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Millions of Jaws Biting and Chewing

Millions of Jaws Biting and Chewing

“Millions of jaws biting and chewing” – Laura Ingalls Wilder, On the Banks of Plum Creek In the classic pioneer tales by Laura Ingalls Wilder, she gives witness to the great invasion of Rocky Mountain Locust in southwestern Minnesota between 1873 and… Continue reading

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Finding Our “Big Stick”

Finding Our “Big Stick”

“Speak softly and carry a big stick – you will go far.” – Teddy Roosevelt, September 2, 1901 One of former President Theodore Roosevelt’s favorite folk sayings has a unique connection to Minnesota.  Roosevelt often referred to it as a West African… Continue reading

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Sense of Justice and Need for the Truth

Sense of Justice and Need for the Truth

“It is worth while to have lived and suffered, to have labored and waited, long years for such an opportunity of pleading for the Slave mothers of our land, before such an audience.” Jane Swisshelm February 26, 1860* In a… Continue reading

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All Waste Remains Where it is First Put

All Waste Remains Where it is First Put

“There is a basic law of nuclear waste often overlooked – all waste remains where it is first put.” Richard Wilson Riley Then Governor of South Carolina 1982* This little bit of southern folk wisdom just happened to find its… Continue reading

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Asking Tough Questions

Asking Tough Questions

 “Charge those lines!” General Winfield Scott Hancock Gettysburg, July 2, 1863 That was the command given 150 years ago to Colonel William Colvill of the First Minnesota Volunteers Regiment in the midst of the second day of fighting outside of… Continue reading

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Video: Rest Wants to Ban Formaldehyde in Children’s Products

Sen. Rest wants to ban formaldehyde in children’s products.Continue reading

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Video: Marty says Energy Efficiency is Important for Businesses

Se. Marty says energy efficiency is important for businesses.Continue reading

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Video: Marty Introduces His Energy Bill

Sen. Marty introduces his energy bill.Continue reading

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Video: Rosen Argues Against a BPA Ban

Sen. Rosen argues against a BPA ban.Continue reading

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Video: Sieben Wants to Keep BPA Out of Children’s Products

Sen. Sieben wants to keep BPA out of children’s products.Continue reading

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