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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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Campaign Event

Many thanks to all who came to Wildcats yesterday for our campaign event!  There was a lot of good discussion and lots of energy in the room.

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Projects for Clean Water

Last week, the folks from the Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District showed us some of the projects that have been done in the county to help with water quality.  One was streambank stabilization on a stream very near … Continue reading

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The Impact of Social Media on Modern Elections

I attended The 2017 Minnesota Election Summit: The Impact of Social Media on Modern Elections at the Humphrey School. Sharon Yang, the Government and Politics Associate Manager at Facebook gave an interesting presentation on some of the activity that took … Continue reading

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Future of Automated Cars

On Friday, I attended a presentation on the future of automated cars at VSI in St. Louis Park.  We were told about the status of current technology and expectations going forward.  For the most part, current self-driving vehicles are at … Continue reading

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Women’s Equality Day

A screening of EQUAL MEANS EQUAL was held at the Humphrey School on Saturday evening to observe Women’s Equality Day. It illustrated the many injustices that confront women and the importance of passing the Equal Rights Amendment. It also mentioned … Continue reading

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ANYTHING GOES

I went to see Cole Porter’s ANYTHING GOES tonight at Burnsville High School.  It was a fun evening. An entertaining story with great music. The cast is very talented and did a really good job with this production. It is … Continue reading

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The Eagan Food Truck Festival

I went to the Eagan Food Truck Festival on Friday evening. This year, it was held at the Eagan Festival Grounds. There were over twenty trucks on the site representing a host of different cultures and foods. Lots of interesting … Continue reading

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