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August 1, 2018
Kresha foster-care bill garners bipartisan support, signed into law
Legislation authored by Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, to make improvements to foster child care in Minnesota became state law Wednesday, Aug. 1. The bill, HF3265, was passed by lawmakers with overwhelming bipartisan support, and received the governor's approval May 20.
August 1, 2018 - 8:14pm
Lueck veterans' bills go into law
A pair of bills led by Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, to assist veterans are now state laws as of Aug. 1. A bill Lueck authored and carried forward adds a "yes or no" veterans' status box to voluntary state board and commission applications. The state already had been collecting statistical...
August 1, 2018 - 8:13pm
July 11, 2018
Hilstrom shores up bid for AG's office
Debra Hilstrom helped craft some of Minnesota's laws as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. She now hopes to be elected the state's...
July 11, 2018 - 12:00pm
July 2, 2018
Reader Opinion: Proud of Heintzeman
I recently had the opportunity to visit with Rep. Josh Heintzeman and hear about all the things he is up to during the "off-session" of the state Legislature. As a businessman you would think he would be filling his time with carpentry jobs but he is not. Josh takes his role as our...
July 2, 2018 - 2:30pm
June 30, 2018
Guest Opinion: End of legislative session marks two productive years at State Capitol
The 2018 legislative session adjourned a little over a month ago, marking the end of one of the most productive two years at the Legislature in recent memory. This biennium's work resulted in the largest tax cut in nearly two decades, the largest investment in roads and bridges in...
June 30, 2018 - 7:30am
June 26, 2018
Reader Opinion: How to contact Rep. Dale Lueck
On June 20, the Brainerd Dispatch published a section on Page A6 titled "How to contact your local legislators." The Dispatch did not provide all my contact data, in particular a phone number. Please find my complete contact info below. That info and much more is also available at...
June 26, 2018 - 9:30am
June 15, 2018
Crow Wing County Board: Lueck talks regional mental health treatment
Rep. Dale Lueck is more accustomed to seeing the inside of the Capitol building in St. Paul than the third-floor chambers of the Crow Wing County...
June 15, 2018 - 4:00pm
February 21, 2018
Poston announces run for 2nd term representing District 9A
State Rep. John Poston, R-Lake Shore, announced he will seek re-election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 9A Monday. After his...
February 21, 2018 - 3:00pm
February 7, 2018
Jeff Johnson wins GOP caucuses in Cass and Crow Wing counties
BAXTER—Crow Wing County is overwhelmingly Jeff Johnson country, if Republican caucusgoers had the final word. Out of 102 votes, the 2014...
February 7, 2018 - 4:00am
February 6, 2018
Hering makes his pitch for District 9A representative
For Alex Hering, the vice-chair of the Cass County DFL, a keyword is "care"—health care, elderly care, home care and daycare, or caring...
February 6, 2018 - 6:00am
February 1, 2018
Lueck seeks 3rd term in Minnesota House of Representatives
As long as Dale Lueck believes there is still work to do, the Aitkin Republican said he hopes voters will continue to send him to St. Paul, so...
February 1, 2018 - 10:00am
Heintzeman announces re-election bid for Minnesota House
State Rep. Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa, announced Wednesday he will seek a third term in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Heintzeman represents...
February 1, 2018 - 9:00am
January 8, 2018
Winkler: I'll protect wages, net neutrality as attorney general
Former DFL legislator Ryan Winkler is bringing on the populism in his race to become Minnesota's attorney general. He announced especially early—fall...
January 8, 2018 - 9:33am
January 6, 2018
Turning to politics later in life
Steve Barrows could have spent his retirement with family or at a beach somewhere, but instead, he's devoted his golden years to public service....
January 6, 2018 - 9:00am
December 23, 2017
Brainerd area politicos sound off on tax bill
The tax reform bill recently passed by Washington lawmakers will be either a boon or a curse when it's signed into law, depending on which side...
December 23, 2017 - 10:00am