A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Beyond Politics
In China, I remember explaining the concept of campaigning to my adult English students. They laughed as I walked from one to the next, energetically shaking their hands and smiling. "See class? That'... Posted on 10/19/12 at 9:54 AM
COMPASS POINTS Conservation groups generally support House Farm Bill version
So far, so good is the word from conservation groups in response to the U.S. House of Representatives version of the Farm Bill.
The House Agriculture Committee completed markup of its version of the ... Posted on 7/12/12 at 10:04 AM
THE ADVENTURES OF OLE AND LENA Life at the Bumpuses
I'm sure you remember thefantastic movie the Christmas Story that came out a number of years ago? The Leg Lamp? Who could forget the leg lamp!! And where Ralphie and his family lived next door toa fam... Posted on 4/4/12 at 8:40 PM
NEAR NORTH NEIGHBORHOOD HAPPENINGS Open House Thursday Evening
Real Estate Open House & Food Drive
604 N 6th Street
5-8 p.m. Thursday, December 16
Renovations are complete on the neighborhood's project house at 604 N 6th Street, and the house is for sale. St... Posted on 12/13/10 at 3:47 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings took a giant step Monday night toward a new taxpayer-subsidized football stadium when the state House approved legislation, but lawmakers upped the share the team would have to pay.
Emergency legislation to avoid an economy-rattling government default sped through the House Monday night, a scant day before the deadline for action — the dramatic vote made all the more memorable by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' first appearance in Congress since suffering a head wound in a shooting six months ago.
For the first time since 1993, the people of North Dakota have a pair of new representatives in the nation's capitol.
WDAZ's Charley Johnson spent most of a day each with Berg and Hoeven, and also had some time with Senator Kent Conrad.
A proposed two-year tuition freeze for North Dakota's public colleges has been defeated in the state House. Gov. Jack Dalrymple's budget proposal already provides money to keep tuition level for North Dakota's two-year public colleges.
Republicans now controlling the House promised Thursday to slash domestic agencies' budgets by almost 20 percent for the coming year, beginning their drive to cut spending to the level it what before President Barack Obama took office.
On the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River loom two trophies won by North Dakota's congressional muscle — a four-lane bridge honoring the nation's veterans and a gleaming college energy center with a glassy facade and a panoramic view of the water.
Representative Earl Pomeroy made his farewell remarks to the House Wednesday. Pomeroy lost the November election to Republican Rick Berg.
"I want to take this opportunity to thank the people of North Dakota for the chance to represent our great state in this great chamber for the past 9 terms," Pomeroy said.
Minnesota will keep all eight of its U.S. House seats based on the newest U.S. Census count. The 2010 Census reports Tuesday that Minnesota's population is 5.31 million, up 7.8 percent over the 4.9 million Minnesotans counted 10 years ago.
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