Bob Barrett

To the editor With criticisms of “not understanding the process”, it’s obvious last week’s letter (“Barrett is closing the gate…”) was written from suggestions within the St. Paul liberal political playbook. The “process” over the last year, with one-party control of government, has resulted in tax increases on everyone in Minnesota. Remember when these same [...]

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by Rep. Bob Barrett Schools are back in full swing in Chisago County and around the state. Best wishes to educators and families as students head back to the classroom. I’m sure for many of you the start of the school year is bittersweet, just as it is for our family. Judi and I have [...]

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by Rep. Bob Barrett Forty Minnesota legislators (37 DFL and 3 GOP) are calling for the legalization of medical marijuana in the state of Minnesota.  There are some that swear by the positive medicinal benefits of marijuana related to pain and nausea relief. However, the other side of the coin is that there are several [...]

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by State Rep. Bob Barrett On Aug. 24, a very important local event is happening that I encourage everyone to attend. The second annual Alissa M. Haines Stomp Out Suicide Race for Awareness starts at 10 a.m. in Goodview Park in Wyoming with registration beginning at 9 a.m. This family-friendly event includes live music, face [...]

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By Clint Riese Forest Lake Times Last fall, State Rep. Bob Barrett (R-Lindstrom) maintained a seat in the legislature thanks to a narrow victory over former State Senator Rick Olseen (DFL-Sunrise Township). The election, however, did not mark the candidates’ only bout. A different contest went in favor of Olseen last week, as the state’s [...]

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To the editor I’ve seen and heard a lot of talk this campaign season about Rep. Bob Barrett turning a “$6 billion deficit into a surplus without raising taxes.” In checking these claims, I found that Mr. Barrett and the St. Paul Republicans took out a loan and charged it to us. The “surplus” comes [...]

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