• Paula Mohr

    Good call, Governor and Minnesota Lawmakers

    Northstar Notes

     by Paula Mohr
     on January 31, 2014

    Last weekend, a letter signed by U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, U.S. Representatives Collin Peterson, Betty McCollum, Tim Walz, and Rick Nolan, and Governor Mark Dayton was sent to President Obama, asking for immediate help to address the critical propane shortage in Minnesota. They asked for several things, including emergency funding available through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. After sending another letter Wednesday to the U.S. Department of Health and Human…

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  • Paula Mohr

    A Return To Civility - For Adults And Youth

    Northstar Notes

     by Paula Mohr
     on March 14, 2013

    Discussions on how to address bullying issues in schools have been going on at the state Capitol for a few legislative sessions now. Gov. Tim Pawlenty vetoed an anti-bullying bill in 2009, saying that the current law on the books was adequate. Since then, at least a dozen youth in the state – one is too many—have committed suicide as a result of bullying. The most recent in the news was the tragic suicide of a young teen in southern Minnesota who took her life after…

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