Monthly Archives: June 2010

Local students cross road to higher ground with trip to Virgin Islands

Days were spent climbing rocky peaks in the tropical heat.

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Great Lakes bill co-sponsored by Sen. Klobuchar

Washington, D.C. – The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today passed legislation cosponsored by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar that strengthens restoration programs for the Great Lakes. The bipartisan Great Lakes Ecosystem Protection Act, introduced by Sens. Carl Levin (D-MI) … Continue reading

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Coon Rapids graduate takes flight as Air Force cadet

Amy Hoybook lifted off from Cardinal Nation June 7, graduating from Coon Rapids High School with highest honors and setting her sights on the great beyond.

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World Cup encore: USA CUP ready for more soccer fever

Notice that annoying buzz sound coming from the television during World Cup soccer matches?

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DWI Enforcer All-Stars to be honored at Target Field July 1

St. Paul, MN — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) will announce the state’s top DWI enforcers during pre-game festivities at the Minnesota Twins game at Target Field, July 1. The 2010 DWI Enforcer All-Stars include 30 law enforcement … Continue reading

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Gov. Pawlenty appoints Health Care Reform Task Force members

Saint Paul – Gov. Tim Pawlenty today (Wednesday, June 30) announced the appointment of 14 members to the Health Care Reform Task Force. Created by the 2010 Legislature, the task force is charged with studying the Minnesota implementation of the … Continue reading

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Matt Entenza describes himself as a midstream Democrat

by T.W. BudigECM capitol reporter Former DFL House minority leader Matt Entenza of St. Paul may soar over Minnesota as governor one day, but that will require political lift. A licensed pilot, Entenza, 48, is locked in a competitive primary … Continue reading

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Franken helps introduce legislation to stop Asian Carp invasion

Washington,  D.C. – Today (Wednesday, June 30) U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) joined Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.)  to introduce legislation to permanently prevent Asian Carp and other invasive species from entering the Great Lakes. The Permanent … Continue reading

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Pawlenty sends amended request for major disaster declaration

Gov. Tim Pawlenty sent a letter today (Wednesday, June 30) to President Obama amending his request for a major disaster declaration for Minnesota to include severe storms that occurred June 17-26, 2010. This amended request extends the storm window to … Continue reading

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Emmer changes the dynamic of gubernatorial campaign

by Don Heinzman Thisweek Newspapers The upcoming election of a Minnesota governor in November has never been more important.  It’s not too early to pay attention to what the candidates are saying. The campaign of five major candidates had been … Continue reading

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