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October 16, 2009
Seifert won't run for House again
ST. PAUL -- Marty Seifert of Marshall is running for governor, but will not seek re-election to his state House seat if that fails. The Republican...
October 16, 2009 - 7:23am
June 30, 2009
Hamilton promoted in GOP
ST. PAUL - A southwestern Minnesota legislator who delivered some memorable speeches this year will be an assistant House minority leader. Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, was named to that position by new Minority Leader Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove. Zellers has made no other...
June 30, 2009 - 7:30am
March 27, 2009
Garofalo wants to cut integration aid
Minnesota Rep. Pat Garofalo, who represents Farmington, has proposed eliminating state funding meant to promote school desegregation. Garofalo...
March 27, 2009 - 10:15am
February 20, 2009
Empire Township Open House, March 3, 2009
OPEN HOUSE AND PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE EMPIRE TOWNSHIP NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, the Planning Commission of Empire Township will host a public Open House at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at the Empire Town Hall, 3385-197th Street, to informally review plans by Rational Energies,...
February 20, 2009 - 2:17pm
February 12, 2009
Residents offer input on mining plan
There were several questions but not many specific answers at an open house last week to discuss sand- and gravel mining in Empire Township and Rosemount. The University of Minnesota held the meeting Thursday night to give residents a chance to get information and ask questions about...
February 12, 2009 - 12:00am
January 15, 2009
Letter: Ozment plans farewell open house
To the editor, Missing opening day of the 2009 Minnesota House of Representatives on Jan. 6 for the first time in 24 years filled me with many mixed emotions. The most significant feeling was that I will never be able to thank you ("The People") enough for electing me 12 times and...
January 15, 2009 - 12:00am
November 5, 2008
Voters send Garofalo back to Minnesota House
Early on, the lead bounced back and forth between incumbent Pat Garofalo (R-Farmington) and Bev Topp (D-Farmington) for the Minnesota State House 36B seat. But in the end, Garofalo reclaimed his seat with a count of 13,445 votes to Topp's 10,370. Though early results Tuesday kept...
November 5, 2008 - 12:00am
October 24, 2008
Voter's guide: Minnesota House District 36B
We asked all candidates the same questions and gave them each 600 words to answer. They got to use those words however they thought was best. The questions are: 1. Why are you the best person to Represent District 36B in the Minnesota House of Representatives? 2. Transportation...
October 24, 2008 - 12:00am
Voter's guide: U.S. House
We asked both candidates the same questions The questions are: 1. Americans are expressing their growing concern about the economy, whether it is higher gas (both heating and vehicle) and grocery prices; increased medical costs, etc., or concern about their financial investments/retirement...
October 24, 2008 - 12:00am
October 23, 2008
Rehab house nearly ready
It's taken more than two years of debate and delay and a legal battle that still hasn't been settled but Haven Chemical Health System appears nearly ready to open a drug and alcohol treatment facility in a Castle Rock Township neighborhood. Haven executive director John Henderlite...
October 23, 2008 - 12:00am
October 6, 2008
Election to shape state House
ST. PAUL - Minnesota House Democrats hope for a supermajority from next month's election. Republicans would be thrilled with simple majority...
October 6, 2008 - 12:00am
July 14, 2008
Republicans gear up for race for 134 House seats
The Minnesota House speaker was out of pocket, so House Majority Leader Tony Sertich of Chisholm was called upon the other day to discuss his party's legislative races. But while he is a political junkie, he had other things on his mind. After all, it was just days before he got...
July 14, 2008 - 12:00am
May 29, 2008
Picnic baskets welcome at state parks' June 1 free open house
Sunday, June 1, is open house day at Minnesota state parks. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites everyone to pack a picnic basket and head to any state park and recreation area for free to enjoy the Great Minnesota Picnic. "Each year the public is...
May 29, 2008 - 12:00am
May 12, 2008
House wants more work on seat belt bill
ST. PAUL - Torrey Westrom lost his eyesight, but survived a traffic accident when he was 16 and not wearing a seat belt. Marty Seifert always buckles up, and credits that to saving his life when he was 19 and his car rammed another vehicle that ran a stop sign. Despite their differing...
May 12, 2008 - 12:00am
May 9, 2008
House thanks Lieder, other World War II vets
ST. PAUL - Rep. Bernie Lieder is a member of the "Greatest Generation," but he never would use such a term about himself. So it was with reluctance that he accepted recognition Thursday when the Minnesota House honored the Crookston Democrat and his fellow World War II veterans. "I'm...
May 9, 2008 - 12:00am