At The Capitol
A locally-backed bill to increase physical education in public schools didn’t make it out of the Minnesota Legislature this year, but District 39A Rep. Bob Dettmer said he’s not giving up on it. The bill, authored by Dettmer and District 53 Sen. Susan Kent, would require districts to adopt natio...Read More
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A legislative session that local lawmakers described as relatively smooth was hit with a potentially ugly epilogue last week, as Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the Legislature’s biennial education bill May 21, following the session’s May 18 adjournment. Dayton’s rejection of the $17 billion bill was ...Read More
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With a late February projection that Minnesota will have a $1.87 billion budget surplus in its next biennium, GOP and DFL lawmakers are already debating how, and if, the money should be spent. In Forest Lake and the surrounding area, the local Republican legislators were, for the most part, unanimou...Read More
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The Minnesota Legislature may be in for an interesting year. With voters sending a mixed signal in 2014, Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton was re-elected while the GOP took over the Minnesota House. Though 2015 is a budgeting year and the first chance the Republican-run House has to take on the controvers...Read More
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After the November elections saw Republicans take over the Minnesota House of Representatives, the state GOP announced last week its reorganized committee structure and the chairmen and chairwomen for each committee. Among the committee chairs is local District 39A Rep. Bob Dettmer, who will head up...Read More
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In a race between a four-term GOP representative and a hopeful carpenter who made his campaign debut, incumbent Rep. Bob Dettmer emerged victorious over DFL challenger Tim Stender to take a fifth term as the Minnesota House District 39A representative. Dettmer will be joined at the Capitol this year...Read More
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Paul Rignell Contributing Writer Long before even half of all precincts had reported their totals on election night, 6th District Republicans were celebrating a hold on their seat in Congress as candidate Tom Emmer, of Delano, enjoyed a large and steady lead over Democratic challenger Joe Perske, th...Read More
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