Bob Dettmer
Minnesota House Representative Bob Dettmer presented a House Resolution honoring Lakes International Language Academy for receiving a Minnesota Promising Practice In Character Education award from the Synergy and Leadership Exchange. Director Shannon Peterson accepted the proclamation during an asse...Read More
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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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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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