Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer

by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Elk River is submitting three road projects to be considered for funding by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The state has $25 million available statewide in Corridors of Commerce funding to pay for things like right of way acquisition, environmental studies and preliminary engineering. The primary intent is to prepare [...]

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• Zerwas, Kiffmeyer express shock that their efforts were thwarted in final hours of session   by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Rep. Nick Zerwas, R-Elk River, describes it as the biggest disappointment of his legislative career. He was referring to a proposal to increase funding for the Elk River Area School District. In a meeting May [...]

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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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Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake, will host a transportation town hall meeting in Otsego with Minnesota Department of Transportation District 3 Assistant Engineer Terry Humbert. Humbert will give a presentation on the I-94 Corridors of Commerce expansion project and answer questions. The meeting will run from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at Otsego Prairie Center, [...]

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Sixth District Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and other west metro elected officials were at the State Capitol on Tuesday, July 30, arguing for more lanes on Interstate 94. Bachmann, Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake, and I-94 West Corridor Coalition members met with Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and spoke of a productive meeting. “This is a [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake, headed out on spring break this past weekend with Gov. Mark Dayton’s updated budget proposal on her mind. Although the governor pulled the plug March 14 on a controversial sales tax proposal to increase revenue through an expansion of sales tax to new goods and services, [...]

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