Bob Dettmer
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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State Rep. Bob Dettmer, R-Forest Lake, has filed for reelection in the newly created Senate District 39A which includes Forest Lake, Scandia, Shafer, Franconia Township, May Township, Marine on St. Croix, Stillwater Township and parts of the city of Stillwater.  “Another legislative biennium has ...Read More
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Clint Riese Staff Writer The final Vikings stadium bill received no support from local legislators. District 52A Rep. Bob Dettmer and District 52 Sen. Ray Vandeveer both voted in the minority by casting ‘no’ votes regarding the approximately $1 billion project. The team’s lease at the Metrodom...Read More
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Action by the Minnesota State Legislature last week to approve a new Vikings stadium did not garner support from any of the four lawmakers who represent the Forest Lake area. State Sen. Ray Vandeveer, R-Forest Lake, Rep. Bob Dettmer, R-Forest Lake, Sen. Sean Nienow, R-Cambridge, and Rep. Bob Barrett...Read More
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Republicans meeting in convention last weekend have endorsed candidates in the Sixth Congressional District and in new Senate District 39. For the Senate race, incumbent Sen. Ray Vandeveer, R-Forest Lake, was selected. In the two House 39 seats. Rep. Bob Dettmer, R-Forest Lake, and Rep. Kathy Lohmer...Read More
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They repeat their positions during FL Chamber gathering last Friday Cliff Buchan News Editor There will be no local legislative support for racino at Running Aces Harness Park in Columbus unless residents of Columbus and Forest Lake vote on the issue. Rep. Bob Dettmer, R-Forest Lake, and Sen. Ray Va...Read More
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