Looking back at my U. S. Senate campaign, the passage of a bit of time has allowed for reflection and many kind contacts from supporters. There is never a guarantee of winning when one sets out on a difficult quest, whether it is leaving the Old Country for the New World, starting a new business or running for public office.
Don Huizenga, a 23-year resident of Anoka, has announced his candidacy to fill the Minnesota House of Representatives seat being vacated by Rep. Jim Abeler.
Rep. Jerry Newton, DFL-Coon Rapids, has been selected by Minnesota House Speaker Paul Thissen to chair the Select Committee on Veterans Housing.
A state senator from Andover and state representative from Anoka have introduced companion bills in the Minnesota Legislature to require health clubs to take specific notification steps if a crime involving children happens at their facilities.
Some Minnesota legislators want to push ahead with bills, and a favorite topic is welfare.