Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Gov. Mark Dayton, in his first appearance since having back surgery late last year, will outline his proposed budget for the next two years.
Laying out financial plans for the next two years, and with a Democratic controlled Legislature out in front of him, Gov. Mark Dayton will address both the public and public servants at the Minnesota State Capitol this morning. You can watch streaming video, live, courtesy of the UpTake right here as Dayton will lay out a series of tax hikes, line-item increases and an expected payment shift for Minnesota schools in his address. It's the first public appearance for Dayton since he had back surgery in Rochester, MN last month. Media outlets such as Minnesota Public Radio are saying the budget could have a big impact on Dayton's political future. The first-term governor has not hinted whether or not he will run again for the state's top seat…
Saturday, June 2, 2012
The president visited Minnesota on Friday to speak at the Honeywell plant about jobs, the economy and veterans.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Sam Richards and Nick Espinosa hit Mitt Romney with two glitter bombs during Romney's rally in Eagan on Wednesday.
It was all over in the span of 30 seconds. Sam Richards, 20, was one of at least two protesters at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's rally in Eagan on Wednesday. He watched as fellow protester Nick Espinosa dumped glitter on Romney at the beginning of the speech and was hauled out by security. And then it was his turn. "My nerves went away, I did it, and then I was being dragged out," said Richards, who identified himself as an Occupy Minnesota protester. "It was all said and done in 30 seconds." Richards was the second of two protesters to hit Romney with a "glitter bomb"—a symbolic gesture employed by LGBT activists, who throw a handful of glitter thrown at a politician or public figure. Similar tactics have been used …
Friday, September 9, 2011
Fridley's rep in Congress weighed in before and after the president's speech.
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Fridley's representative in Congress, made his views on President Obama's speech to Congress Thursday— before and after the speech. First Ellison co-wrote a column that appeared at Politico calling for "A Big, Bold Jobs Plan." An excerpt: It’s an article of faith among most economists that a recession calls not for belt-tightening but for an increase in federal investment to stimulate consumer demand and give the economy the jolt it needs. It was not all talk from Ellison. He also introduced a bill he called the “Emergency Jobs Now Act” (see PDF summary and full text). After the president's speech, Ellison took to cable TV to press his case. He told host Keith Olbermann that Obama should not have included …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Students from the Fridley school excelled in musical performance, preaching and knowing the Bible.
The Bible quiz team at Woodcrest Baptist Academy took second place at the Mid-America Association of Christian Schools Academic and Fine Arts Competition held March 16–18 in Kansas City, MO. It's the best showing ever for the Fridley school in Bible quiz competition, according to principal Loren Isaacs. (See Fridley Patch's February article about Bible quiz competition at Woodcrest.) Woodcrest Baptist students also did well in other areas of the regional competition, which includes Bible, music, speech, visual arts, and academics: