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 …
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 …
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.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
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To the editor: Voters in the Second Congressional District should demand to know why Rep. John Kline (a career soldier) has failed to author and support a NO-COST, “Creative Freedom Act” in Washington to boost jobs for our returning soldiers (who face up to 29% unemployment in some areas). Current rules allow the despicable practice of employers requiring our returning soldiers to SURRENDER their civil rights to creative freedom before they will be given a job! Our soldiers are not losing their precious civil rights to some foreign power but to our own less-than-patriotic American employers! Largely unknown by the public is the widespread practice of large employers destroying countless new business and job opportunities by requiring …
Monday, July 9, 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 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 challenge Kline. Kline…
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Patch recaps the happenings of the past week.
COMMUNITY • Carleton College Students: "We Are Trayvon Martin" • PHOTOS: 2012 VFW Easter Egg Hunt at St. Olaf College • Last Chance: Some State Park Reservations Due by April 10 • Ole and Lena Joke Night Returns • How To Perfectly Cook Hard Boiled Eggs for Easter • South Metro Community Building with ADHD, Autism Support Group • The Most Recent Northfield Births—April 1, 2012 • Great Northfield Book Raid Collection Starts Monday • Northfield Goes Retro on Google Maps SCHOOLS • PHOTOS/VIDEO: Evening of the Arts at Greenvale Park Elementary • PHOTOS: Northfield Students, Robots Participate in Regional Competition • Kevin Dahle Eliminated from Minnesota Teacher of the Year Finals BUSINESS • What Should Go Here?: Beef 'O' Brady's • UPDATED: …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Patrick Ganey is in his second year on the Northfield City Council.
Patrick Ganey, the second-year Northfield city councilor who last week dropped out of the Minnesota Senate District 20B House race, on Saturday declared his intent to seek the DFL's endorsement for Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District. Our friends at The UpTake caught up with Ganey and asked him a few questions about his decision. Congressman John Kline (R-Lakeville) has represented the 2nd District since 2003. Read more on Ganey's decision to run for Congress. Be sure to follow Northfield Patch on Twitter, "Like" us on Facebook, and sign up for our newsletters, which send you updates about stories, breaking news, announcements, events and blogs on our site.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
U.S. Congressman John Kline, (R-Second District) of Lakeville, was one of just 12 members of congress with perfect attendance.
There are 435 members of the United States Congress, and of those, only 12 had perfect attendance. U.S. Congressman John Kline, (R-Second District) of Lakeville, was one of them. According to congressional voting records, Kline, who represents the Northfield area, was on hand to vote 948 times in 2011—every opportunity available. It was the fourth time Kline posted a perfect voting attendance record, according to a press release issued by Kline's office, also doing so in 2004, 2005 and 2006. The release also said: "In addition to making every recorded vote, Kline returned home regularly to meet with local officials and constituents, hear their concerns, and work on their behalf in Washington." Kline is in his fifth term and serves as …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
To the Editor: I, along with over one thousand Minnesota residents, signed a petition in July 2011 addressed to Congressman and House Education and Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), asking him to renew his commitment to TRiO programs in Minnesota. We signed because we are concerned for the future of thousands of low-income students in Minnesota and across the nation. We signed because we were worried that Congressman Kline, like many others in Congress, was forgetting about the critical importance of TRiO to low-income students across the country. As supporters of the Federal TRiO Programs, which provide academic, financial, and social services to low-income students—from grade school to graduate school, from unemployed …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The 2nd Congressional District Republican spoke on a variety of topics at the South of the River Chambers of Commerce breakfast on Wednesday.
U.S. Rep. John Kline (R-MN 2nd District) was in Lakeville on Wednesday morning to address a group of business owners, elected officials and community members as part of a joint South of the River Chambers of Commerce breakfast. Kline gave his take on a number of hot-button topics during an approximate hour-long presentation. “In these challenging times, it is extremely critical to have members of Congress fight for American business and their employees,” said Darlene Miller, President and CEO of PERMAC Industries in Burnsville, in introducing Kline to the audience of about 150 at Brackett's Crossing Country Club. “This year there are many battles. And Congressman Kline continues his support of key business issues.” The fifth-term …