Karin Housley
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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The race to replace former state legislator Ray Vandeveer went down to the wire on Election Night. In the end, the seat of the former state senator from Forest Lake will remain in Republican hands. Karin Housley made sure of that with a come-from-behind victory over DFL opponent Julie Bunn of Lake E...Read More
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Julie Bunn (DFL-Lake Elmo) holds a 2.5 percent lead over Karin Housley (R-St. Mary’s Point) with 26 of 33 precincts reporting in State Senate District 39. Bunn has garnered 17,339 votes to Housley’s 16,456. Housley carried Precincts 2 and 4 in Forest Lake, while Bunn held a narrow advant...Read More
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In the Republican primary for the open Senate District 39 seat on Tuesday, Karin Housley defeated Eric Michael Langness of Forest Lake to move on to the November 6 general election ballot where she will meet DFL candidate Julie Bunn. Housley dominated the primary contest with 67.2 percent of the vot...Read More
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