A massive number of groups and ordinary citizens are currently stepping forward to tell their state legislator they want to help pay for the state services they use.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - U.S. Sens. Charles Grassley and Tom Harkin are calling for an investigation into a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project to expand locks and dams on the upper Mississippi River.
Applications are now being taken for the DNR's Minnesota Conservation Corps (MCC) summer program. Youths 15-18 are eligible and 90 positions are available.
Persons interested in target archery or bowhunting are invited to take part in an indoor league hosted by the Brainerd Archery Club. Shoots will take place every Tuesday for 12 weeks beginning Jan. 4 at the National Guard Armory, 1115 Wright St., Brainerd. Times are 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Phone 746-3663 for more information.
Many of us who attended the Ducks, Wetlands and Clean Water Rally in April at the Capitol walked away wondering what would happen next. Would the rally lead to improved duck hunting and cleaner water?
ST. PAUL - As director of the Minnetonka Classic Bass Tournament, Larry Krohn loves handing the big checks to the people who reel in the biggest fish. Last month's prize pool was over $30,000, including the $9,400 snagged by the top-catching twosome.
The challenges - and allure - were mapped out. Literally.
The DNR is seeking public comments on its forest classification and motor vehicle route designation proposal for six state forests in an eight-county planning area in east-central Minnesota, including Crow Wing, Cass and Aitkin counties.
I was having a conversation with a young man the other day. He ventured his idea for our southern border, a fence with sensors and remote or automatic firing machine guns. This young man had the advantage of a strong family which professes to be pro-life. They are devout Christians, he attended a Christian college, and had most of the advantages that life can afford. I believe that he is definitely pro-birth as are many of his contemporaries; however, they often support the death penalty and war as the way to settle international disputes. I ventured that we wouldnt have the problem of workers crossing the southern border looking for work if they werent invited by people waiting to hire them. We could stop the flow of illegals coming here to work if we simply put those who hire them in jail. Instead of rounding up the immigrants on INS raids, they should collect the CEO, the CBO and the Chief Legal Officer, send them to jail, and hold them without bail or bond until they could be tried. After Swift, Armor, Hormel, Wal-mart, Macys and a few others found themselves in that predicament, those without papers would start finding their way home. I would bar those officers in companies and corporations from holding a management position in any publicly traded company. That would have any officer with knowledge of such practices bailing and would clean up some boards of directors. How we will get our younger generation to respect that we are all Gods children and life has sanctity after birth is something that progressives will have to work on. Those who have spent time in the killing fields seem to have learned. Those who have been given much dont seem to care far too often.
Applications for this fall's bear hunt were accepted starting Friday at any DNR license agent and online at mndnr.gov/buyalicense.New this year is a requirement that hunters who are selected in the annual lottery purchase their licenses by July 29. The remaining licenses can be made available to other hunters.Applications for this year's bear hunt, which runs from Sept. 1 to Oct. 16, will be accepted through May 6. Applications also are available at the DNR License Center in St. Paul or by phone at (888) 665-4236.
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