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State House committee assignments made

Committee assignments were announced recently for state lawmakers, including those who represent House Districts 10A, 10B, 9A and 9B in central Minnesota. Committee assignments were chosen by Speaker-designate Kurt Daudt, R-Crown.

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Committee assignments were announced recently for state lawmakers, including those who represent House Districts 10A, 10B, 9A and 9B in central Minnesota. Committee assignments were chosen by Speaker-designate Kurt Daudt, R-Crown.

Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, announced Thursday his committee assignments for the 2015-2016 legislative session. Kresha, who will begin his second term in January, will serve on four House committees: Education Innovation Policy, Education Finance, Commerce and Regulatory Reform, as well as Rules and Legislative Administration Committee.

Kresha was appointed vice chair of the Education Finance Committee earlier this month, and was also elected by House Republicans to serve as assistant majority leader.

"I'm looking forward to what I hope will be a productive 2015 session, and ready to continue my work on behalf of Morrison and Todd County," Kresha said in a news release. "We have important issues to tackle on each of these committees, and I am eager to work on the problems Minnesotans sent us here to address."

Minnesota House Republicans are filling out Rep.-elect Dale Lueck', R-Aitkin, series of assignments with a set of panels where the Navy veteran and self-proclaimed Aitkin farm kid can represent those interests, according to a news release.

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Lueck will serve on two committees pertaining to agriculture - one finance, one policy - as well as the Veterans Affairs Committee. He also recently was named vice chairman of the House Mining and Outdoors Recreation Committee.

"As a farm kid, I am honored to serve on both the ag policy and the ag finance committees," said Lueck, a resident of rural Aitkin. "It is especially important to us in rural Minnesota that under the new House leadership the ag committees have been restored to their rightful status as independent stand-alone committees."

Lueck and his wife, Linda, currently raise beef cattle on their 340-acre farm. It includes portions of his parents' and grandparents' dairy farms. He is a veteran of two Vietnam deployments and is eager to address issues pertaining to service members.

"Today, the men and women of the Minnesota National Guard continue to carry a heavy burden of overseas deployments," Lueck said. "During the Vietnam War, my then-young family lived under a similar burden. We must never forget that we have young Minnesota families living right here among us that have their loved ones serving on the front lines."

Rep.-elect Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa, will serve on the Legacy Funding Finance Committee, where he will serve as vice chair. He will also serve on the Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee and the Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee.

Heintzeman said he received the assignments he requested and thinks they're a good fit for his district, which includes much of western Crow Wing County.

Rep. Mark Anderson, R-Lake Shore, announced Friday his committee assignments for the 2015-2016 legislative session. Anderson, who will begin his second term in January, will serve on five House committees: Transportation Policy and Finance, State Government Finance, Agriculture Finance, Agriculture Policy, and the Mining and Outdoor Recreation Policy Committee.

"I'm looking forward to continuing my work on behalf of Todd, Wadena and Cass County, and being a strong voice for greater Minnesota," Anderson said. "Job creation, improving our transportation infrastructure, and strengthening Minnesota's agriculture economy are issues that impact Minnesotans in all parts of the state, and I look forward to addressing those issues during our committee work in the upcoming session."

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