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'Fort Snelling at Bdote'? After Historical Society adds Dakota name to Fort Snelling sign, Senate votes to cut funding
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Authorities kill black bear that 'posed an immediate safety threat' in St. Paul
$100,000 settlement ends Dakota County Technical College whistleblower lawsuit
Minnesota man faces 11th charge of driving while intoxicated
Ruptured pipeline in western Minnesota may have been intentionally damaged
Minnesota job vacancies jump; hiring demand strong throughout state
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Urban maple tappers have new view of the world
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Minnesota DNR commissioner talks budget priorities
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April 19, 2019
Scouts BSA honors volunteers, Eagle Scouts
Several Scouts were recognized during the Scouters of Pine Tree District's annual volunteer and Eagle Scout recognition dinner last weekend....
April 19, 2019 - 12:00pm
April 14, 2019
Guest Opinion: An assault on pocketbooks
As your state representative, it is my duty to make sure the interests of the Brainerd lakes area are heard loud and clear in St. Paul. A huge part of that is protecting you from onerous and excessive tax increases that cause real hardship for Greater Minnesota families. Over the...
April 14, 2019 - 7:30am
April 13, 2019
Fraud fallout: Local politicos comment on statewide child care fraud scandal
State-funded child care services across Minnesota are getting a long, hard look amid fallout from a fraud scandal that first broke early last...
April 13, 2019 - 5:00am
April 9, 2019
Buses, trains take center stage at Region 5 transit committee meeting
Mass transit was back on the docket during a recent meeting of state officials, local big wigs and community voices at the Northland Arboretum....
April 9, 2019 - 9:00am
April 7, 2019
Reader Opinion: Uncommonsense and gun control
A March 27 Reader Opinion letter attacking Joshua Heintzman stated "Legal loopholes allowing disqualified individuals to be sold guns online, at gun shows or exchanged between private parties is not terribly different than ignoring and allowing CWD-infected wild deer to wander unmonitored..."...
April 7, 2019 - 2:30am
April 4, 2019
Mille Lacs: Local politicos praise reduced fishing restrictions as good first step
After three years of stringent catch and release regulations, anglers hounding walleye on Mille Lacs Lake have caught a breather—per the...
April 4, 2019 - 7:00am
April 3, 2019
Reader Opinion: Playing loose with the numbers
While I totally agree with Representative Heintzeman that it is time to eliminate fraud and waste (it's always that time), he seems to think that all big numbers are pretty much the same. First, a TV news story suggested that there might be $100 million in fraud directly linked to...
April 3, 2019 - 2:30am
March 31, 2019
Our Opinion: Do it right when it comes to CWD
While we wait on the results of chronic wasting disease testing on wild deer taken near Merrifield, it's encouraging to see the urgency with which local and state officials have responded to the potential problem. The ideal outcome would be that all testing for CWD would come back...
March 31, 2019 - 7:30am
March 30, 2019
Guest Opinion: It's time to eliminate fraud and waste in state programs
One of the most important duties I have as state representative is to ensure that your tax dollars are being spent wisely, efficiently, and in a way that provides transparency for taxpayers. A huge part of that involves working to root out waste, fraud, and abuse in our public programs....
March 30, 2019 - 6:30am
March 27, 2019
Reader Opinion: Minnesota can be a national leader
In a recent op-ed in the Brainerd Dispatch, Minnesota State Rep. Josh Heintzeman asserted that "Minnesota can be a national leader on CWD." Minnesota has a plentiful deer population and supports a thriving hunting sport, but, unfortunately, is within the crosshairs of a natural malady...
March 27, 2019 - 5:30am
March 25, 2019
Reader Opinion: Shame on our representatives
By the overwhelming margin of 106-21, the Minnesota House of Representatives passed a "hands-free" cellphone bill. This common-sense action has been endorsed by law enforcement and has been proven to save lives and reduce accidents in the many states where it has already been enacted....
March 25, 2019 - 5:30am
March 21, 2019
Heintzeman urges Minnesotans to submit comments on Enbridge Line 3
Rep. Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa, urged public participation Tuesday, March 19, in response to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources beginning a 60-day comment period related to permits and licenses for the proposed Enbridge Line 3 replacement project in northern Minnesota....
March 21, 2019 - 4:30am
March 3, 2019
Guest Opinion: Working toward a state budget that puts Minnesotans first
Last week, Gov. Tim Walz released his first budget proposal as our governor. State law requires the governor to present a budget to the Legislature in odd-numbered years. The proposal signals the governor's spending and policy priorities and helps shape the broader conversation around...
March 3, 2019 - 7:30am
February 21, 2019
Legislators address Crosslake loon center funding, other issues
Amidst tax conformity, healthcare and myriad other issues, a lakes area environmental project is of utmost importance to area state politicians...
February 21, 2019 - 4:00am
February 18, 2019
Heintzeman appointed to environment, water quality commissions
State Rep. Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa, announced that he has been appointed to the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources, the Legislative Water Commission and the Clean Water Council. All three committees focus on improving Minnesota's water quality and preserving Minnesota's...
February 18, 2019 - 6:30am