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Carrie Ruud

June 23, 2019
Sen. Carrie Ruud
Governor signs Sen. Ruud's Legacy Finance bill
June 23, 2019 - 9:00am
June 14, 2019
A conference, dubbed “Water Connects Us All,” runs 4-6:30 p.m. Monday, June 17 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Northern Lights Casino in Walker. It's intended to be a gathering pertaining to the health of lakes, rivers and watersheds in central Minnesota. File photo
Water quality advocates announce community gathering in Cass County
June 14, 2019 - 5:00am
May 20, 2019
Fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas), a breeding male displaying tubercles and thickened dorsal pad of mucous-secreting cells. Rankin1958 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (]
Ruud introduces bill to import minnows and counteract bait shortage
May 20, 2019 - 3:00am
May 14, 2019
The Minnesota state Capitrol building as seen in July 2017, after completion of a $310 million, multi-year renovation. The original construction was completed in 1905. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Local politicos debate felon voter rights issue, reject DFL proposal
May 14, 2019 - 9:00am
May 10, 2019
Sen. Carrie Ruud
Ruud's natural resources bill allocates $629.9 million for environmental funds
May 10, 2019 - 8:50am
May 9, 2019
Sen. Carrie Ruud
Shutdown looming? DFL, GOP lawmakers trade jabs over stalled budget talks
May 9, 2019 - 10:12am
May 8, 2019
Dale Lueck
Local politicos hash out Fort Snelling, Lake Calhoun name controversy
May 8, 2019 - 7:50am
May 1, 2019
Sen. Carrie Ruud
Ruud recognizes victims of human trafficking
May 1, 2019 - 9:30am
April 19, 2019
Pine Tree District Commissioner Loren Meinke presents Karl Jackman with the District Award of Merit during the Pine Tree District recognition dinner Saturday, April 13. Submitted Photo
Scouts BSA honors volunteers, Eagle Scouts
April 19, 2019 - 12:00pm
Sen. Carrie Ruud
Ruud appointed co-chair of National Foundation for Women Legislators Policy Committee
April 19, 2019 - 1:00am
April 18, 2019
During a roundtable discussion Wednesday, April 17, at Lindar Corp. in Baxter, Gov.Tim Walz (left), Minnesota Department of  Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Steven Grove and Minnesota Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman discuss the administration’s plan for economic growth in the state.  Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video
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Gov. Walz visits lakes area, pushes public-private sector collaboration
April 18, 2019 - 9:00am
April 13, 2019
Sen. Carrie Ruud
Fraud fallout: Local politicos comment on statewide child care fraud scandal
April 13, 2019 - 5:00am
April 11, 2019
Dale Lueck
Gun control debate flares up in St. Paul during 2019 legislative session
April 11, 2019 - 5:00am
April 9, 2019
A Crow Wing County Public Transit bus in 2016 pulls up on South Fifth Street in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Buses, trains take center stage at Region 5 transit committee meeting
April 9, 2019 - 9:00am
April 4, 2019
Lakeshore property owners gather for a political rally July 29, 2018, in Isle, centered on co-management of Mille Lacs Lake. Restrictions on walleye fisheries has been sore point for local economies for decades. This year, the Minnesota DNR announced anglers can harvest one walleye between 21-23 inches, or over 28 inches, between May 11-May 31. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Mille Lacs: Local politicos praise reduced fishing restrictions as good first step
April 4, 2019 - 7:00am