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We are again so grateful. The Jordan Post Office letter carriers would like to thank the residents for an outstanding food drive. Many things made it a success. Jordan residents were very generous with their donations. The volunteers worked hard collecting and organizing the donations under …

I spent a career trying to figure out what was important to customers. I dealt with engineers who thought that their fully digital widget would sell itself. I dealt with sales people who said their customers were clamoring for the hyperbole-infused widget we didn’t make. And I dealt with cus…

Mayor Tanya Velishek, in a commentary in the Jordan Independent wrote, “Everyone has the right of speech as well as the right of their opinion, but when it comes to slander, non-facts, and untrue statements, it can persuade the community and others to believe a perspective that is not correc…

The Jordaness Lions held their annual Fish Fry on March 15. There was lots of great fish and tasty desserts. It was a huge success and the Jordaness Lions would like to thank the community for their wonderful support and invite you all back next year.

4:30 a.m. The raw end of a half-baked sleep. I was not yet living in Scott County so I had about an hour’s drive to the farm. The cool September sky was beginning to brighten as I arrived alone at the quiet stable and slid open the tall barn door. Sounds of hooves brushing against hay. Horse…

Air is all around us. We feel this air in everything we do, and it’s moving right now through your nose, into your lungs and back out. This air makes up the skin of our planet. Our planet’s skin is thinner comparatively than the skin of an apple. From your backyard, it may look infinite, but…

If I was considering boarding my horse at a stable, I'd want to find out everything I could about how it was being run. If there was a report that had been written about it, I'd want to know what it said. I wouldn't be content with a four-page summary written by a person hired by the stable …

It’s March, which means it’s state tournament time! It also signals that we’re deep into session, the governor has put forth his budget request, and the House is busy hearing a large number of bills, which has offered all interested the opportunity for a lively debate.

In thinking about the column by Scott Erickson in the Feb. 28 edition of the Jordan Independent, I feel I must reply. Truth and facts are real. Whenever I hear “fake news,” I often think that the word “fake” should really be replaced with “unflattering.” Try this out the next time you hear it.

Friends, it’s been another busy couple weeks at the Capitol, and we are now over a full month into the 2019 session. Time flies when we are working through blizzard and frigid conditions in St. Paul. I hope everyone has stayed safe on the roads and nice and warm inside their homes.

It’s been a busy first few weeks here at the Capitol. Committees have begun to meet, set the rules we will be governed under, and the first bills are making their way to committee. Below is a quick recap of the biggest issues of the first few weeks.

I spent my four years on the City Council alongside my colleagues dedicated to promoting and marketing Jordan as a wonderful community to raise a family. We were able to do that despite our political differences. Jordan is a welcoming community, with great schools and a small-town quality of…

On Jan. 15, Jordan High School students displayed a Trump sign at a basketball game against a rival team consisting mostly of minority students. This is not the first time I have seen school students using public support for President Donald Trump at a non-political platform. In 2016, soon a…

I’m getting tired of apologizing. For being white. For being male. For being heterosexual. For being Catholic. For standing during the National Anthem. For being a Packers fan. And lately, for being from Jordan.

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