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May 31, 2019
Viewpoint: An inglorious end to session
The primary focus of the 2019 legislative session was to set a two-year budget for the state of Minnesota. Minnesota has a divided government,...
May 31, 2019 - 6:22pm
May 3, 2019
Viewpoint: Senate budget does not reflect Minnesota values
The finish line is in sight for the 2019 legislative session, with under four weeks to go before adjournment. We are now passing budget bills...
May 3, 2019 - 12:00pm
Viewpoint: Spring is here
Spring has arrived in Minnesota, and I'm sure we are all thankful for the warmth and sunshine after this year's winter. A consequence of this...
April 3, 2019 - 5:00am
March 10, 2019
Viewpoint: Governor's budget proposal and February forecast set the tone
Our most important role in the Legislature is creating a budget to fund priorities and essential programs for Minnesotans. Together with my colleagues...
March 10, 2019 - 6:00am
February 7, 2019
Viewpoint: 2019 legislative session moves forward
The first month of the 2019 legislative session is over. My colleagues and I are hard at work introducing legislation and holding committee hearings,...
February 7, 2019 - 4:00pm
January 23, 2019
Sen. Bigham aims to prevent gun violence
Legislation by state Sen. Karla Bigham, DFL-Cottage Grove, is aimed at preventing gun violence in schools. The bipartisan bill, introduced by...
January 23, 2019 - 8:00pm
January 6, 2019
Viewpoint: The legislative session, get involved and participate
Happy New Year, everyone! The 2019 legislative session begins Tuesday, Jan. 8 and will conclude no later than the first Monday after the third...
January 6, 2019 - 5:00am
November 13, 2018
Column: Thank you, veterans
As the daughter of a sailor and the granddaughter of a soldier, it is my honor to thank each and every individual who has served in our armed...
November 13, 2018 - 12:08pm
November 8, 2018
MN Republicans re-elect Gazelka as senate majority leader
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Senate Republicans on Thursday. Nov. 8, unanimously re-elected their leader and selected a new president of that chamber. In a closed meeting, Republican lawmakers elected Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, to serve as Senate Majority Leader and Sen. Jeremy Miller,...
November 8, 2018 - 4:24pm
September 13, 2018
Column: New school year is new opportunity to talk safety
It is my pleasure to welcome students of all ages back to classrooms, campuses and everywhere else you are building new skills and pursuing your...
September 13, 2018 - 5:00am
July 12, 2018
Column: Stay informed with 3M working groups
On Feb. 20, 2018 — the same day I was sworn in as state senator — news broke that the state settled its lawsuit against the 3M for...
July 12, 2018 - 2:53pm
March 23, 2018
Column: My first month as your new state senator
It is an honor to be your new state senator. I am glad to be working on your behalf in a bipartisan manner that puts people first. During my first month on the job, I have been busy introducing legislation, meeting with constituents, and participating in hearings held by the committees...
March 23, 2018 - 5:00pm
February 8, 2018
PACs, special interests flood area mailboxes with political ads
Special interests, political action committees and state party offices are out to sway votes in the Feb. 12 special state Senate election, with...
February 8, 2018 - 8:30am
February 6, 2018
Senate candidates face off at forum
With less than two weeks left before the Feb. 12 Senate special election, candidates Denny McNamara, R-Hastings, and Karla Bigham, DFL-Cottage...
February 6, 2018 - 4:30pm
December 5, 2017
Holmstadt, McNamara eye Senate seat as Franke opts against run; Schoen submits resignation letter
Area Republicans will have to choose who they want in an upcoming Minnesota Senate special election. Leilani Holmstadt of Cottage Grove joined...
December 5, 2017 - 9:10am