Legislative Report

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Neighbors,   I’d like to recognize Amanda Hoheisel and Kathy Popp for developing the March Book Madness project at Royalton Elementary School. The project is a global activity where a list of 16 books “compete” in rounds until they get to the final winning book. Students at Royalton Elementary are...
Neighbors, This week I presented two bills to the Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy Division to help the Military Museum and the Fishing Museum in our area become statewide resources. HF 2025 allows the Adjutant General of the Department of Military Affairs to build a new Minnesota...
Neighbors,   First of all, be safe this weekend. Mother Nature will hurl a strong weather system through the upper Midwest and our area may be impacted. One recommendation I have is to download the MN 511 app for your smartphone. This is a great travel app – especially when roads are treacherous....
Dear Neighbor,   It was an honor to present Neree Jackson of Little Falls with a 2019 Unsung Hero Award at the Capitol recognizing her outstanding efforts to help children and families. The award is from the Minnesota Communities Caring for Children – a longstanding, non-profit organization – and...
Greetings from the Capitol where, before we get to legislative news, I want to put out a call to area residents to do anything they can to assist 17-year-old Jacob Fuhrman of Pierz. You may have seen Jacob’s story in the media recently, but he has an extreme case of Tourette’s Syndrome and OCD. The...
During the 2017 legislative session, opioid abuse prevention pilot projects to determine the cause of opioid abuse, as well as to allow hospitals to examine pain treatments beyond opioid prescriptions, were funded by the legislature.  In the months ahead, we will pursue additional legislation in...
Dear Neighbors,   Spring is in the air! We’re working hard today in St. Paul, but I can’t wait to get back to Little Falls to spend some time with the family. Before the weekend officially starts, I wanted to make sure you were up-to-date on what’s happening at the Capitol. Last week, we passed a $...
Dear Neighbors,   It’s hard to believe we’re most of the way through March, but Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Be safe this weekend, and have fun celebrating the holiday. Early last week, we passed a major bill to help our state. The bipartisan legislation we passed is part of our continued effort to fix...
Dear Neighbors,   Even though it’s chilly today, we’re hoping for another warm-up in the near future.  It was another busy week in St. Paul. I was visited by a coalition of Catholics from Pierz, Little Falls, and Upsala. The group shared two issues of importance: respecting natural life from birth...
Dear Neighbors,   First, I want to congratulate the Pierz wrestling team on their runner-up finish at the State Wrestling Tournament last night. What an amazing season and run to the finals! Good luck to all our wrestlers competing in the individual tournament today and tomorrow! Budget Forecast...

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