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TINA SMITH

Minnesota Republican voted against infrastructure bill, but wants credit for Moorhead underpass project
The new electric buses will replace six aging buses which travel an estimated 173,300 miles annually, consuming over 30,000 gallons of fuel.
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.
The federal funding will be used to train more than 900 workers through the Ignite Initiative Regional Workforce Training System.

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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.
One year after the insurrection, those from North Dakota and Minnesota who represent us in the nation's capital are reflecting on what was learned and what needs to happen next.
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 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.
Schermerhorn writes, "The recently passed infrastructure bill will provide much needed federal funding to state and local governments to repair our aging infrastructures. Minnesota is set to receive $680 million to improve water infrastructure over five years, $302 million allocated for bridges alone, and $100 million to ensure no student has to do their homework in a parking lot."
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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