STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Westrom considers Peterson job
By Don Davis
State Sen. Torrey Westrom promises a decision by years end about whether he will run for the U.S. House seat that has belonged to Collin Peterson since 1991.
I am giving it serious consid... Posted on 11/21/13 at 4:28 PM
A few weeks ago, I had the honor of nominating Montevideo veteran Orice Larson for the Patriot Award. This honor was awarded to Larson for his service to our country in World War II and for his dedication to serving veterans in his community for many decades following his military service.
North Dakota and Minnesota’s congressional delegations offered mixed reactions Wednesday to President Barack Obama’s call for sweeping changes to address gun violence in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting a month ago, but all agreed it’s time for a comprehensive look at the issue.
America’s agriculture industry needs to be patient. Jennifer Duffy of The Cook Political Report said Tuesday that an overall budget-debt deal needs to happen before Congress can pass new federal farm policy.
When U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson stopped to chat with a Concordia College student Tuesday, he thought he was posing for a picture. Instead, he was surreptitiously recorded on video saying a Minnesota-based anti-abortion group that pulled its support for him this year is “extremist.”
Without a new farm bill, planned food stamp cuts won’t take effect. Plus, absent a new farm bill, federal law requires crop price supports to default to those in the 1949 farm bill – much higher than today for commodities such as milk and wheat, said Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn.
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