Bob Dettmer

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 come and passed, and I am pleased with the accomplishments and [...]

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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 Metrodome had expired and owner Zygi Wilf refused to [...]

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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, R-Lindstrom, all voted against passage of [...]

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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, R-Lake Elmo, were endorsed. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-West [...]

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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 Vandeveer, R-Forest Lake, made that point [...]

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Cliff Buchan News Editor When it comes to future political races in this area, it’s proving to be a mixed up, jumbled up, shook up area. Area state lawmakers were left scrambling last week when a judicial panel released redrawn state House and Senate districts that have pitted sitting lawmakers in the same district. Some [...]

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