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Everyone knows when sickness hits a house, life generally slows down. Such was the case for our house in January. Both my husband and I came down with illnesses that pretty much knocked us out for the month. His turned into bronchitis, mine was a nasty sinus infection and some respiratory thing that actually kept […]

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What a difference a year makes! Republican majorities were hammered by Democrats and the media when the Legislature discussed defending marriage and implementing voter identification measures—all while we reduced a historic budget deficit and made great strides for the private economy. Yet now, the new Democrat majorities are concentrating their efforts and have spent—and will […]

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Residents and businesses in Carver County have benefitted immensely from the construction of the new Highway 212 out to the City of Carver. As anticipated, the expansion of this critical corridor has not only improved the safety and timeliness of commutes, it has led to job creation and economic growth in our county and the […]

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February is still winter, but change is in the air. Literally in the air, if you listen to black-capped chickadees whistling their “fee-bee” or “spring-soon” song over and over, or hear downy woodpeckers drumming on resonant tree trunks and limbs or other “signal posts.” They do this to announce territories and establish pair bonds. The […]

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It’s a crime for a convicted felon to possess a gun; it’s also a crime for someone to lie on a gun permit application, or to buy a gun illegally. That’s current federal law and state law. I recently signed on as co-author of SF235, a bill which assists our County Attorneys and law enforcement […]

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