City of North Branch Chief of Police Dan Meyer (left), Rep. Bob Dettmer (center) and Officer Tim Olson (right) pose for a photo.

Minnesota Management and Budget has announced the sale of state bonds to fund construction for the new Senate Office Building. Bonds are expected to be sold on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

Construction will begin soon with the building scheduled to open in January 2016.

“There’s a reason you haven’t heard Democrats talk much about the new Senate Office Building in Saint Paul,” said Rep. Bob Dettmer (R-Forest Lake). “Legislators know they wasted your tax dollars on a lavish building for themselves. With all of the critical needs Minnesotans have like infrastructure maintenance, education and health and human services, it’s astonishing that a new, shiny office building for politicians was made a top priority.”

The project includes the new building and a parking ramp, and will cost $89.5 million. No Republicans voted in support of the new Senate Office Building.

“Raising taxes and fees by $2.4 billion and constructing a new palace for politicians in Saint Paul proves that state government needs to get its priorities in order,” added Rep. Dettmer. “Minnesota taxpayers deserve better.”

Rep. Dettmer Presents Resolution to Local Law Enforcement Official Recognized for Service

North Branch police officer Tim Olson recently received the Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau’s James Trudeau Law Enforcement Award. During the ceremony, Rep. Bob Dettmer also presented a Minnesota House Resolution to Officer Olson in recognition of his service to the North Branch School District and Community.

“It’s wonderful to see law enforcement officials like Officer Olson being recognized for their work,” said Rep. Bob Dettmer. “These men and women put their lives on the line every day and deserve our thanks and gratitude. Officer Olson is an outstanding police officer, and I am pleased to have had the opportunity to thank him for his service to the community.”




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