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ANDREW LANG

The Minnesota Senate and House swiftly passed the funding after pulling the proposal out of a larger spending bill. It would help finish construction on three veterans' homes and provide bonuses to those who served after Sept. 11, 2001.
Local legislators hosted a town hall meeting Saturday in Willmar and celebrated recent bipartisan bills to replenish the unemployment insurance fund and provide hero's pay to frontline workers in the pandemic. They also noted that "night and day" divisions remain on most of the other issues before the Minnesota Legislature.
Nicholas William Steffel, 28, of Olivia, pleaded guilty to six separate counts — one for each victim — of interfering with privacy. He taped them as they showered to enter his biosecure hog barns.
Rep. Dave Baker, R-Willmar, and Sen. Andrew Lang, R-Olivia, will be joined in a Willmar town hall on Saturday by Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Acton Township, and Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont.

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The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners signed a letter in support of the extension of the Glacial Lakes Trail from Sibley State Park to New London. The project has reached its last phase, but requires an influx of cash. Partners are requesting $4.75 million from the state bonding bill to finish the work, and asked commissioners for the letter of support.
A significant crowd of constituents attended a pre-session town hall with State Rep. Dave Baker and Sen. Andrew Lang in Willmar on Friday. The two lawmakers gave a brief rundown of the priorities this session before turning it over to the public for their questions and concerns.
Legislators plan to hold a town hall meeting Jan. 28 to hear constituents' concerns before the Jan. 31 reconvening of the Minnesota Legislature for its 2022 session.

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State Rep. Dave Baker and Sen. Andrew Lang, during a visit to the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners, agreed with the commissioners on the importance of getting broadband to the rural areas of the county. Both said completing changes to legislation language and grant matches were important priorities for this year’s legislative session.
The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners will meet for the first time in 2022 on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022.
Rep. Dave Baker and Sen. Andrew Lang spoke Monday to the Willmar City Council about what happened in St. Paul this past year and what could happen in 2022. This includes a bonding bill and continued work on getting opioid lawsuit settlement money to the local level.

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