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I.S.D. 196 Literacy Focus Programs

On Thursday , I attended the  School District 196 PreLegislative Session Forum at Echo Park Elementary School. The focus was on literacy. It was impressive to see how many different programs are available to help students learn. We had the … Continue reading

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Tour of North Metro Communities

The House Transportation Committee did a tour of  some of the north metro communities today,  that included Ramsey, Fridley, New Brighton, and Blaine.  Highways that need improvements are 10, 47, and 65. They have a high number of accidents, with … Continue reading

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Southwest Light Rail Construction

On Tuesday, I went on a tour of some of the construction sites for the Southwest Light Rail project.  We started at the Southwest Bus Station and went along the line to the end in Minneapolis near Target Field.  I … Continue reading

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Representative Diane Loeffler

Representative Diane Loeffler died on Saturday. She was elected in 2004 and  and has represented District 60A in Minneapolis. She  was chairing the Property and Local Tax Division this session. Diane was extremely knowledgeable in numerous areas and was always … Continue reading

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Family Justice Center

I visited the Family Justice Center in Minneapolis yesterday. That is quite a resource. I  viewed several court hearings as well as talked to several judges, court staff, and others involved in the process. I also obtained information on the Family … Continue reading

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Jerri Neddermeyer

Yesterday, I attended the Celebration of Jerri Neddermeyer as the recipient of Eagan Foundation ‘s 2019 Extraordinary Board Member Award.  Jerri is incredibly active in the art world. She is truly deserving of such recognition and we are so fortunate … Continue reading

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Host Homes in Dakota County

On October 1, a program was held at Easter Lutheran Church to discuss youth experiencing homelessness in Dakota County. Heading Home Dakota is working on a host program as an an efficient and safe way to provide shelter for young … Continue reading

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Access to Democracy’s 20th Anniversary

On September 12,  there was a celebration to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Access to Democracy, a program on Eagan-TV started by Alan Miller.  First, there was  a taping of  the  20th Anniversary Special that was hosted by Don Shelby. … Continue reading

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Women’s Suffrage Celebration

The League of Women Voters, along with a host of others, put on a great program this afternoon to commemorate the efforts of the women who made it possible for women to vote. In the audience were relatives whose ancestors … Continue reading

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Burnsville Fire Muster 2019

Great to see everyone at the Burnsville Fire Muster Parade on Saturday.  The comfortable weather made it easy to  enjoy the parade as well as all the other festivities. Thanks to all  who participated in this signature community event. Click … Continue reading

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