Category Archives: Hometown Source

Lt. Gov. Prettner Solon to hold office hours twice a month beginning Jan. 5

St. Paul, MN  –  Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon announced she will once again host office hours in Duluth beginning on Friday, Jan. 5. The satellite office is located in the Duluth Technology Village and is hosted by the University … Continue reading

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Applicants for Commission on Judicial Selection vacancy requested by Gov. Dayton

St. Paul, MN – Gov. Mark Dayton is looking for a committed individual to serve as one of nine At-Large members of the Commission on Judicial Selection. The 49-member commission reviews applications and makes recommendations for vacancies on district court, … Continue reading

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Extended unemployment benefits program ending in Minnesota

St. Paul, MN — The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced that 13 weeks of extended unemployment benefits, known as Federal-State Extended Benefits (EB), will be phased out, effective the week ending Jan. 14. As required by federal … Continue reading

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President Obama signs into law Klobuchar-Collins provisions supporting survivors of sexual assault

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) announced yesterday (Wednesday, Dec. 28) that President Obama has signed into law provisions she and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) authored supporting survivors of sexual assault in the military as part of the … Continue reading

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A positive look ahead for 2012 in Minnesota public schools

Joe Nathan Column — Looking ahead for 2012, I’m optimistic about Minnesota schools, students and educators.  Reviewing more than 40 columns and more than 1,000 email responses in 2011, five issues emerge. • The enormous array of positive accomplishments for … Continue reading

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Senate Minority Leader Bakk calls for further review of Koch scandal

By T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, in a letter on Dec. 28 to new Senate Majority Leader David Senjem, R-Rochester, suggested that Senjem’s comments about not looking backwards in the Minnesota Senate are views … Continue reading

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Gov. Dayton appoints Margaret Chutich, Judge John R. Rodenberg to fill At-Large seats on Minnesota Court of Appeals

Gov. Mark Dayton announced the appointments of Margaret Chutich and the Honorable John R. Rodenberg as judges for the two at-large seats on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. They will fill vacancies created by the retirements of Judge Edward Toussaint … Continue reading

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Sen. David Senjem of Rochester elected Senate Majority Leader

By T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter Senate Republicans on Tuesday, Dec. 27 elected Sen. David Senjem of Rochester the new Senate Majority Leader. Senjem, 69, a retired Mayo Clinic employee, replaces former Majority Leader Amy Koch of Buffalo who resigned … Continue reading

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Senior forum Wednesday in Crystal will focus on “Protect What You Have”

For many people, the new year is a time to make resolutions about everything from exercise and diet to personal finances. In that spirit, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is holding a public forum Wednesday, Dec. 28 in Crystal for Minnesota … Continue reading

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What were your top stories of 2011?

Clicking on the Web by Howard Lestrud, ECM Online Managing Editor — Fellow ECM Publishers news and editorial guy Don Heinzman and I were musing the other day about the top news stories of 2011 in Minnesota. We agreed that … Continue reading

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