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STORAGE SALE 06/19/19 Acorn Mini Storage, Cottage Grove, MN
CITY OF NEWPORT: Public Hearing 06/06/19 - Amend Chapter 32
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Tina Folch for House Representative
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April 24, 2019
Viewpoint: Keeping eyes on the road and off cellphones
It won't be long before you won't be able to use your cellphone while driving unless it's through hands-free operation. Gov. Tim Walz has signed...
April 24, 2019 - 5:00am
March 19, 2019
Viewpoint: Being prepared at the Legislature for inevitable disaster relief
Anyone that ever had a child in the Scouting program remembers the motto: be prepared. It should be the motto for the state Legislature as well....
March 19, 2019 - 5:00am
March 13, 2019
Rep. Jurgens sponsors disaster relief bill following statewide flooding prediction
ST. PAUL — State Rep. Tony Jurgens, R-Cottage Grove, is working on legislation to help replenish the state's Disaster Assistance Contingency...
March 13, 2019 - 12:00pm
February 24, 2019
Viewpoint: Helping senior citizens and struggling students
Last year I held a meeting with senior citizens at Regina Senior Living in Hastings. They told me they wished they had more money to spend from...
February 24, 2019 - 12:00pm
January 27, 2019
Viewpoint: Health care discussion begins at state Capitol
According to residents I heard from last fall, the top political issue in Minnesota is lowering health care costs. It's likely to be the top...
January 27, 2019 - 5:00am
January 11, 2019
School district pitches priorities to state legislators
SCHOOL DISTRICT 833 — Four state lawmakers received homework from District 833 on the eve of the 2019 legislative session. During a workshop...
January 11, 2019 - 8:00am
December 14, 2018
Viewpoint: Latest budget surplus brings good news to Capitol
Happy Holidays! As this is my first column since Election Day, I wanted to thank you for allowing me to continue serving as your voice in the...
December 14, 2018 - 5:00am
November 7, 2018
Jurgens beats Folch to retain house seat
Republican incumbent Tony Jurgens beat DFL challenger Tina Folch in the state house race to represent District 54B. Jurgens, an insurance agent...
November 7, 2018 - 9:10am
October 17, 2018
House 54B: Folch, Jurgens sound off on the issues
We asked Minnesota House 54B candidates about a range of topics, including legislative priorities, End-of-session gridlock and more.
October 17, 2018 - 2:10pm
Health care remains top priority for Jurgens
Lowering health care costs continues to be my top priority, as it was two years ago. Last session we tackled this issue head on and made great...
October 17, 2018 - 2:10pm
September 27, 2018
Candidates debate issues at District 54B forum
About 25 people attended a Sept. 13 forum that featured the two major party candidates for House District 54B. Democrat Tina Folch of Hastings...
September 27, 2018 - 12:00pm
June 5, 2018
Reps. Franke and Jurgens eye re-election bid
ST. PAUL — Two first-term Republican lawmakers have filed for re-election. Tony Jurgens, Cottage Grove, and Keith Franke, St. Paul Park,...
June 5, 2018 - 1:36pm
June 4, 2018
Jurgens seeks re-election for House 54B
State Rep. Tony Jurgens filed for re-election June 4 for the Minnesota House District 54B seat. He was first elected to the House in 2016. "It has been such an honor to learn about the priorities of our area residents and fight for them in the Minnesota House," the Republican from...
June 4, 2018 - 4:19pm
May 21, 2018
Viewpoint: Successes include safeguarding 3M settlement monies
The 2018 legislative session has come to a close, and while the final days were hectic, we did approve a number of common sense provisions and...
May 21, 2018 - 1:47pm
May 15, 2018
3M settlement bill passes House
ST. PAUL — A bill to monitor the way 3M settlement funds are spent was passed in the House May 14. The bill, penned by Rep. Kelly Fenton,...
May 15, 2018 - 4:33pm