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Capital Chatter: Congress quiet after fiscal cliff vote

January 4, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL Maybe folks should not be surprised that the media often found a communications cliff separating them and many Washington politicians after the fiscal cliff vote. Continue Reading

House, Senate candidates provide introduction

October 18, 2012 in Rosemount Town Pages

Forum didn’t provide much in the way of fireworks but offered insight to candidates Continue Reading

Local reaction to Bonding Bill

May 15, 2012 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

Wadena city leaders reacted to news that local projects were left out of the 2012 bonding bill, passed by the Minnesota House of Representatives and Senate, with the possibility of squeezing in through a DEED grant before the end of the summer.
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LETTER: Boastful governor takes from Obama to keep bragging

February 23, 2012 in River Falls Journal

Ever since last summer, Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker has been bragging how he balanced the state’s budget. Continue Reading

Obama defends American faith amid GOP critique

December 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Republican Mitt Romney accuses President Barack Obama of considering America “just another nation.” To other GOP politicians running for the White House, Obama has apologized for the United States and is presiding over the nation’s decline.
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‘No other option’: Grand Forks Sen. Laffen to introduce bill aimed at retiring Fighting Sioux nickname

October 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Sen. Lonnie Laffen, R-Grand Forks, who voted with the majority in March when the North Dakota Senate passed the Fighting Sioux nickname bill, will introduce a measure in the November special legislative session to assign authority over the controversial issue to the State Board of Higher Education. “It would be to allow the state board to do what they wish, retire the name,” Laffen said. Continue Reading

Obama: Things could be worse

July 26, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

President Barack Obama, who rocketed to the White House promising “change you can believe in,” is now telling voters they shouldn’t change a thing. His message for the fall elections, which are looking ominous for his Democrats, is that Republicans caused the nation’s economic troubles, but he and the Democrats are starting to fix them. So stick with the Democrats and don’t go back to the GOP. Continue Reading