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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

As I headed for home today, I put the car radio on. The announcer was talking about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. My first thought was “Oh, no! The unthinkable, the  inevitable has happened, she has died. ” Today, Justice Ruth … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Labor Day

JOY Happiness is possible only when one is busy. The body must toil, the mind must be occupied, and the heart must be satisfied. Those who do good as opportunity offers are sowing seed all the time, and they need … Continue reading

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Primary Election – August 11

Tuesday. August 11, was Primary Election Day. This year, there seemed to be quite a number of primary contests, including  mine in District 51A. Despite all the changes and challenges this year, many people did make it a point to … Continue reading

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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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