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More than 200 new South Dakota laws taking effect

June 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — More than 200 new laws are taking effect in South Dakota this week, including requiring the recitation of the pledge of allegiance in schools — just in time for Independence Day. The new laws range from expanding…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Letter: Dayton, others came through for Lewis & Clark

June 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Lennis “Red” Arndt, Luverne, Chairman of the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System

Lewis & Clark received its best news in five years when the Legislature approved a $22 million advance on our federal funding in the bonding bill….continue reading on dglobe.com

Dayton vetoes online gaming bill

May 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday vetoed a bill that sought to limit online lottery ticket sales.
The Minnesota State Lottery began selling online scratch-off-style games in February, but legislators questioned the authority of lotte…continue reading on dglobe.com

Dayton vetoes online gaming bill

May 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday vetoed a bill that sought to limit online lottery ticket sales.
The Minnesota State Lottery began selling online scratch-off-style games in February, but legislators questioned the authority of lotte…continue reading on dglobe.com

As others see it: A missed opportunity

May 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

Another legislative session is over and another opportunity to allow consumers to purchase liquor on Sundays was lost.
Fears that Sunday liquor sales would somehow lead to anarchy in the streets has once again triumphed over lifting a prohibition-er…continue reading on dglobe.com

As others see it: A missed opportunity

May 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

Another legislative session is over and another opportunity to allow consumers to purchase liquor on Sundays was lost.
Fears that Sunday liquor sales would somehow lead to anarchy in the streets has once again triumphed over lifting a prohibition-er…continue reading on dglobe.com

Letter: Farmers hit too hard on taxes

May 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

By State Rep. Paul Torkelson, R-Hanska, and State Sen. Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls
Co-chairmen, Minnesota Legislature’s GOP Rural Caucus
As legislative Democrats now pat themselves on the back for supposedly providing tax relief to farm…continue reading on dglobe.com

Letter: Farmers hit too hard on taxes

May 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

By State Rep. Paul Torkelson, R-Hanska, and State Sen. Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls
Co-chairmen, Minnesota Legislature’s GOP Rural Caucus
As legislative Democrats now pat themselves on the back for supposedly providing tax relief to farm…continue reading on dglobe.com

MN legislative session ended on personal note

May 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota state Sen. Kent Eken fought for years to increase pay for those who care for the elderly and disabled, but as state legislators wound down their 2014 session, he made it personal.

“I had a brother who was intellectually di…continue reading on dglobe.com

MN legislative session ended on personal note

May 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota state Sen. Kent Eken fought for years to increase pay for those who care for the elderly and disabled, but as state legislators wound down their 2014 session, he made it personal.

“I had a brother who was intellectually di…continue reading on dglobe.com