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Looking Forward to the Challenges of 2017

Dec 31, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

December 28, 2016 The turn of the calendar to 2017 brings us hope for better prospects in our public affairs. I am particularly inspired this season for the many who wrote with solutions to problems facing our state. The many letters from readers gives me optimism for a coming bloom of civic mindedness. Certainly your notes and ...

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Looking Back on 2016

Dec 21, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

December 21, 2016 We settled into a deep freeze this past weekend. After a long glorious autumn, the third week of December brought frigid temperatures not usually felt until mid-January. So I took time out from normal senator and farmer duties to reflect on 2016. This past year was one of upset and strife in the political world. ...

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Christmas Eve Music and Fun from Our Valley to Your Radio

Dec 14, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

December 14, 2016 Looking for a homegrown Holiday treat for Christmas Eve? Look no further than your radio for a special holiday performance from Wisconsin’s beautiful west coast. Big River Radio Wave’s Christmas Show airs on Wisconsin Public Radio across Wisconsin on Christmas Eve. The show comes straight from our valley to your radio. The show originates at ...

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New Transportation Ideas Needed to Handle More Intense Storms

Dec 10, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

December 7, 2016 Winter came to Buffalo County. The weather turned to snow and then to ice. In our hilly part of the world, rural people are used to finding new ways out of the valleys during bad weather. However, for residents living in Schoepps Valley (pronounced “Sheps”) the usual way out is not an option. The story ...

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The Best Idea for a Bill Comes from You!

Nov 28, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

November 28, 2016 “Where do you get ideas for bills?” a woman at a café recently asked me. “The best ideas for bills come from people like you,” I told her. December begins a brief time of calm in the Capitol. But behind the scenes, lawmakers are working on new legislation. In the next few weeks I will ...

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