Woodbury Bulletin Staff
ST. PAUL — U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, DFL-Minn., will hold a town hall meeting tonight to discuss her work in Washington and to listen to Fourth Congressional District constituents and families about the issues that matter to them. “I look forward to listening to constituents about their policy priorities as we transition from eight years of President Obama’s steady and effective leadership to the administration of President-elect Donald Trump,” McCollum said.
I was honored to be sworn-in this week as the 115th Congress convened in Washington. I am very grateful to the families of Minnesota's 4th District for giving me the opportunity to represent our shared values in the U.S. House of Representatives. As we all know, Republicans control both the U.S. House and Senate. On Jan. 20, Donald Trump will become president of the United States. It is no secret that I am strongly opposed to many of the policies they are proposing.
Linda Stanton, in her Dec. 21 letter, wants us to "move on" and accept a Donald Trump presidency. In defense of her position, she cites long disproven "tall tales" about Hillary Clinton. Perhaps Stanton hasn't followed the news. The Federal Bureau of Investigation concluded that Clinton's emails were not worth further action, and the Republican Congress conducted seven investigations of Benghazi, deciding after spending tens of millions of dollars, that there was no "there" there.
In her Dec.
Viewpoint Winter is upon us; the days are shorter and often darker than in the summer. Sometimes drivers fail to remove snow from their windshields or allow them to fog up, driving with less vision than perhaps in summer. Under all of these circumstances drivers still need to be aware of pedestrians and follow the law regarding yielding to them.
Viewpoint In 2014, 17.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft, including an increasing number of tax-related theft. In 2015, 781 recorded data breaches exposed 169,068,506 records. ID theft occurs when a person uses someone else's information for fraud. Taking steps to protect your identity can reduce your risk of becoming a victim. Common methods Common methods in which information is stolen: There are numerous different scams and schemes thieves use to obtain people's personal information. Some of the more common methods include:
Rep. Kelly Fenton, R-Woodbury was appointed vice chairwoman of the Minnesota House of Representatives Commerce & Regulatory Reform Committee for the 2017-18 session. Fenton will also serve on the Government Operations and Elections Policy, State Government Finance, and Rules and Legislative Administration.
Viewpoint One of the most frightening images of the recent Presidential election was a young man at a political rally in Minneapolis selling T-shirts that read "Rope- Tree- Journalist- Some Assembly Required." It is obvious he either has no knowledge of history or doesn't care about it. History teaches us that the first targets of a military coup, whether in Africa or South America, are the radio and television stations, and the newspapers. Those seeking to overthrow a government seek to control the dissemination of the truth to the masses.
Linda Stanton's letter in the Dec. 21 Woodbury Bulletin provided a perfect example of what was very disturbing about the most recent presidential election process. From the attitude drenching the letter to her misrepresentation of the facts, Stanton mirrored perfectly the characteristics of the most recent winner of the presidential race.
The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved separate two-year contracts Dec. 13 with county employees who are represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Council No. 5, as well as others who are represented by the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local No. 49 AFL-CIO.