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Why did you enter law enforcement, and what has kept you in the field? First and foremost I love this profession. There's an expression that law enforcement is, "A front row seat to the greatest show on earth." We are called into the best of times and deepest troubles people face. The daily challenges are important, necessary, rewarding, and, truthfully, even fun, after all these years. From the time I was drawn to police service in high school to today, the monumental changes in society are reflected in public safety challenges and crime trends.
Why did you enter law enforcement, and what has kept you in the field? I have always been interested in law enforcement, even at a young age. I entered law enforcement because I care. I feel that an officer is in a position to help people and if they can change one person's life it is well worth the sacrifice they have given towards the profession. The thing that keeps driving me is the ability to make a difference. When you respond to a call for help, an accident, or a medical and you see the faces of the people you are helping, you want to do more. That is the driving force.
The Judicial system is facing increasing cost pressures. Other than increased funding, what steps can be taken to increase efficiency in the courts and still afford individuals due process under the law? We mustn't confuse the desire for efficiency with our constitutional mandate to provide effective justice.
The judicialsystem is facing increasing cost pressures. Other than increased funding, what steps can be taken to increase efficiency in the courts and still afford individuals due process under the law? The judiciary is suffering budget constraints, just like everyone else, and we must continue to search for ways to live within those constraints. One way is to reduce unnecessary court hearings. This can be accomplished by increased use of mediation, mandatory settlement conferences and strictly enforcing the rules of civil and criminal procedure.
Why did you decide to run for this position? I am running for Congress to ensure a safe and secure future for my grandchildren. I am committed to ending the wasteful spending that mortgages their future and ensuring our federal policies encourage - rather than hinder - job creation in America. In addition to getting America's economy back on track, I will continue to ensure our armed forces have the resources they need to keep our nation safe from threats at home and abroad.
Why did you decide to run for this position? I believe that we need to have real representation in Washington that reflects our true Minnesota values. If elected I will be that person: someone who will show up, stand up ,and fight hard for all of us, not just the special interests on Wall Street. I represent common sense, Main Street values. The country is facing serious challenges -- high unemployment, rising health care costs, out-of-control spending, other economy issues, and a continuing high number of mortgage foreclosures. What should be done, in your opinion, to address them?
Deputies from the Dakota County Sheriff's office responding to a reported fire in the woods located burning rolls of copper wire. The fire was reported in the area of Cooper Avenue and Cannon River Boulevard, in a remote area commonly referred to as the "Cascades" in the City of Randolph. According to sheriff Dave Bellows, upon their arrival deputies located rolls of cooper wire with the plastic insulation burning. This is a common method used to remove the plastic insulation prior to selling the wire for scrap.
Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard's 34th Red Bull Infantry Division are returning to Fort Lewis, Wash., following their 12-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Their exact return dates to Minnesota will be released as soon as they become available. The 34th Infantry Division Soldiers will undergo medical and administrative processing at Fort Lewis before they return to Minnesota. Since May 2009, the 34th Infantry Division (34th ID) provided command and control of military forces in the southern third of Iraq.
GRANITE FALLS -- A handful of people came out to pore over maps and see how plans to invest $700 million and build a high-voltage line from Brookings, S.D., to Hampton in the southeast corner of the Twin Cities metropolitan area might affect them. The public hearing on Monday afternoon at Prairie's Edge Casino Resort near Granite Falls was an opportunity for residents living along a separate section of that corridor -- running from Marshall to Granite Falls -- to review a draft of an environmental impact statement on the CapX2020 project. Currently, H-shaped power poles hold a 115-kilovolt l