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Minutes  Todd County Board of Commissioners  MARCH 7, 2017   Call to Order The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in the Commissioner’s Board Room in the City of Long Prairie, MN on the 7th day of March, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Erickson. The meeting was...
Clean water matters to Minnesota. No matter where we live or what we do, Minnesotans want our families and future generations to enjoy water that’s fishable, swimmable and drinkable.  When Gov. Dayton proposed new buffer legislation two years ago, he recognized that we are at a watershed moment in...
Benson earned award Congratulations to Dr. Julie Benson for being honored as the 2017 Family Physician of the Year.  What a great honor and what an excellent choice by the committee making the selection. Those of us who have worked with Dr. Benson know what a wonderful human being she is and what...
As I meet with constituents every day to talk about everything from healthcare to education, I’m humbled by the important responsibility you have entrusted in me. With so many important issues being discussed at the legislature, I need your input. Don’t hesitate to call my office to share your...
Once again our 11th and 12th graders took part in our “Reality Store” Mar. 8 along with over 60 community and business volunteers. As before, this “walking game of life” proves to generate tremendous dialogue and thought amongst our students. The added benefit is they share their financial...
Sept. 17, 1862, was the bloodiest battle day in United States history. More Americans - some 3,600 - died as Northern and Southern armies clashed at the Battle of Antietam, in western Maryland, than on any other single day before or since, even more than on Sept. 11. One hundred and fifty years...
‘Made in Minnesota’ program should stay Representative John Poston (R-Dist. 9A) voted to eliminate the Made in Minnesota program. The Made in Minnesota program rewards small scale solar electric projects that use solar panels made in Minnesota with tax breaks. It uses funds from Xcel Energy and not...
The House Agriculture Committee recently held its first hearing of the 115th Congress. “Rural Economic Outlook: Setting the Stage for the Next Farm Bill” was the first in a series of hearings the committee plans to hold this year as it prepares to write a new farm bill. The hearing was an...

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