Ethanol Plant Impacts

        Rep. Ken Tschumper plans to announce legislation on Friday requiring environmental impact statements for new ethanol plants.         Air pollution and use of water are two concerns expressed by environmentalists.

Helping Babies

        The Healthy Legacy organization warns parents about dangerous plastic baby bottles, and some state legislators plan to propose action.         The problem is bisphenol A, which is used in food and beverage containers, the organization says.         "Leaching of bisphenol A from baby bottles, especially one purchased in Minnesota, is particularly…
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Sarvi Makes Campaign Official

Steve Sarvi, an Army and National Guard veteran, formally announced his campaign for Minnesota‘s 2nd Congressional District this morning at a St. Paul news conference. Sarvi, a Democrat and former Watertown mayor, wants to replace three-term GOP Rep. John Kline of Lakeville. The match-up would pit Sarvi, an Iraq war veteran, against Kline, a former…
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Walz In Obama Camp

Freshman U.S. Rep. Tim Walz is backing Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Walz said he will support the Illinois senator after Obama had a strong showing among caucus goers Tuesday in Walz’s southern Minnesota congressional district. "As a super delegate to the Democratic National Convention, I will honor their decision and support Sen. Obama," Walz…
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The Rural Vote

A Web newspaper that looks at rural political issues says Sen. Hillary Clinton did better than Sen. Barack Obama in rural communities on Super Tuesday, and that Sen. John McCain won the rural vote but he did even better among urbanites. The Daily Yonder,, has not crunched all the numbers but provides an early…
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