capitol report
Although Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Commissioner Tom Landwehr styled the trust land legislation as creating a bureaucratic “quagmire,” a House committee today (March 6) on a strong voted passed a bill that could dramatically alter how the state Rep. Denise Dittrich, DFL-Champlin, gest...Read More
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Gray wolf hunting and trapping season legislation passed a Senate committee today (March 6), setting up a possible gray wolf hunting season to coincide with the opening of the gun deer season in November. Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Brainerd, saw his bill pass the Senate Environment and Natural Resources C...Read More
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Republican Rep, Sondra Erickson of Princeton has joined a lawsuit filed in federal court today (Feb. 28) seeking to require that state and county officials first confirm eligibility of people registering on Election Day before counting their votes. Erickson, who lost reelection to the House in Distr...Read More
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School boards could keep promising, younger teachers rather than being forced to retain senior teachers in times of layoffs under legislation carried by area lawmakers. Sen. Pam Wolf, R-Spring Lake Park, and Rep. Branden Petersen, R-Andover, are carrying similar education reform bills that Republica...Read More
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