STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Committee OKs gay marriage
By Danielle Killey
A Minnesota Senate committee voted 5-3 today to move forward with a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota.
This is about family, bill author Sen. Scott Dibble,... Posted on 3/12/13 at 3:15 PM
BEYOND THE BEAT Behind closed doors at Afton City Hall
I stopped by Afton City Hall Wednesday, Dec. 30 to talk with Mayor Pat Snyder about Afton's 2010 goals, and there was quite the scene awaiting when I arrived.
The office has been closed since la... Posted on 12/31/09 at 6:44 AM
Just a year ago, Heather Hall had no intention of competing for the title of Mrs. Minnesota let alone winning the crown. But that changed in June 2008 when her dying grandmother asked her to give it a try.
Imagine: One sunny summer day you hear the sound of police sirens and quickly look just in time to see the flash of lights as a police car turns the corner. Soon you hear the approaching wail of additional sirens and become aware of more officers in the chase.
Would you like to learn the benefits of and techniques for creating a rain garden on your property? Then plan to attend an upcoming workshop on landscaping for water quality with a focus on rain gardens.
At the (Feb. 23) Town Hall Meeting in Woodbury, I noticed that almost all of the people asking that programs not be cut, or who favored raising taxes, were people who either received benefits or were being paid through government programs.
Minnesota lawmakers will be visiting communities around the state to gather input on the Governor’s budget recommendations and listen to the public’s ideas to address the state’s $4.8 billion budget deficit.
State Senator Kathy Saltzman (DFL-Woodbury), State Representative Julie Bunn (DFL-Lake Elmo), and State Representative Marsha Swails (DFL-Woodbury), announced they will hold a joint legislative town meeting on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Woodbury City Hall.
Despite a persistent freezing rain that fell throughout the afternoon, more than 200 people, many of them current and past military service members, gathered for Veterans Day last Tuesday outside of Woodbury City Hall.
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