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 printed in the Brainerd Dispatch and earlier in the Washington Post on the high cost of textbooks struck a chord with me. Why? I completely agree that students are spending too much on textbooks.  The heavy burden of buying college textbooks is only becoming more difficult for students right here...
ently awarded a $2,000 grant to help support transportation needs for Staples Motley Summer Rec and Adventures Program.  The project was supported by the Staples Motley Area Community Foundation, a Turn Key Partner Fund of the Initiative Foundation.   The grant funding was secured to help working...
owth industry, check out Minnesota’s food and agricultural exports: The number of jobs supported by agricultural exports has been trending upward since the 1990s.  More than one million American jobs are supported by agricultural exports, including 55,300 jobs in Minnesota. That’s a substantial...
On June 12 an American-born Islamic terrorist committed the worst terror attack in the United States since 9/11, gunning down 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando. In the wake of this tragedy focus has been on gun control. This is incredibly disturbing.  As a leader in our community, it’s my duty to...
f July, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical “Hamilton” is lionizing the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton. “Hamilton” won 11 Tony Awards, including best musical, a Grammy Award for best musical theater album, the Pulitzer Prize for drama, and the Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American...
All across our state, Minnesotans are gathering with family and friends to celebrate the Fourth of July. There will be picnics, parades, and of course a lot of fireworks. It’s good fun, and it’s for a great reason - to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence and to give thanks that...
sion behind us, I’d like to take this opportunity to update you on the outcome of our broadband discussions at the State Capitol. As you likely know, $35 million in state funding was dedicated to the next round of our successful border-to-border broadband competitive grant fund. In its first two...
One of the most rewarding parts of working at the Capitol is seeing ideas turn into law to help residents in our state. Since I was sworn-in, I’ve tried to provide high-speed broadband internet access for our rural areas. With the passage and signature of our supplemental budget bill, $35 million...

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