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  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
May 31, 2024 at 6:26 PM

DFL chair conveniently calls on Mitchell to resign after passing extreme agenda

Friends and neighbors,    Like you, I was not at all surprised to see DFL Chair Ken Martin finally call for Sen. Nicole Mitchell's resignation now that the 2024 legislative session has concluded.    This is exactly what we expected from th…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
May 30, 2024 at 4:31 PM

Follow climate science, not alarmism

Friends and neighbors:      During the recent debate on a comprehensive energy bill, I gave a speech on the Senate floor expressing my concerns about the misguided push toward unreliable solar and wind energy sources. Our state is being re…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
May 24, 2024 at 3:36 PM

Memorial Day

Friends and neighbors,    This weekend, please take a moment to honor and remember the fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our great country. Their bravery and selflessness are the reason we have the freedoms we che…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
May 22, 2024 at 2:56 PM

Accused felon burglar casts deciding vote on Grand Theft Omnibus

Friends and neighbors,   Democrats have complete control of our government, including the House, Senate, and Governor’s office, and they have abused that power in appalling ways. In 2023 alone, they delayed and delayed, refusing to bring u…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
May 13, 2024 at 7:06 PM

Democrats pass partisan bill targeting law-abiding gun owners

Friends and neighbors,   On May 9, Democrats once again chose a path of hyper-partisanship instead of cooperation, forcing through a controversial gun control bill under the guise of addressing straw purchases.   The bill initially began a…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
May 10, 2024 at 7:33 PM

Democrats frivolous ethics complaint against me dismissed

Friends and neighbors,   As many of you know, Senate Democrats launched a frivolous ethics complaint against me last year. A few days before the Senate was scheduled to vote on a transgender surgery bill, I emailed some information to my c…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
May 6, 2024 at 3:51 PM

Protecting children from the dangers of cannabis

Friends and neighbors,    On Friday, the Senate approved a new bill that makes a number of troubling changes to Minnesota’s rushed and dangerous cannabis legalization law.     It is a misguided bill that fails to adequately protect our chi…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
April 30, 2024 at 2:36 PM

Sen. Mitchell casts tiebreaking votes while facing felony charge and ethics investigation

Friends and neighbors,    I have a troubling update on the controversy surrounding Senator Nicole Mitchell, the Democrat who is charged with a felony of first-degree burglary and who is the subject of a pending ethics investigation.    Dur…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
April 25, 2024 at 3:36 PM

Republicans file ethics complaint against Democrat accused of felony

Friends and neighbors,    Senate Republicans are taking immediate actions to resolve the serious situation involving Democrat Senator Nicole Mitchell of Woodbury, who was arrested Monday morning and charged with first-degree felony burglar…
  Office of Senator Glenn Gruenhagen · [email protected]
April 19, 2024 at 8:08 PM

Preventing a squatter crisis in MN

Friends and neighbors,     Many of you have been carefully watching the controversy around squatters and the increasing number of incidents in other states where people unlawfully occupy vacant homes or properties. Often, these squatters c…
  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 …