As we type this post, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) has advised Southern Minnesotans not to travel after dark as yet another blizzard is upon them.
It's the perfect background for reading Petersburg hosts town hall in Waseca, blizzard affects attendance, a story that seems to sum up the state of North Star politics with a single anecdote:
On Feb. 20, Petersburg trekked to the Miller-Armstrong Building with a plate of brownies to speak with constituents about hot-button issues in this spring’s Legislative session. The session began Tuesday and is only expected to run about 12 weeks.
But only one person was able to attend the town hall. According to Petersburg, the constituent came prepared with questions and concerns about legalizing medicinal marijuana, Sunday liquor sales and the recycling bill. . . .
The article goes on to share Petersburg's views about the propane shortage, raising the minimum wage and the bullying bill.
Photo: John Petersburg preparing for a donkey race at the Waseca Count Fair in 2012. This was the only photo of him with an adorable animal. Via Facebook.
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