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April 17 -Remembering The Fall of Cambodia

I attended a very moving presentation at the Minnesota Humanities Center on April 17.  The title of the event was “April 17 – Year Zero to Infinity, the Cambodian Experience.”   Many of the people there were either Cambodians who … Continue reading

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MAC Listening Session in Eagan

The Metropolitan Airport Commission held a Listening Session tonight at the Eagan Community Center. There was a presentation  on landings & departures, procedures, and info regarding future plans for the airport. A staff person with the airport control tower gave … Continue reading

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New Addition at Burnsville High School

School Board Member Darcy Schatz was kind enough to offer a tour of the new addition at Burnsville High School.  It is impressive! We started at the end  where social studies classes take place.  Tables and chairs are used in … Continue reading

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Lunchtime at William Byrne Elementary

I went to William Byrne Elementary School on Friday to observe the students at lunchtime. I had heard some really impressive comments from #191 Food Service Staff about how they encourage students to try new foods and to eat healthier … Continue reading

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Masin/Carlson Town Hall On Health Care

Thank you to all who attended the Town Hall Meeting on Saturday at Metcalf Middle Schoool. There were over a hundred people that came, so there is a broad concern about our health care system. Senator Carlson and I were … Continue reading

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CD2 Meeting/Eagan

I attended another of the CD2 Town Hall Meetings yesterday, this one at the Wescott Library in Eagan.  The moderator said that  Congressman Jason Lewis was informed, but he responded that he was not able to attend.  Residents of the … Continue reading

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Black Dog Pipeline Project

On Monday evening, Xcel Energy hosted an informational meeting at the Burnsville City Hall regarding the Black Dog Natural Gas Pipeline Project. Xcel is planning to construct a 2.2 mile high pressure pipeline from the Northern Natural Gas Company’s Cedar … Continue reading

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CD2 Meetings -Signs Of The Times

I went to the Burnsville Library yesterday after seeing a flyer that said Town Hall Meeting with or without Jason Lewis.  When I first arrived, there were about 30 to 40 people standing outside the library. I was told the … Continue reading

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Minnesota Nurses Association

I had the opportunity to visit with some nurses the other day.  Their main issue is still safe staffing.  In essence, this means that a nurse’s caseload should be structured so that each patient is able to get the services … Continue reading

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Somali Cultural Night

Students at Eagan High School invited the community to a Somali Cultural Night at Eagan High School. The program included singing, dancing, poetry, speakers and a fashion show. One young lady talked about the security and love that her parents … Continue reading

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