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House OKs bill to phase out part-time peace officers

April 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — There are 175 licensed part-time peace officers in Minnesota, and a bill awaiting Senate consideration would ensure that number never increases.

The House Monday passed 97-26 the bill that would prohibit law enforcement agencies from …continue reading on dglobe.com

Northern Tier Energy set to talk amid debate on gas price bill

March 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL PARK — A Northern Tier Energy representative said new company managers will meet with state lawmakers to discuss concerns that gas prices at the firm’s SuperAmerica stores are higher near the St. Paul Park refinery than elsewhere in the …continue reading on dglobe.com

Panel approves online voter registration bill

March 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s online voter registration system moved a step closer to winning the Legislature’s blessing Monday.
The Senate Elections Subcommittee voted unanimously to approve a bill that authorizes the system that Secretary of State …continue reading on dglobe.com

Panel approves online voter registration bill

March 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s online voter registration system moved a step closer to winning the Legislature’s blessing Monday.
The Senate Elections Subcommittee voted unanimously to approve a bill that authorizes the system that Secretary of State …continue reading on dglobe.com

Heitkamp sponsors bill to keep disabled vets in their homes

December 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — In an effort to ensure America’s disabled veterans receive all of the care they need to make sure their lives are of the best quality, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., along with Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., introduced in the Senate the Vul…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Heitkamp sponsors bill to keep disabled vets in their homes

December 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — In an effort to ensure America’s disabled veterans receive all of the care they need to make sure their lives are of the best quality, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., along with Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., introduced in the Senate the Vul…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Heitkamp on Senate debt limit deal: ‘The adults are taking charge’

October 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK North Dakota’s U.S. senators both said Wednesday they supported the deal reached between Senate leaders to end the partial government shutdown and extend the nation’s debt limit, but neither was completely satisfied with it. Continue Reading

Bill to spare US economy from debt crisis also delivers favors

October 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON The last-minute bill to avert a potentially catastrophic U.S. default and reopen the government came in at a relatively skimpy 35 pages, but lawmakers still managed to pack in some special favors. Continue Reading

ND farmers flying into D.C. to push for farm bill

September 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Everyone has to eat. That’s the motto southwest North Dakota farmers Jim Kerzman and Bob Kuylen have, and it’s the sentiment they’re taking with them to Washington, D.C., this week as part of the National Farmers Union’s annual fly-in event to lobby members of Congress to support the farm bill. Continue Reading

Farmers have many reasons not to cry about farm bill

August 15, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Some farmers have given up hope of Congress passing bill Continue Reading