Legislative Report

Dear Friends,   Some of the topics we discuss in the legislature aren’t always easy to talk about. This week in committee, we heard heartbreaking testimony of the severity of sex trafficking in our state. It’s such a serious issue, and we have to look for ways to combat this problem. Currently, Rep...
I hope you’re staying warm out there this weekend. If you’re heading outside, make sure to bundle up, and don’t forget a set of jumper cables in the car. We have such a caring community those could come in handy to help a neighbor. First Week of Session The 90th Legislature of Minnesota was sworn-...
Hello, Neighbors,   Christmas is just a couple days away, and I wanted to take a second to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. I’m sure I’ll see some of you in the church pews this weekend as we give thanks for the birth of Christ. While you’re reflecting on the reason we celebrate,...
Dear Neighbors, First, a big congrats to the Gunderson Brothers farm near Bowlus for being named a 2016 Minnesota Farm Family of the Year! David and Alan and their families run a successful dairy farm, and certainly deserve to represent Morrison County as this year’s farm family. Congrats,...
Little Falls, MN—Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, is encouraging local officials and other broadband stakeholders to participate in a series of upcoming webinars and conference calls hosted by the Minnesota Office of Broadband Development. The informational sessions will detail changes made to the...
Dear Neighbors,   This weekend makes a time for celebration and remembrance. I’ll be celebrating and congratulating our 2016 high school graduates this weekend in many of our area schools. It is their time. And on Monday, I’ll be taking time to remember our loved service members who have passed...
Dear Neighbors, Sunshine and warm weather will bless all of us this weekend providing a fitting backdrop for Mother’s Day. My own mom, Carolyn, deserves a lot of credit for raising me and always being a loving, guiding hand through my formative years. And, of course, my own wife Wendy not only has...
Dear Neighbors, It’s a great time of year in our area. It’s already April, and every day seems to feel more like spring. Our spring sports are starting soon, and I’d like to wish all of our local teams good luck as they begin their season! Bills In Committee Being a lawmaker isn’t about creating...
Having been on Gull Lake since 1973, I share the opinion with the many area residents who do not want another invasive species – muskies – introduced into the lake. The DNR is considering stocking muskies in a number of Minnesota lakes and the Gull Chain of Lakes is on its list of candidates....
Neighbors,   I believe I could write this week’s update about the weather and leave everyone feeling joyful. I am sure I will hear rakes and leaf blowers this weekend as people start to clean up the yards. I did notice the ice coming off lakes this week on my way home from St. Paul, and the...

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