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  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
April 2, 2024 at 3:28 PM

The doctors who oppose assisted suicide

Friends and neighbors,   As you know, Democrats in the legislature this session have indicated they wanted to legalize assisted suicide in Minnesota. As I have written before, this is a terrible idea. It sends a tragic message to our most …
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
March 30, 2024 at 9:47 PM

Happy Easter!

Friends and neighbors,   Easter is not just a special time to celebrate with family and friends. It is also a reminder of God's amazing love for us through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ. The resurrection represents the greatest tr…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
March 22, 2024 at 8:28 PM

Democrats are attacking your religious freedom

Friends and neighbors,   Concerning news from the Minnesota Senate this week. In the middle of the night, Democrats on the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee rejected an amendment that would have protected religious freedom in ou…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
March 21, 2024 at 3:12 AM

Why I voted against the SRO “fix”

Friends and neighbors –   For months now I have been highlighting the Democrats' misguided 2023 school resource officer (SRO) law that has jeopardized teacher and student safety.   To recap: Last session, Democrats and Gov. Walz approved n…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
March 15, 2024 at 1:37 PM

Religious freedom under direct attack in MN

Friends and neighbors,   Religious organizations in Minnesota have long had the right to hire individuals who follow the beliefs and teachings of their faith. That right came under attack by Democrats in the House of Representatives last w…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
March 12, 2024 at 2:02 PM

EVs emit more particulate pollution

Friends and neighbors,   Electric vehicles (EVs) are often advertised as a clean, environmentally-friendly alternative to gasoline-powered cars. However, recent reports suggest that EVs may actually produce more harmful particulate polluti…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
March 7, 2024 at 4:52 PM

Clean Transportation Fuel Standards will crush Minnesota families

Friends and neighbors,   I have been getting a fair amount of questions about a proposal in the legislature called "Clean Transportation Fuel Standards.” It is another feel-good environment bill that will have virtually no impact on climat…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
March 5, 2024 at 2:02 PM

A $1.5 billion structural deficit

Friends and neighbors,   I wanted to provide an update on Minnesota's budget picture. On Thursday, February 29, the state’s Office of Management and Budget issued a new economic report. That report shows Minnesota has a surplus of $3.7 bil…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
March 1, 2024 at 6:12 PM

A moving memorial & how you can donate to the fallen first responders

Friends and neighbors,   “Three Minnesota first responders who were gunned down while responding to a report of a domestic incident at a home with seven children inside were remembered at a memorial service Wednesday as heroes who made the…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
February 28, 2024 at 4:12 PM

Repair Minnesota agenda

Friends and neighbors,   Yesterday we rolled out our agenda for this year, which will focus on starting the process of repairing the damage that Democrats caused last year. The media release is below; take a look and feel free to share you…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
February 22, 2024 at 6:07 PM

Pray for the Burnsville first responders

Friends and neighbors,   I hope you will all join me in prayer for the three first responders who were murdered in Burnsville over the weekend. It is a tragedy in every sense of the word, and I hope their families find peace.   In the last…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
February 20, 2024 at 6:38 PM

Gov. Walz renews push for Minnesota government-run Healthcare

Friends and neighbors,   A couple of weeks ago, Gov. Tim Walz’s administration announced a new proposal for a public health insurance option. If you don’t know what this term means, it is pretty simple: it is government-run healthcare. The…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
February 8, 2024 at 9:27 PM

Democrats propose making Minnesota a sanctuary state

Friends and neighbors,   We are in the middle of a full-blown border disaster courtesy of President Biden and Democrats that run our government. Here in Minnesota, Democrats are not trying to get the crisis under control. They are fueling …
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
February 5, 2024 at 6:23 PM

Stop assisted suicide in Minnesota!

Friends and neighbors –    I wanted to alert you to a bill legalizing assisted suicide that has been introduced in the Minnesota Legislature. On January 25, it was approved by a committee in the Minnesota House of Representatives. This bil…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
January 17, 2024 at 4:07 PM

Immigration Newsletter Part II

Friends and neighbors-   Last week I wrote a newsletter demonstrating just two ways that Minnesota Democrats have prioritized illegal immigrants.   There was a troubling story in the newspaper the other day noting that Minnesota is a top d…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
January 11, 2024 at 8:42 PM

Minnesota Democrats prioritize Illegal Immigrants

Friends and neighbors –   A few months ago, I wrote about how President Biden’s border failures are impacting us here in Minnesota, where illegal immigrants are arriving at shelters in Hennepin County in large numbers.   Minnesota Democrat…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
December 20, 2023 at 9:47 PM

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Friends and neighbors,   As the holiday season is upon us, I want to wish you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas! As we gather with family and friends to exchange gifts, look at light displays, and enjoy treats, let us take a momen…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
December 14, 2023 at 5:27 PM

Flag Commission says the year 1858 is hurtful

Friends and neighbors –   I do not think very many of us had high hopes when the Democrats in the Legislature and Gov. Walz created a commission made up of liberal activists to redesign the state’s flag and seal last session. But the proce…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
December 7, 2023 at 5:07 PM

Democrats turn massive surplus into massive deficit By: Senator Glenn Gruenhagen

Friends and neighbors –   Bad news from Minnesota’s budget office. This morning, they released their annual November economic forecast. This is the report that details the state’s budget picture, and it plays a vital role for legislators t…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
December 4, 2023 at 5:58 PM

Abortion rights are rights for pro-choice men

Friends and neighbors –    In my comments during the debate on the abortion bill last January, I remarked on one of the overlooked effects of legal abortion.   Abortion does not protect women. And it certainly does not protect babies. Inst…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
November 23, 2023 at 1:27 PM

Happy Thanksgiving

Friends and neighbors –   Thanksgiving ushers in the season of gratitude. More than just a day for feasting, it is a time to reflect on how fortunate we are – for the roof over our heads, the clean water from our faucets, the food on our t…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
November 13, 2023 at 4:07 PM

Paid leave will cost much more than we were told

Friends and neighbors –   As you remember, last session, Democrats excitedly passed a paid family leave program. Their proposal was poorly designed and incredibly fiscally irresponsible – it created an enormous new government bureaucracy, …
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
November 10, 2023 at 11:32 PM

Veterans Day

Friends and neighbors –   On this Veterans Day, I want to express a heartfelt thank you to all of my fellow veterans, past and present. You have shown incredible courage and dedication in defending America and the values we hold dear. Your…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
November 6, 2023 at 4:12 PM

President Biden’s border failures impact Minnesota

Friends and neighbors –   The Star Tribune recently published an eye-opening story reminding us that the Biden administration’s utter failure to control our borders is not contained to states like Texas or New York. We are experiencing it …
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
October 31, 2023 at 12:32 PM

In Support of Israel

Friends and neighbors –    Last week, 70 members of the Minnesota House and Senate – all Republicans – released a joint letter in support of the Jewish people and Israel’s right to defend itself against the vicious attacks by the terrorist…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
October 30, 2023 at 3:32 PM

Biological men in the Daughters of the American Revolution?

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has an incredible history. It is an organization for women who are directly descended from somebody involved in this country’s battle for independence. DAR plays a significant role in promotin…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
October 24, 2023 at 1:32 PM

MN has another big surplus. We must return it to taxpayers.

Friends and neighbors,   Last week, the state’s budget office released a new report projecting a budget surplus of more than $2 billion for the upcoming budget cycle. It follows on the heels of Minnesota’s record $17 billion surplus last s…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
October 12, 2023 at 3:07 PM

Voter fraud explained

Friends and neighbors –    Over the last few years, the mainstream media has gone to great lengths to convince us that voter fraud doesn’t exist and anybody worried about it is a conspiracy theorist or a kook. But voter fraud DOES happen, …
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
October 6, 2023 at 6:54 PM

A monumental victory for parents

Friends –    By now I hope you have heard about the wonderful news out of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, which last week allowed Tennessee and Kentucky to enforce laws that prohibit gender transition medical care for children, including…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
September 29, 2023 at 10:02 PM

Is 2023 really the hottest year on record?

Friends and neighbors,   I wanted to draw your attention to data that once again provides important context to the climate hysteria that has overtaken many of America’s institutions.   Many of you have heard the press tell us that 2023 was…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
September 15, 2023 at 5:47 PM

SRO Update - Democrats resist public outcry

Friends and neighbors –   A little more than a week ago, I wrote to you about a developing crisis as law enforcement departments across the state are pulling SROs from schools over law change that Democrats and Gov. Walz made this year.   …
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
September 11, 2023 at 3:16 PM

Assisted suicide coming to Minnesota?

Friends and neighbors,   September is Suicide Awareness Month, and yesterday – Sunday, September 10 – was World Suicide Prevention Day. It is a time to educate people about the risks of suicide, reduce stigma around mental health issues, a…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
September 3, 2023 at 3:52 PM

Why you should stay engaged in your child’s education

Friends and neighbors –    It's hard to believe, but summer is already at an end. I hope you had the chance to enjoy the sunny days and make lasting memories with your friends and families.   The new school year brings new beginnings for s…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
August 30, 2023 at 9:07 PM

Democrat-backed law puts Minnesota students at risk

Friends and neighbors,   There is a new crisis unfolding in schools across the state, as several sheriff’s offices have announced they are withdrawing School Resource Officers (SROs) from schools across Minnesota. These sheriff’s offices a…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
August 28, 2023 at 1:12 PM

Emerald Ash Borer found in McLeod County; virtual meeting to be held in September

Friends and neighbors –    The Minnesota Department of Agriculture announced that Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been found in a grove of trees east of Hutchinson. An Agriculture Department employee spotted signs of EAB in the trees and was a…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
August 25, 2023 at 5:20 PM

Student test scores show literacy, math skills flatlined while school funding soared

Friends and neighbors –   The Minnesota Department of Education has released a new round of student test scores that show students continue to lag behind pre-Covid levels in literacy and math. Year-over-year results mostly flatlined. Resul…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
August 21, 2023 at 3:57 PM

Follow climate data, not alarmism

Friends and neighbors –   Climate Change alarmism is everywhere we turn. Thankfully in the sea of fear and hysteria, there are still individuals who let the data guide their views. One of those individuals is Malcolm Roberts, an engineer a…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
August 16, 2023 at 2:57 PM

Emergency aid flowing to our nursing homes!

Friends and neighbors –   I’m glad to report emergency assistance is finally flowing to nursing homes in our area. Senate Republicans delivered this funding in an end-of-session agreement after Democrats had resisted nursing home aid all s…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
August 4, 2023 at 7:02 PM

Even more problems with the legal cannabis bill than we knew

Friends and neighbors –   The more we learn about the Democrats’ destructive bill to legalize recreational cannabis, the worse it gets.   New reporting by MinnPost reveals just how sinister the Democrats were in crafting their bill. While …
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
July 28, 2023 at 2:57 PM

Sibley East Public Schools award grant from the Department of Agriculture for meat education

Friends and Neighbors –   Please join me in congratulating Sibley East Public Schools, which was recently one of nine recipients of a Meat Education and Training (MEAT) Grant through the Department of Agriculture. Sibley East schools were …
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
July 25, 2023 at 4:07 PM

Join us at the Capitol on THURSDAY, JULY 27 for the 125th Capitol Cornerstone Commemorative Prayer Ceremony

Friends and Neighbors --   This Thursday, July 27th marks a special anniversary for our state Capitol – it has been exactly 125 years since the laying of the Cornerstone in the building's foundation. In 1898 a time capsule was sealed insid…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
July 24, 2023 at 7:12 PM

Congratulations to Century & Sesquicentennial farms!

Friends and neighbors,   Minnesota has a long legacy of agriculture, with small family farms holding a special place in the state's farming tradition. Over 85% of farms are individual or family-run operations that serve as pillars of rural communities and…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
July 14, 2023 at 9:17 PM

Lester Prairie Woman Nominated for Woman Farmer of the Year Award!

Friends and Neighbors-   Congratulations to Rachelle Krienke of Lester Prairie on being named a finalist for the Farmfest Woman Farmer of the Year award!    Rachelle grew up on a hobby farm and was active in 4-H before marrying a dairy far…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
July 2, 2023 at 4:22 PM

Wishing you a Happy Independence Day!

Friends and Neighbors,   I want to wish each of you a fantastic and joyous 4th of July! Despite our country’s challenges and flaws, there is no place I would rather call home.   We should also remember to honor the courageous people who pu…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
June 30, 2023 at 4:52 PM

A damning new report on Southwest Light Rail

Friends and neighbors,   This week we received a new report from the nonpartisan Legislative Auditor on the Met Council’s failure to provide oversight of the Southwest Light Rail project. As you are familiar, the project has been a disaste…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
June 16, 2023 at 7:58 PM

Happy Fathers Day

Friends and Neighbors,   This Sunday is Father’s Day, a day to honor the crucial role that fathers play in a child's life. The role of a father is an important one – we have a responsibility to be protectors and providers, to be role model…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
June 2, 2023 at 6:38 PM

Democrat Trifecta Disregards Regular Minnesotans

Friends and Neighbors,   The legislative session wrapped up on May 22. Democrats have been falling all over themselves to call the legislation they passed “transformational.” They are right, but not in the way they think. While Democrat al…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
May 26, 2023 at 4:29 PM

We Salute You, We Thank You- Memorial Day Weekend

Friends and Neighbors,   Today I hope we can all take a moment to honor and remember the fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of this great country. God Bless them. God Bless their families. And God Bless the United Sta…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
May 23, 2023 at 2:37 PM

Senate Republicans Secure $300 Million for Emergency Nursing Home Funding Over Objection of Democrats and Gov. Walz

Friends and Neighbors –   Nursing homes across the state are in crisis. About 50 of them have closed in the last few years, and the ones that are still hanging on are doing so by the skin of their teeth. They have been begging us for assis…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
May 21, 2023 at 9:10 PM

Minnesota Broken School Systems Are Directly Hurting Our Children

Friends and Neighbors,   As many of you know, one of the major motivating factors driving my public service is protecting and caring for children. Children are the most vulnerable members of society. They rely on our guidance and the guida…