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After nearly three years of almost nonstop parliamentary combat that led to a downgrade of the nation's debt rating and a government shutdown, Republicans and Democrats have agreed to end the Washington Budget Wars of 2011 to 2013.
The sub-zero temperatures on Saturday, Dec. 7, did little to dampen the spirits of those who chose to spend a portion of the evening standing by the Big Chair on Pokegama Avenue in Grand Rapids with signs calling for a rise in minimum wage.
HOYT LAKES — With each passing Dec. 7, Arleigh Birk calls himself “an endangered species.” Because every year comrades who survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941, are fewer in number.
Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., has been around politics long enough not to assume that today’s political good fortune will necessarily be around next month, or even next week.
Although he has “caught some hell — from friends,” specifically from fellow Democrats, U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan remains commendably steadfast in his support of precious-metals mining on the Iron Range.
Consider an exchange at a climate-change conference he hosted two weekends ago at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
WASHINGTON — A $694 million loan to an Australian iron mining operation approved by a government agency has the 8th District representatives and the state’s two U.S. senators concerned about its possible impact on Minnesota’s iron ore industry.
Legislation aimed at reducing federal regulatory red tape to get new designs and safety features in the small aviation industry, including Duluth-based Cirrus Aviation, is headed to President Obama’s desk.
The U.S. House on Thursday passed a version of the bill already approved by the Senate.
U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan is on record again supporting the southern route option for the realignment of Minnesota Highway 169 between Tower and Ely.
Congressman Rick Nolan’s communications director, Steve Johnson, stopped by Hometown Focus last week. He wanted to talk about how to submit news and/or editorials. I told him we didn’t really publish too much political stuff in HTF. He took that news in stride, and offered to share a recipe instead. Perfect!
U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., visited Park Rapids Thursday to hear from local officials about what they need from him in Washington, D.C.
Nolan said visits like the one he made Wednesday in Park Rapids are helpful for him in creating priorities for the 8th District. He also had praise for the area.