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Senator Ingebrigtsen, Representative Nornes and Representative Franson to hold Town Hall Meetings

(ST. PAUL, MN) – State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen (R-Alexandria) Representatives Bud Nornes (R-Fergus Falls) and Mary Franson (R-Alexandria) will be hosting several town hall meetings to listen to concerns and ideas from constituents. Everyone is invited to attend.

The schedule for the town hall meetings is as follows:

Fergus Falls Town Halls Town Hall
Tuesday, March 31, 8:15-9:15 AM
Viking Cafe- 203 W Lincoln Ave, Fergus Falls MN 56537

Pelican Rapids Town Hall
Tuesday, March 31, 10:00-11:00 AM
Pelican Rapids Library-25 W Mill Ave, Pelican Rapids MN 56572

Battle Lake Town Hall
Tuesday, March 31, 12:15-1:00 PM
Shoreline Restaurant-505 Lake Avenue North, Battle Lake MN 56515

Henning Town Hall
Tuesday, March 31, 1:45 PM–2:45 PM
Henning City Hall- 612 Front Street, Henning 56551

Alexandria Town Hall
Tuesday, March 31, 3:45 PM–5:00 PM
Travelers Inn 511 Broadway St, Alexandria MN 56308

Constituents wishing to find out more information or contact Senator Ingebrigtsen can do so by calling (651) 297-8063, by emailing him at , or by sending mail to his Senate office at 143 State Office Building Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN, 55155.


Dinesh D’Souza’s America

Dinesh D’Souza’s America is coming to Alexandria, this Friday to Cinema 9. Here are the times:

1:10, 3:30, 7:10, & 9:30 (Fri, Sat, Sun, Wed) and 7:10 & 9:30 (Mon, Tues, Thur).

The Douglas County Republicans encourage you to organize and see this movie with other conservatives…make a night of it. Thanks to Jim Nelson, who worked with John Perino to get this movie here this quickly!


Please join Mike McFadden, our endorsed candidate for the U.S. Senate, as he takes Minnesota on the road to growth and prosperity! Mike’s 87 County Tour is coming to Alexandria this Saturday, July 19th. Mike will be in Alexandria at The Traveler’s Inn around 8:30am. The address is 511 Broadway Street, Alexandria, MN. Torrey Westrom, our endorsed candidate for U.S. Congress, Minnesota 7th District, will also be there.

Torrey needs our support to defeat Collin Peterson, and Mike needs our support in order to win back the US Senate seat from Al Franken. Please join me in showing support for Mike and Torrey by attending this event, and reach out to any friends and colleagues who would be interested in this opportunity to meet Mike and say ‘hi’ to Torrey. I hope to see all of you there!

More Townhalls!

Dear Neighbor,

Sen. Torrey Westrom and I [Paul Anderson] have scheduled three town hall meetings June 12 in order to receive input from local citizens. This follows one we recently conducted in Alexandria. Sen. Westrom and I will provide our thoughts on the now-concluded 2014 session, but the main thing is we’d like to hear what is on people’s minds. Here is the schedule and I hope you can attend:

June 12 town hall schedule:

Glenwood: 1 p.m., Pizza Ranch, 14 Minnesota Ave. E.

Sauk Centre: 2:45 p.m., Lynx National Golf Course clubhouse, 40204 Primrose Lane

Melrose: 4 p.m., Arvig, 224 Main St. E.

Although it’s raining again this afternoon as I write this email, the precipitation is not as heavy as that received last week. Unofficial totals ranging up to nine inches or more were reported in some of the hardest-hit parts of western Stearns County. Todd County, just to the north, also had heavy rain, and State Highway 28 in the Ward Springs area was washed out. According to officials from MnDOT, about 160 feet of the roadway had to be replaced before the road could be re-opened again. A county road in Stearns County was also washed out as a result of the weekend deluge, according to Stearns County Highway Engineer Jody Teich. That was County Road 187, located southwest of Sauk Centre, where about 50 feet of roadway washed away. County work crews were busy repairing the road, and it was opened to traffic again on Tuesday. Officials will let the new portion of the roadway “settle” a bit before applying a finishing coat of blacktop.

I visited with a resident who lives along Highway 4, just south of I-94 between Sauk Centre and Melrose, and the approach off the highway to his driveway was washed out. I also visited with a board member of the Sauk River Watershed, who reported that a ditch clean-out project currently in progress, was damaged by the weekend rain. The new ditch banks hadn’t been stabilized yet, and trees and other debris that had been cleaned out of the ditch were carried downstream and contributed to culverts being plugged.

I also was in contact with Stearns County Emergency Management who reported that, for the most part, the cities and townships most affected by the heavy rains, were doing a good job of getting things back to normal.


Paul Anderson

Rep. Mary Franson (08B) – Legislative Update

Dear neighbor,

I’ll be holding constituent coffee meetings this Saturday [January 18th] morning from 10:30 to noon at Caribou Coffee (307 N Nokomis St., Alexandria) to listen to your questions, comments, and concerns regarding legislative issues that may arise during the 2014 legislative session. The session begins on February 25. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!