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Town Hall Meeting, February 17

I want to thank everyone who participated in the Town Hall meeting that Sen. Jim Carlson and I hosted on  Saturday, February 17. We are particularly grateful to the four government relations specialists/lobbyists who shared their experiences with us. They did … Continue reading

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Vikings Practice Facility

I had the opportunity to tour the new Vikings practice facility in Eagan on Friday. It is scheduled to open at the beginning of March. The field that will be available for youth activities is also nearing completion. The complex will … Continue reading

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Burnsville – STATE OF THE CITY

On Wednesday, I attended the 2018 State of the City Address at the Ames Center.  It began with a video that highlighted the 2017 events of the community. Afterwards, Burnsville Mayor Elizabeth Kautz outlined the plans for the next 20 … Continue reading

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District 196 Legislative Forum

Last week, legislators had the opportunity to meet with #196 Superintendent Jane K. Berenz, some staff members, and many other people from the school district. The visit started with a tour of the new elementary school, East Lake, in Lakeville. … Continue reading

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Cheistmas on Copper Street 2017

I saw the Copper Street Brass for the first time tonight at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Eagan. They are an extremely talented group and very entertaining. They performed both traditional Christmas songs as well as themes from TV shows … Continue reading

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HolidayFest 2017

I recently attended the HolidayFest at Hindu Milan Mandir. It is a celebration of the many holidays that are taking place. In addition to the religious observance, we spent most of the evening being entertained by singing and dancing. The talent … Continue reading

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MN HMONG NEW YEAR 2018

The 39th Annual Minnesota Hmong New Year celebration started today at the St. Paul River Centre. In addition to the program on the main stage, there are many other activities taking place. The theme this year was “Women In Leadership.”  … Continue reading

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Veterans Day Celebration

The State of Minnesota held its Veterans Day Celebration at the Inver Grove Heights Veterans Memorial Community Center today. It is always an impressive. event. For one, the 34th Infantry Division Red Bull Band provides the music. Secondly, it is … Continue reading

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SHRAPNEL IN THE HEART

I saw “SHRAPNEL IN THE HEART”  Friday evening.  It is a very moving play based on letters and remembrances from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.  Essentially, it takes portions of the book of the same name by Laura Palmer. The last … Continue reading

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Fall Housing Summit

There was a good turnout this morning for the Fall Housing Summit at St. John Neumann Church in Eagan. It was attended by a number of state legislators, city council members, a school board member, staff from numerous agencies, real … Continue reading

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