Lake Zumbro Dredging

i supported an additional $125,000 for dredging of Lake Zumbro with the caveat that Wabasha County and Rochester Public Utilities will also increase their contributions in a proportionate amount and the property owners around the…


Affordable Housing

The Olmsted County Housing and Redevelopment Authority has been providing affordable housing for many people and continues to work with other agencies to bring more affordable housing to the county.  In 2018 the following occurred: Community…




DMC Must Not Ignore Neighborhoods and the Region

On Tuesday, August 7, county commissioners met with representatives from SRF consulting Group Inc. (SRF is doing the 20-year DMC transportation plan).  The commissioners expressed their concern that the transportation plan’s focus is only on the…




Olmsted County Victim Services

The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Department has a strong working relationship with Victim Services.  Both the Sheriff’s Office and the Rochester Police Department give priority to sexual assaults.   I support the county’s efforts to provide assistance to victims…


Salmonella Outbreaks

Graham Briggs, the Director of Olmsted County Public Health, recently was interviewed on KTTC TV regarding recent National outbreaks of Salmonella. You can view the interview with this link:  http://www.kttc.com/story/38770701/2018/07/30/10-active-salmonella-investigations-in-us-but-why-so-many The Olmsted County Health Department is responsible…


Staying in Touch With My Neighborhoods

Every summer I have walked through my neighborhoods and talked with people. This summer is no exception. I have visited with many people. When people are not available, I have left my contact information and website address.  If you…



Lake Zumbro Dredging

The bidding for dredging Lake Zumbro will be open on July 31. After about 6 years of planning, procuring permits, working with lake homeowners and townships Olmsted County will open the bidding on July 31. The…