Katie Simonet lives in Stillwater with her 14-month-old daughter. Her husband, Braden Simonet, was deployed last September with the National Guard. He is currently stationed in Iraq, and should return this coming Spring.
"My idea of family and friendship has taken on new meanings, and I have built some relationships that would not have been possible before," wrote 1st Sgt. Michael Mettille of West St. Paul, who is serving with the Minnesota National Guard in Iraq.
State Representative Rick Hansen invites local high school students to experience the legislature in action as part of the House of Representatives High School Page Program. This program allows high school juniors to spend a week at the Capitol in St.
"A mind is a terrible thing to waste" is a quote often associated with providing equal access to college for students who are typically underserved. The phrase applies just as powerfully to our youngest children, the hope of the next generation.