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It’s 3:00 In The Morning

It is 3:00 in the morning and we are still waiting to see if we will be able to get a Police Accountability Bill or a Bonding Bill to the Governor before we leave.  The fact that there is negotiating … Continue reading

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Curfew Tonight

 The Department of Public Safety is asking all local communities to NOT be in the streets tonight, for any reason. The coordinated National Guard, State Patrol, and Law enforcement presence  continues to grow. This response is to address a sophisticated … Continue reading

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Please STAY HOME TONIGHT

What started out as peaceful protests against the death of George Floyd while he was in police custody has been overtaken by other groups who are intent on destroying neighborhoods and communities. Governor Walz ,other elected officials, community leaders, and … Continue reading

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South Pacific

I attended the last performance of South Pacific at Eagan High School this evening.  This is one of my favorite musicals. I was impressed with the creativity and the talent of this production. We are so fortunate to have this … Continue reading

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Town Hall – February 29, 2020

Thanks to all who came to the Town Hall today. We covered a number of topics that included education, health care, climate change, and the elimination of the tax on social security.

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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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