Sunday, April 7, 2013
Also in this week’s review: A new leader for the City of Burnsville staff, Little Caesar’s gets its sign wavers back.
Take a trip around Dakota County and the south metro with this week's rundown of top news. For the original story, simply click on the link in the headline. Lakeville Lakeville Mayor Little Talks Job Growth in State of City Little closed by referencing his vision of Lakeville in the context of a town square; “where everyone has a part to play, and job to do, to build a better city, and forge a brighter future.” Study Gives Lakeville Schools So-So Grades for Student Performance, Achievement Gap A study by the Minnesota Campaign for Achievement Now graded all Lakeville schools in the categories of student performance, subgroup performance, performance gains and achievement gap. Northfield 'No Teeth to It': Hotel's $19,500 Tax Delinquency …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Instead of focusing on the ingenuity and greatness of the American people, the president repeated the same broken promises that have kept unemployment hovering around 8 percent and hampered economic growth.
Editor's note: the following is a press release from Rep. John Kline, R-Lakeville. Last week, the president visited my home state of Minnesota and said, "We don’t have to agree on everything to agree it’s time to do something." Tonight, the president was faced with a unique opportunity to double down on that premise by rallying Americans from a variety of political persuasions and helping Congress chart a new course of working together to solve the most serious challenges our country faces. Instead, the president outlined a case for more big government. Instead of focusing on the ingenuity and greatness of the American people, the president repeated the same broken promises that have kept unemployment hovering around 8 percent and hampered…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Lakeville's School Board Chair joined 700 other board members from across the nation to meet with Congress to discuss education funding.
Roz Peterson, Lakeville's School Board Chair, joined 700 other school board leaders from around the nation to meet with Congress in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to advocate for education programs that could be cut by the federal government by way of sequestration. The school board leaders urged Congress to forge a bipartisan solution that puts education first. The meeting was part of the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) 40th annual Federal Relations Network Conference, being held Jan. 27-29, 2013. With the sequestration looming, more than 700 school boards have passed resolutions advocating Congress to stop the across-the-board cuts that would dismantle key education programs in their school districts. These federal cuts to K-12…
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Rep. John Kline (R-Burnsville) was the only Minnesota Republican to vote yes on the House bill.
After the United States House of Representatives on Tuesday night passed a bill to avoid widespread tax increases and deep spending cuts for Americans (the Senate passed a bill in the early hours of Tuesday), Rep. John Kline (R-Burnsville), who was the only Minnesota Republican to vote yes on the bill, released the following statement: "For too long, I have called on the administration to work with Congress toward creating an environment that helps families by preserving tax relief and providing economic certainty so private-sector employers can create jobs. While I am pleased tax relief for the middle class and small businesses is made permanent by this bipartisan legislation, the sobering reality is our nation remains in a debt crisis …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The second district's Congressman John Kline has been a consistent supporter of gun rights.
Congressman John Kline has issued a statement of sympathy for the families of a Connecticut town struggling to cope with a school shooting on Friday that left 26 people dead, including 20 children—but so far, the incident has not prompted Kline to reconsider his position on the issue of gun control. “As new details continue to emerge about the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, one thing remains certain: a community–and a nation–have been forever changed by an unthinkable act. My thoughts and prayers remain with the students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary, as well as their friends and family, in this time of grief,” Kline said in a brief statement released Monday. (Read what Lakeville school Superintendent Dr. Lisa Snyder said about …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Incumbent Republican John Kline defeated Democrat Mike Obermueller by more than 8 points to keep his seat in congress.
Rep. John Kline (R-Lakeville) is going back to Washington, D.C. Kline defeated Democratic challenger Mike Obermueller by more than 8 points on Nov. 6. With each of the 291 precincts reporting, Kline received 193,587 votes, or 54.01 percent of the total votes cast. Obermueller received 164,335, or 45.85 percent. Patch will have more on this race in the coming days.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Former state legislator Mike Obermueller's campaign raised more than $250,000 in May and June.
Former state legislator Mike Obermueller raised $252,976 in two months for his campaign to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. John Kline, of Lakeville, this year, campaign officials announced Monday. Obermueller said the support reflects a “deep frustration with the way Washington does business.” “Voters want representation that will strengthen the middle class,” Obermueller said. “I’m proud to have the support of so many people who want to end the gridlock in Washington.” Obermueller’s campaign has been placed on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s “Red to Blue” list, races that the DCCC believe are the top competitive challenger races in the country. He launched his campaign after the state DFL endorsed him in April to …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Minnesota's Second Congressional District race is among the 36 "most competitive" this year, according to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Mike Obermueller's already high-profile campaign against Congressman John Kline, (R-Second District), of Lakeville, got another bump Monday, courtesy of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Earlier in May, the DCCC added Obermueller to its Red to Blue Emerging Races program, but the committee announced this week that Obermueller has now earned a spot on the top tier of the committee's Red to Blue list. The promotion puts Obermueller among a group of 36 Congressional races nationwide that are considered to be the "most competitive." Obermueller is currently the only Minnesota candidate to have earned designation, according to a press release issued by his campaign on Monday. The DCCC's Red to Blue program pledges increased …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
At noon today, Minnesota Public Radio is hosting an online candidate forum for the Second District DFL candidates. Feel free to participate by asking the candidates questions.
Second District Democrats will endorse a candidate to take on five-term incumbent U.S. Congressman John Kline, (R-Second District) of Lakeville, on Saturday, but before then, the three candidates are looking to engage with voters via forums before the convention. Such as an on-line forum hosted by Minnesota Public Radio at noon today. Northfield City Councilor Patrick Ganey, Dakota County Commissioner Kathleen Gaylord and former state representative Mike Obermueller will each participate in the MPR forum where they'll field questions and talk about their visions for the Second District, which became a little more competitive after February's redistricting that brought in DFL-leaning portions of northern Dakota County into the district. The…
Saturday, April 7, 2012
As employers strive to grow their businesses and invest in our economy, and American families work to make ends meet, they shouldn’t have to contend with rising gas prices.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Editor's note: the following is a column from U.S. Congressman John Kline, (R-Second District) of Lakeville. Another month of positive job gains is welcome news for the nation’s workers, but the reason unemployment has remained above 8 percent for more than three years is because Washington won’t get out of the way of small businesses and private sector job creators – which are the true engines of our economy. As employers strive to grow their businesses and invest in our economy, and American families work to make ends meet, they shouldn’t have to contend with rising gas prices. The pain of these prices affect more than our ability to fill our gas tanks. High gas prices drive up the cost of everything from food to clothing, and stall an …