Minnesota Senate

by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Transportation issues are high on the list of priorities in the area Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer represents, and that’s fine with her. “I just really enjoy working on it because I know what it means to people,” she said. “It moves jobs. It moves families. It moves tourists. It saves time, […]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter You need to have a photo ID to dump leaves in the City of Maple Grove, said Sen. Warren Limmer, R-Maple Grove. The Republican Senate passed its proposed Photo ID constitutional amendment March 23, taking one of the last actions needed to ensure the amendment appears on the ballot in […]

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Education Minnesota President Tom Dooher said Monday that the Minnesota Senate had missed an opportunity for serious education reform by passing a bill that changes how school districts manage layoffs. Under current law, school districts and teachers can negotiate their own processes for handling layoffs. A recent review of all the educators’ contracts in the […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor A new legislative redistricting plan released Tuesday results in three open seats in the Elk River area. Two Republicans have already announced their plans to run. Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake, will run for an open Senate seat in the new District 30, which includes Big Lake, Elk River, Otsego, […]

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