of Distinction Award is given to legislators who played […] Read more