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Sen. Carrie Ruud
October 21, 2017
Much Obliged: State Director Leadership Summit
We thank Sen. Carrie Ruud for taking part in the State Director Leadership Summit, hosted by the National Foundation for Women Legislators.
October 21, 2017 - 10:10am
Reader Opinion: Reduce food access challenges
We have been farming locally grown foods and building local markets for our regional farmers since 2010 in central Minnesota. Minnesota—especially rural parts of our state—has a significant food-access problem. The closure of small-town grocery stores and an aging rural...
March 21, 2017 - 1:29pm
March 4, 2017
Guest Opinion: Setting the record straight
I felt it imperative to respond to the recent letter to the editor penned by Ms. Gloria Flor. In short, the letter misstates the purpose of recent...
March 4, 2017 - 12:01am
July 7, 2016
Reader Opinion: Honesty
I always thought you should be honest about who you are when you write letters to the editor, however Don Samuelson writes a personal partisan attack on Sen. Carrie Ruud and fails to disclose to readers that he is campaign chair for Senator Ruud's opponent. That is called hidden partisan...
July 7, 2016 - 9:31am
June 30, 2016
Reader Opinion: We can do better
One of the main responsibilities of our elected members of the Legislature is to protect the cities in their districts. That's why I was surprised and shocked to see that our local legislators would not support the largest city in their district, Brainerd, in the last session. The...
June 30, 2016 - 10:57pm
January 20, 2016
Reader Opinion: Disenfranchised
I read Sen. Carrie Rudd's lament about several of her fellow legislators announcing their intent to retire. It comes as no surprise to me and it shouldn't come as any surprise to her also. As long as the two political parties keep engaging in all-out war for power and control of our...
January 20, 2016 - 11:31pm
June 19, 2015
Ruud hosts National Foundation for Women Legislators spring symposium
Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, recently hosted the National Foundation for Women Legislators "Spring Symposium for Women Policy Makers" in Eau Claire, Wis., along with Wisconsin State Director Rep. Kathy Bernier. Ruud spoke about the opportunities NFWL has to offer legislators....
June 19, 2015 - 9:12pm
April 30, 2015
Guest Opinion: Land-line telephone service won't be going away
Recently I read a letter to the editor. The letter was filled with a lot of misinformation and I intend on setting the record straight. Minnesota's telecom companies have been providing reliable and affordable land-line services, even in the most remote parts of the state, for generations,...
April 30, 2015 - 5:07pm
April 29, 2015
Reader Opinion: Don't delay avian flu funding
In an April 24 Reader Opinion letter, Rep. David Bly wrote about the avian flu crisis facing Minnesota's farmers. He's absolutely correct about the seriousness of the situation. The H5N2 avian flu strain has already led to the death of 2.6 million turkeys in Minnesota and is quickly...
April 29, 2015 - 9:35pm
April 24, 2015
Ruud supports new aquatic invasive species program
Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, supports the new Aquatic Invasive Species Program (AIS). The new program would replace the controversial trailer decal program which was met with great skepticism when it was passed in 2012. Under the new program when an individual purchases a fishing...
April 24, 2015 - 11:26pm
March 13, 2015
Ruud introduces arrestee DNA collection legislation
Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, was joined Thursday by family members of violent crime victims to announce legislation that would allow for the collection of DNA from individuals arrested for certain felonies. "This legislation will solve crimes, prevent crimes and exonerate...
March 13, 2015 - 11:15am
February 5, 2015
Ruud receives conservation leadership award
ST. PAUL - Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, was among six honorees who received the Trust for Public Land's seventh annual Conservation Leadership Award. The awards, announced Wednesday, recognize outstanding support for the conservation of Minnesota's special places, from city...
February 5, 2015 - 10:57pm
Ruud attends Agriculture Center for Excellence event
ST. PAUL - Senator Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, recently attend the launch of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Center of Excellence in Agriculture at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture in St.
February 5, 2015 - 10:57pm
August 1, 2014
Ruud Attends Great Lakes Legislative Caucus
Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, recently attended the annual Great Lakes Legislative Caucus meeting in Quebec City, Quebec. The Great Lakes...
August 1, 2014 - 10:30pm
July 11, 2014
Ruud recognized as Legislator of Distinction by League of Minnesota Cities
ST. PAUL - Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, has been recognized as a Legislator of Distinction by the League of Minnesota Cities for her leadership in supporting city-friendly legislation. Specifically Sen.
July 11, 2014 - 8:59pm