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N.D. lawmakers look to remedy dual convictions for DUI, refusal: Revisions being considered to stiffer law that passed last year

May 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

BISMARCK — State lawmakers are looking to clear up several areas of a tougher drunken driving law approved last year, including one provision that allows offenders to be convicted for both DUI and refusing a field sobriety test in the sam…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Brock: Legislating morality is better left alone

March 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

I was taught and believe that rule No. 1 in business is the customer is always right, and rule No. 2 is to see rule No. 1. That being said, there are some folks you can’t afford to have as customers. I’ve often seen signs on a cash register that …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

New legislation to help spur innovation

December 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Hoeven (R-ND) recently introduced bipartisan legislation that would help spur innovation and competitiveness in America’s economy.
The Innovate America Act would help cut red tape, target successful educ…continue reading on echopress.com

New legislation to help spur innovation

December 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Hoeven (R-ND) recently introduced bipartisan legislation that would help spur innovation and competitiveness in America’s economy.
The Innovate America Act would help cut red tape, target successful educ…continue reading on echopress.com

House votes to cut food stamps

September 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON The House of Representatives on Sept. 19 passed a nutrition bill that satisfies conservative demands to cut $39 billion from the food stamp program over 10 years, but it still does not create a clear path toward a conference with the Senate on the farm bill. Continue Reading

GOP attempts to split farm bill

July 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. U.S. House Republicans want to remove food stamps from a farm bill, then pass the previously defeated agriculture funding legislation on its own. Continue Reading

Nursing homes to get bump in funding

June 11, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Nursing homes and other care facilities will get more state money than they have seen in years.
Senator Tony Lourey, DFL-Kerrick, said the budget plan lawmakers approved this session includes “the largest state investment in the nursing home industry in well over a decade.” Continue Reading

Senate Legacy funds debate turns rural-urban

June 11, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Rural and urban Minnesota senators battled toward the end of the session about how to divide outdoors and arts program funding.
Rural senators won, but just barely. Continue Reading

Local GOP senators give session a thumbs down

May 28, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Now that the session is over, Republican leaders have been using the word “over” over and over again to describe the actions of the DFL-controlled Legislature.
As in over-taxing, over-spending and overreach. Continue Reading

Lone local DFL legislator says session made progress

May 28, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

This won’t come as a shocker but State Representative Jay McNamar of Elbow Lake, the sole DFLer representing parts of Douglas County, had an entirely different view of the just-completed session than his Republican counterparts. Continue Reading