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North Metro Chapter October Lunch


Secretary of State Office Candidates Forum on DFL Concerns
OCTOBER 8, 2013 @ 11:30 A.M.

The next meeting of the North Metro Chapter of the DFL Senior Caucus will be on October 8 @ 11:30 a.m. at the Little Venetian Inn in Little Canada. We are excited about the program for the October 8 meeting that will feature the three announced candidates for the Office of the Secretary of State- Rep. Deb Hilstrom, Rep. Steve Simon and former Rep. Jeremy Kalin. Our three guests will conduct a panel discussion on why they think it is important to keep this important office in the hands of the DFL rather than those of the GOP.

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August – September Senior Caucus News is available

August – September Senior Caucus News is available

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In this Issue

Read the articles and photos of Senior Caucus members and friends at the recent Minnesota State Fair visiting with Governor Dayton, the Pine County Fair and the annual picnic in Golden Valley.

Read the article on Obamacare and MNsure if you have questions about the health care reforms about to go into effect on January 1, 2014

Not sure on what to do with your unused prescription medications?  Read Julianne Johnston’s suggestions regarding their proper disposal.

Read the summary of 2013 legislative actions affecting and of interest to seniors in the new Capitol Corner feature.

Mark your calendar for upcoming Senior Caucus events including the annual gala on November 17.

Norm Hanson, editor

An Update to the Senior Caucus Brochure

Senior Caucus Brochure 081013The Senior Caucus brochure has been updated and is available here as a downloadable pdf.   Continue reading

How far have we come on this journey with our President?


Take time to remember…

From the Academy Award winning director of An Inconvenient Truth:The Road We’ve Traveled

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>>In defense of good government by Senator John Marty

To the Point!

In Defense of Good Government

June 28, 2011             by Senator John Marty


Why does one need to write in defense of good government? Because right wing politicians have vilified government. Under their relentless attacks, government is portrayed as evil – something Grover Norquist wants to reduce “to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub.”
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Minnesota Health Care Directive

A recent series of St. Thomas U. lectures was entitled Death and Hereafter.  It was 12 hours of good stuff and stories and a sold-out class. Still, not the sort of subject for everyone.

However, the one hour of the lecture that should be of interest to everyone, Continue reading

>>Memorial Service For D. Perry Kidder

Memorial Service For D. Perry Kidder, DFL Activist From SD 66 In Saint Paul and a member of the Senior Caucus Board of Directors.

Long time Friend [Quaker], D. Perry Kidder, died unexpectedly on Sunday, February 27th, 2011. A Memorial Meeting for Worship, under the care of Prospect Hill Friends[Quaker]Meeting, will be held in the manner of Friends at the Twin Cities Friends Meetinghouse at 3:30 PM on Saturday,March 5th, and will be followed by a reception, then potluck meal.

Twin Cities Friends Meetinghouse is located at 1725 Grand Avenue, St Paul, MN  55105.

In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to:

…Alternatives to Violence Project, 1050 Selby Ave., St. Paul, MN

…Prospect Hill Friends Meeting,  c/o Michael Russelle, Treasurer; 1480 Chelmsford St., St Paul, MN 55108

>>Governor-elect Mark Dayton Inaugural Jan. 3

News Release – December 28th, 2010

St. Paul, MN — Governor-elect Mark Dayton and Lieutenant Governor-elect Yvonne Prettner Solon today announced the schedule of activities for their Inaugural. They will be joined by Minnesota’s Constitutional Officers as they take the Oath of Office in a ceremony to be held at Noon on January 3, 2011, at Saint Paul’s Landmark Center. Continue reading

>>Keith Ellison, Most Valuable U.S. Representative in 2010

An article by John Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation, in its January 11, 2011, edition presents the Progressive Honor Roll of 2010.  He states that for Progressive the past year was not the happiest, but “in such years the truest believers and battlers stand out all the more clearly…”  He provides his picks for 13 people and categories.

For the most valuable U.S. Representative he picked Keith Ellison: Continue reading

>>A Christmas story of a different sort

Christmas with Lincoln by Ted Widmer in the NYTimes Opinionator