Ruud is the first recipient of the award, which was launched to recognize people, groups, and organizations who have taken a leadership role in advancing the Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates mission to protect Minnesota’s lakes and rivers.
The Crow Wing and the North Central Area 8 Soil and Water Conservation districts recently recognized Sen. Carrie Ruud for her soil and water conservation efforts during her career as an elected official.
If we want to save democracy and get our government to work for us again, it’s up to each one of us to do our homework and research, ask all candidates the tough questions and support those who will work for and by all of the people, no matter what political stripes we wear.
Earlier this year, I announced my retirement, effective Dec. 31, 2002. Until then, I will remain the sitting senator for Senate District 10 and will continue my service to Aitkin and Crow Wing counties.