In the Know: July 31, 2015

Save the Date

  • Aug. 9 An Environmental Awareness Picnic will be held at the Environmental Learning Center, from 2 to 6 p.m. at 13,500 Dakota Ave S, in Savage. The event is free and sponsored by Senate Districts 55, 56 and Scott County DFL.
  • August 22nd- A MN Senior’ Legislative Issues Forum will be held at Wescott Library, from 2 to 4pm, at
  • 1340 Wescott Rd, in Eagan. The event is free and sponsored by The DFL CD 2 Outreach/Inclusion Committee and DFL Southwest Metro Senior Caucus. Senator Jim Carlson (D-Eagan), Rep. Sandy Masin (D-Eagan), and Rep. Deborah Hillstrom (D-Brooklyn Center), will be present to speak about 2015/16 MN legislation benefiting seniors’ income, health, transit, and housing, as well as advocacy that can be done for upcoming legislative efforts.

Amy Klobuchar

Sen. Amy Klobuchar leaning on House to embrace long-term highway funding fix, Star Tribune


No Child Left Behind rewrite heads toward conference committee, Pioneer Press

Mille Lacs Lake

Some lawmakers push back on need for Mille Lacs special session, MPR

Loss of walleye gives rise to old animosities on Lake Mille Lacs, Star Tribune

MN Laws

Texting while driving and experimental meds: New laws taking effect Aug. 1, MPR

Voting Rights Act

Minnesota marks 50th anniversary of Voting Rights ActKARE 11

As Voting Rights Act anniversary nears, 5 honored for their efforts to pass it, Pioneer Press


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