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Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith, as well as Reps. Angie Craig and Dean Phillips, all Democrats, reported transactions involving companies influenced by committees they sit on. Republican North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven also reported potential conflicts.
State and federal lawmakers, as well as the state's agriculture commissioner and director of the state Board of Animal Health, came to Kandiyohi County on Tuesday to speak to area poultry producers and industry officials about how the avian flu has impacted them. Discussion was also had on how the state has been responding to the latest outbreak.
Medicare Advantage has made a big difference for the senior population here in Minnesota by providing them with high-quality and affordable care.
Charles P. Nord, James A. Rogers Jr. and Kort M. Plantenberg were killed on Dec. 5, 2019, after the Blackhawk helicopter they were riding in experienced engine failure. The legislation aims to rename the post offices in Perham, Winstad and Avon, respectively, where the guardsmen were from.
The funds will go toward the construction of an air rescue and firefighting building at the airport. Officials hope to build out a fuller Emergency Operations Center there.
A bipartisan group of senators brought the legislation to raise awareness about preventive care after Americans postponed check-ups due to COVID-19.

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Proponents of Twin Metals descended on the nation's capitol this week in an effort to prevent a two-year delay from becoming permanent protection of thousands of acres outside the Boundary Waters.
Fellow Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who, like Smith, lives in Minneapolis, opposes the ballot question along with DFL Gov. Tim Walz. But Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, two Democrats who both live in the city, are openly backing the measure.
The policy change is set to take effect early next month, allowing Canadian and Mexican nationals who are fully vaccinated to travel by land into the United States for nonessential purposes.

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