Update from Linda M. Brown, Mendota Community: (03/11/99)
From Linda M. Brown: Dear Friends, we had a great day at the capitol today, we spent about an hour with Senator Gary Laidig he is from Stillwater MN and has had dealings with MNDOT before, he was outraged about the destruction that this road would cause to this beautiful area. He has agreed to work with us and be our champion, he went with us to the Senate Transportation committee [which he is amember of] and pulled 4 Senators out of the meeting and asked them to meet with us, He also talked to Rep. Tom Workman about having a hearing for us and he agreed to do that. We are still working on Rep. Rhodes and would prefer to have the hearing heard in the Govt Ops. committee, but we will take whatever we can get at this point. We will now have to refocus on the Represenatatives that sit on the House Transportation committee. Here are their names and other info please get in touch with these people, especially if you are a constituent.
Chair Tom Workman [R] phone 651-296-5066 Chanhassen, zip 55317 email@example.com Vice Chair James Clark [R] phone 651-296-9303 Springfield, zip 56087 firstname.lastname@example.org Alice Hausman phone 651-296-3824 St. Paul, zip 55108 email@example.com Mark Buesgens [R] phone 651-296-1072 Jordan, zip 55352 firstname.lastname@example.org Len Biernat, [DFL] Phone 651-296-4219 Minneapolis, zip 55418 email@example.com Gergory Davids, [R] phone 612-296-9278 Preston, zip 55965, , firstname.lastname@example.org Barb Haake, [R] phone 651-296-0141 Mounds View, zip 55112-4309 email@example.com Alice Johnson, [DFL] phone 651-296-5510 Spring Lake Park, zip 55432 firstname.lastname@example.org Al Juhnke, [DFL] phone 651-296-6206 Willmar, zip 56201 email@example.com Henry Kalis phone 651-296-4240 Walters, zip 56097 firstname.lastname@example.org , Margeret Anderson Kelliher, [DFL] phone 651-296-0171 Minneapolis, zip 55405 email@example.com William Kuisle, [R] phone 651-296-4378 Rochester, zip 55902 firstname.lastname@example.org Dan Larson, [DFL] phone 651-296-7158 Bloomington, zip 55425 email@example.com Bernie Lieder, [DFL] phone 651-296-5091 Crookston, zip 56716 firstname.lastname@example.org Sharon Marko, [DFL] phone 651-296-3135 Cottage Grove, zip 55016 email@example.com Carol Molnau, [R] phone 651-296-8872 Chaska, zip 55318 firstname.lastname@example.org Joe Opatz phone 651-296-6612 St. Cloud, zip 56304 email@example.com Michelle Rifenberg [R] phone 651-296-1069 La Crescent, zip 55947 firstname.lastname@example.org Howard Swenson phone 651-296-8634 Nicollet, zip 56074 email@example.com Henry Todd Van Dellen [R] phone 651-296-5511 Plymouth, zip 55446 firstname.lastname@example.org Ray Vandeveer [R] phone 651-296-4124 Forest Lake, zip 55025 email@example.com Torrey Westrom [R] phone 651-296-4929 Elbow Lake, zip 56531, , firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact all these people asap. Also please thank Senator Laidig, and Len Biernat from the house Transportation committee is already with us. O.K. everyone go to work. I won't be at the capitol tomorrow, I need to stay at home and organize for a hearing if we get one. Leo and others will be there and we still have appts. set up for next week. I'll keep you informed. Love Linda
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