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Capitol Newsletter from Rep. John Poston

Monday, April 16, 2018

Dear Neighbors,

It was a busy first week back at the capitol following the Easter and Passover break. With a number of issues left unresolved, it is sure to be a busy final month and a half.

On Thursday, I had a bill heard before the Transportation Finance Committee that would rename a portion of Highway 210 in Cass County as the “State Trooper Ray Krueger Memorial Highway.” Mr. Krueger was a state trooper who tragically was killed in the line of duty in November 1959.

It truly is an honor to carry this bill and I am hopeful that this stretch of road on Highway 210 will become renamed in Trooper Krueger’s honor sometime in the near future.

Also taking place this week was discussion regarding a proposed Administrative Penalty Order from the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) that would have fined farmers up to $500 per linear foot if they were out of compliance with the state’s riparian buffer laws.

After public outcry from farmers, farm groups, and lawmakers in St. Paul, BWSR announced on Thursday that they would be rescinding the proposed fines.

To all of you that took the time to reach out and share your displeasure with this proposed fine, thank you! Your voices were heard loud and clear.

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