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As a first-term legislator, I wanted to deliver on my priorities early in my term. I spoke with numerous residents around the district, and was hopeful I could represent their views at the Capitol. On the first day bills could be heard, I was proud to hit the ground running by helping pass tax relief and supporting a bill to unravel our state’s health care mess. On Thursday, the House discussed major bills to help residents around the state.
It is really sad that when the Newport City Council needed to appoint a new member to the Council to fill the void that was created when Dan Lund was elected mayor, the appointment went to the person less qualified and who had the least impressive interview of all of the candidates who applied.
The district is developing new boundaries for elementary schools in Cottage Grove, and it's reached the step when parent input is most helpful — and, perhaps, most influential.
It would be difficult to find a year when south Washington County residents saw more of their local elected officials leave office than in 2016. It’s not just the number of local politicos stepping out of the scene this year that caught our attention. It’s their more than 70 combined years of service. They’ve contributed greatly to their respective communities in a variety of ways, and while one could find issues or positions on which to differ with each of them, they deserve thanks for their time in public service. They include: Katie Sieben
As my time in elected office comes to an end, I want to thank you for your support, input and collaboration over the past 14 years. It has been a great privilege to serve in the Minnesota Legislature and to represent you in St. Paul.
The second annual “Ugly Christmas Sweater” 5K Fun Run/Walk will raise money for Good in the Hood, a School District 833 partner organization that provides food subsidies for hungry students in grades K-12 at eight district schools in Woodbury, Newport and Cottage Grove.
There is a lack of historical stories in the Bulletin now that Judy Spooner is no longer with us. For years, Judy and I collaborated on writing stories of historical...
I am humbled and honored by the support of Cottage Grove residents for my city council campaign. My campaign was a group effort with friends and family contributing their time...
An article was published in the South Washington County Bulletin on Nov. 9 presenting excerpts from a termination letter written by the school district to a coach in the East...