Woodbury Bulletin Staff
Everyone is invited to play a variety of bingo games and make ice cream sundaes from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at Central Park, Valley Creek Room B, in Woodbury. The fee is $4 for residents and $6 for nonresidents; Activity No. 550770-02. Pre-registration is required. For details, call 651-714-3583 or visit woodburyparksandrec.org.
Viewpoint When the offer letter arrived, they had to look Minnesota up on a map. The golden ticket for my immigrant parents arrived emblazoned with scarlet red on the return label: 3M. As Michigan State alums and Magic Johnson fans, they had heard of Kevin McHale but they hadn't heard of 3M and never imagined living in a place so cold. The fate of my immigrant family was tied intimately to a mining company that originated in the Iron Range.
Viewpoint Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton delivered his seventh State of the State Address last week to a joint legislative session of the House and Senate. The news headline catching various news stations and papers was that he fainted under the bright lights of the House of Representatives Chamber about 45 minutes into his speech, just before he was expected to be done. Thankfully, he recovered quickly and the next day he released his biennial budget proposal to the Legislature.
The Riverside Trio will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Central Park Amphitheater, 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury. The show is free and open to all. For details, call Central Park at 651-714-3799.
Viewpoint Since 1859, the Sexton family has owned and operated the Irish Ridge Dairy Farm in Millville, Minn., about 25 miles northeast of Rochester, Minn. Sheri and Vince Sexton run the farm today. Like generations before them, Sheri and Vince work hard every day to produce high-quality milk and dairy products to provide better lives for themselves and their family. But rising health insurance costs have thrown them into a financial crisis.
Viewpoint Recently, Tartan High School celebrated an exciting event to recognize the achievements of longtime basketball coach Mark Klingsporn, aka Coach K. Hundreds of fans filled the stands at the Tartan boys' basketball home opener. Coach K was honored for his induction into the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Former players, coaches and referees gathered for a photo with the coach before tipoff. He also celebrated his 500th career win.
U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, DFL-Minn., will hold a town hall meeting tomorrow night to discuss her work in Washington and to listen to Fourth Congressional District constituents and families about the issues that matter to them. “Just days into President Donald Trump's administration and on the heels of a historic turnout for the Women's March in Minnesota and across America, there are many important issues on the minds of Minnesotans,” the Congresswoman said in a news release.
Viewpoint The Minnesota House and Senate began the 2017 legislative session with a plan to provide immediate and temporary relief to the thousands of Minnesotans who are stuck with outrageous premium hikes and canceled policies in the chaotic individual health insurance market. On top of this immediate relief to Minnesotans, the plan proposes a handful of regulatory reforms to improve Minnesota's health care system over the long-term.
Viewpoint The 90th Minnesota Legislature was officially sworn into office earlier this month, and we are set for a fast-paced and busy 2017 legislative session. This session we will work to solve some of the biggest problems facing Minnesotans, including addressing our state's health insurance crisis. We will also work to craft a responsible state budget that invests in our shared priorities, as well as pass meaningful tax relief for families and small businesses.
Last month, Linda Stanton wrote a letter denouncing Hillary Clinton supporters as sore losers and insisting Hillary Clinton did not deserve to be president and that Hillary Clinton supporters should line up behind Donald Trump. For those unfamiliar with Stanton, she is a conservative Republican activist who no doubt is excited that Donald Trump will become President.