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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
Letter writer: "Mr. Morgan, as he is known to his students, is a well respected science teacher and coach at Burnsville High School."
To the editor, Will Morgan will work hard to forge compromise and common ground in the Minnesota Legislature as State Representative in District 56B. He prefers to work quietly behind the scenes and forge consensus, rather than acting as a "flame thrower." Mr. Morgan, as he is known to his students, is a well respected science teacher and coach at Burnsville High School. He is supported by many former students and fellow faculty. As a scientist, Will looks at numbers, facts and data to help make decisions. We need more of this at the State Legislature. Working on school district negotiating committees, Will helped craft the Independent School District 191's performance pay system called "Pro-Pay." This plan was called a "Model" by the …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney duked it out in Denver, CO.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney duked it out tonight in their first presidential debate in Denver, Colorado. Patch live-blogged the debate, which featured the candidates touching on domestic issues like health care, PBS funding, and America's energy sources. You can watch the entire debate on YouTube Politics. Some of the points that resonated with our live-blog panelists were split on who came out on top: Here's a sampling of responses on Twitter:
Monday, October 1, 2012
Letter writer: "Do not let Will Morgan fool you; he wants to raise our taxes."
To the editor, Do not let Will Morgan fool you; he wants to raise our taxes. Before he left office, he left no stone unturned searching for things to tax. He voted to take away the mortgage interest deduction, Morgan even voted for not allowing us to deduct our property taxes from our income taxes. He voted to increase taxes on each and every home purchased in Dakota County—right in the middle of the housing crisis. But he didn't stop there. He also voted to tax music downloads and home heating fuel purchased during the winter months. I cannot afford to have Will Morgan back in the legislature—his record speaks for itself. Lisa Schneegans, Lakeville
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Letter writer: Will Morgan is a teacher at Burnsville High School and has an outstanding record protecting our schools at the state legislature.
To the editor: Education is crucial to a healthy economy. As such, it's crucial we have some one with first-hand experience representing our kids at the Capitol. Will Morgan's experience comes two fold: not only has he taught Physics for the past 20 years at Burnsville High School, but he also has an outstanding record protecting our schools at the state legislature. Who better to advocate the interests of our children's education than Will? As a teacher he sees first hand the effects of education cuts, like the more than $2 billion borrowed from schools by the current legislature. And after teaching for 20 years he's survived the ridiculous unfunded big government mandates (like the Profiles of Learning and No Child Left Behind) that do …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Anderson is the incumbent candidate for the Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court seat 1 in the 2012 election.
Name : Barry Anderson Also known as : Barry Age : 57 Place of residence : Apple Valley, MN Attended college : Yes College : Gustavus Adolphus College Degree : B.A. double major in History and Political Science Year of graduation : 1976 University : University of Minnesota Law School Area of research : Law Year of graduation : 1979 Job titles held : Partner Employers : Arnold, Anderson & Dove, PLLP Party affiliation : Other Party affiliation : Non-Partisan Running for a: State office Running for position: Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court Chamber/district: State wide Incumbent: Yes First elected: 07 November 2006 Previous elective offices : Minnesota Court of Appeals Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA Website : www.…
Monday, August 13, 2012
Everything you need to know: Where to vote, how to register and biographical information about the candidates—all 27 of them.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us The purpose of the primary is to narrow the field for the general election in November. For non-partisan races like the bid for mayor or city council, that means those who take the top two percentages will face off again in November, while the rest will be eliminated from the field. For partisan races—state and federal contests—only one candidate from each party will go on to November. School board is not included in the primary. In fact, filing for the school board races is still open, though the deadline is close at hand—5 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 14. Burnsville Mayor Burnsville City Council County Commission District 5 State House District 51A, DFL…
Friday, July 27, 2012
From Saturday to Monday, Minnesotans United will bring in 1,000s of volunteers to participate in marathon phone banks and trainings.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Sunday, July 29, will mark 100 days until Minnesotans have an opportunity to vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between one man and one woman in the state constitution (reflecting existing state statute). [Related: POLL: Do You Approve Of The Marriage Amendment's Ballot Title?] According to a statement issued this morning, Minnesotans United for All Families is planning to embark on a "massive statewide effort to reach out to 100,000 voters over a three-day period" to garner support to defeat the amendment. [Related: Momentum Grows to Defeat Amendment Limiting Freedom to Marry] The statement says that from Saturday to …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
The Rosemount High School teacher and former state representative for part of Apple Valley is the GOP nominee to run against U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
Former state respresentative and Rosemount resident Kurt Bills has won the Republican endorsement to run for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Bills won on the second ballot, competing against former state Rep. Dan "Doc" Severson and war veteran Pete Hegseth. While serving in the Minnesota Legislature, Bills has continued to teach economics at Rosemount High School. His teaching duties over the past 15 years have included advanced courses in micro and macroeconomics and American government and politics. Bills and his wife, Cindy, have been married for 17 years and are parents of four children ranging in age from 5 to 14. The couple also owns and operates a home daycare. In a news release, Bills said, "America …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
As the votes came in, Patch reporters in more than two dozen locations recorded the action.