The Ribfest is back.
At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council approved plans for the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce’s Ribfest during Awake the Lakes on Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27.
Showing photo identification before voting may be inconvenient, but the senator sponsoring a proposal to require voter photo ID says it is worth it.
“I will willingly admit that there is some burden placed on some of our citizens in exercising their right to vote,” Senator Scott Newman said Friday before Minnesota senators voted 36-30 mostly along party lines to require photo IDs. “On balance, I believe this [constitutional] amendment is the right thing to do.”
State Representative Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, was endorsed March 17 as the Republican candidate for Minnesota House of Representatives in the new District 12B.
This endorsing convention took place in Starbuck along with the conventions for House District 12A and Senate District 12.
State Representative Mary Franson says the Legislature lacks what she calls “genuine leadership.”
The first-term Alexandria Republican wrote in a Star Tribune opinion piece that she finds “an institutional pull toward the passive, the safe, the groupthink.”
Appropriation of legacy funds was unanimously approved by the Senate Thursday in the form of a bill carried by Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria.
The bill would commit $5.5 million for Asian carp barriers and $1.8 million for a University of Minnesota aquatic invasive species research center, among funds for a number of other projects and programs.
Danielle Nordine, Echo Press State Capitol Bureau
, March 28, 2012
State Representative Mary Franson (R) District 11B, will host a town hall meeting regarding the possibility of child care providers unionizing on Tuesday, November 22 at 7 p.m. at Traveler’s Inn, 511 Broadway Street in Alexandria.
Dayton said his lawyer saw no legal problems with the order, but Attorney General Lori Swanson has not issued a definitive opinion. A Senate lawyer testified earlier this fall that there is no law that allows Dayton to issue the order, and that it is questionable whether the Constitution gives him the authority.
Minnesota local government officials are bracing for a taxpayer explosion when “TnT” statements arrive in mailboxes next month.
Officially known as “truth in taxation” statements, the letters will show changes, with possibly dramatic property tax increases in some cases, to reflect a new law.
Minnesota voters are beginning to tell politicians that they do not like a new law that some say could raise property taxes.
Opponents of the new law say it hurts homeowners with less expensive homes and that businesses will shoulder more of the property tax burden.
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