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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Pine River Watershed Alliance to host annual meeting
Police Blotter - June 15, 2019
Sheriff's office places Pickar on paid administrative leave
Cass County Community Outreach Day set June 18
'A consummate professional': Longtime journalist Lew Hudson dies
Golf results - June 13, 2019
Auto Racing: Superbikes take on BIR's historic track for Double Sprints this weekend
Avon tips Lightning 6-5
'It was a fun ride. It ended way too quick': Gabriele Grunewald's father remembers her passion
Running: Registration open for Grandpa's Run for the Walleye
Wynefred D. Johnsen
Richard (Rick) David Markstrom
Jesse Allen Woods
Lowell Allan Bohlke
Senior Menus: June 17-21, 2019
Card games: June 3-7, 2019
Maple Hill Church to hold annual brat sale
Our Savior's offers free meal, free concert
Chef's Hat: Smells of the season: It's time to fire up the grill
Ask a Trooper: Across the line
Sheriff's Corner: ATV season is here, so be sure to ride safe
The Last Windrow: Corn field mistake acknowledged 30 years later
Vogt's Notes: Stop to offer up prayers for crash victims
Letter to the editor: Pride is not self-respect
letters to the editor
Births: May 16-22, 2019
Tom & Peggy Woog
Births: May 3-15, 2019
Births: May 9, 2019
June 13, 2019
Smith introduces Affordable Medications Act to reduce drug costs
Wednesday, June 12, Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., introduced comprehensive legislation to hold large pharmaceutical companies accountable for high...
June 13, 2019 - 10:30am
May 29, 2019
Klobuchar, Smith co-reintroduce bill enforcing behavioral health insurance
Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Tina Smith, D-Minn., and colleagues in the Senate and House reintroduced the Behavioral Health Coverage Transparency...
May 29, 2019 - 9:30am
May 2, 2019
Smith blasts Federal Reserve Board nominee Moore on Senate floor
Wednesday, May 1, U.S. Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., took to the Senate floor to call on her Senate colleagues to reject Stephen Moore's nomination...
May 2, 2019 - 12:30pm
April 21, 2019
Minnesota senators support funding increase in Section 4 program
Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Tina Smith, D-Minn., joined Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., on a bipartisan letter to the leaders of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development urging them to increase funding for the Section 4 Capacity Building...
April 21, 2019 - 10:30am
April 17, 2019
Klobuchar, Smith back bill to extend internet access for poorer, rural areas
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., co-chair of the bipartisan Senate Broadband Caucus, and Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., joined Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.,...
April 17, 2019 - 4:30am
April 12, 2019
Smith co-sponsors bill increasing generics options, lower prices for insulin
U.S. Sens. Tina Smith, D-Minn., continued her push to bring down the fast-rising price of insulin by introducing a bipartisan bill with Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., focused on bringing lower-cost insulin to market. According to a news release, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...
April 12, 2019 - 9:30am
Smith, Klobuchar co-signs bills to combat surge of robocalls
This week, Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., signed on to a bill that would increase penalties against telemarketers who spam Americans with robocalls and promote call authentication and blocking technologies. Robocalls are on the rise, with one source reporting an increase of 50% in robocalls...
April 12, 2019 - 5:30am
April 4, 2019
Smith, coalition introduce bills protecting health care during government shutdowns
U.S. Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., and Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Md., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Tim Kaine. D-Va., and Mark Warner, D-Va., on Wednesday, April 3, introduced a pair of bills aimed at protecting federal healthcare benefits in the event of a government shutdown....
April 4, 2019 - 6:30pm
March 15, 2019
Smith, Klobuchar call for FCC investigation into Frontier Communications
In light of Minnesota state investigations into telecommunications provider Frontier Communications Corp. and its subsidiaries—which have received millions in federal funding—detailing poor service to consumers, U.S. Sens. Tina Smith, D-Minn., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.,...
March 15, 2019 - 5:30am
March 8, 2019
Letter to the editor: Senators reveal their true nature
On Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, our two senators revealed their true nature by not allowing a vote on Senate Bill 311, known as the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The bill does not change the current law regarding abortions in anyway but merely says that if an abortion results...
March 8, 2019 - 2:30am
February 28, 2019
Smith co-sponsors bill curtailing predatory rent-to-own contracts
U.S. Sens. Tina Smith, D-Minn., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., introduced the Residential Rent-to-Own Protection Act to protect consumers in Minnesota...
February 28, 2019 - 9:30am
February 12, 2019
Sens. Smith, Hoeven introduce bill to curb carbon emissions
Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., recently led a bipartisan effort with Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel producers by creating additional incentives for utilities to install carbon capture and storage technology. The Carbon Capture Modernization...
February 12, 2019 - 1:30pm
February 5, 2019
Smith, Collins co-sponsor bill for fed employee back pay after shutdown
Legislation to secure back pay for the federal contractor employees who went without pay during the recent government shutdown garnered bipartisan support Friday, Feb. 1, from Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, co-sponsoring a bill led by Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn. The bill—the Fair...
February 5, 2019 - 10:30am
November 6, 2018
Smith bests Housley in special U.S. Senate race in Minnesota
ST. PAUL — U.S. Sen. Tina Smith took an early lead over Republican challenger Karin Housley in early returns in Minnesota’s special U.S....
November 6, 2018 - 11:44pm
November 2, 2018
Letter to the editor: Candidates must express positions
Last week I spoke with Sen. Smith's office and her campaign about her top priorities. No surprise it involves bigger, more intrusive government, and remarkably the national debt and securing our borders are not in the top five concerns. She does want government-run healthcare, which...
November 2, 2018 - 8:30am