It’s Time to Stand Up for Steel

IT’S TIME TO STAND UP FOR STEEL by Kevin Fahey Today, the US Steel and Iron Ore Industry, pushed by depressed steel prices due to failed governmental trade policies, is on the brink of collapse.  Nineteen US steel companies and one Canadian company have filed for...

Gutknecht’s New Chief of Staff

Al Shofe is a name familiar to many who work with issues associated with the Tobacco Industry. Shofe is the former Minnesota lead for the Tobacco Institute.  He now is the Chief of Staff for Congressman Gil Gutknecht (R-MN01)…. This content is for Monthly...

Wenzel Up for USDA Position

Rep Steve Wenzel (DFL–12B, Little Falls) is on the shortlist for the USDA Minnesota, Rural Economic Development Director.  Congressman Gil Gutknecht (R-MN01), who served in the state legislature with Wenzel, recommended him for the position. Wenzel first elected in...

The Confusion Surrounding DFL Precinct Caucuses

The DFL Party Chair Mike Erlandson is up in arms at the decision by Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer (R) to forego recognition of the new DFL precinct caucus process. In the recently published state brochure about the precincts caucuses, Kiffmeyer failed to provide...

If I Get to Draw the Map

An interesting piece of paper made its way to C&B. It is a map of the state of Minnesota with eight areas drawn that somewhat resemble Congressional Districts. If this is the case the map stretches the 8th Congressional District from the Arrowhead to the North...