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Senator Bonoff featured in Forbes Magazine

By Nicholas Wyman (Forbes) – Minnesota State Senator Terri Bonoff gets a lot of requests to attend ceremonial openings. But when Swiss-German manufacturing company Bühler asked her to cut the ribbon at its new apprenticeship program, it sparked her interest. Based on the German dual system, Bühler’s apprenticeship program brings in trainee-hires as full-time employees with benefits, and partners with a local college to provide its trainees with classroom instruction – alongside the experience they are gaining on the job.

Potential August Special Session

I have concerns regarding the potential special session.  I am not certain that singling out one part of the state with a walleye population problem is appropriate.  While I think the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, resort owners, and tribes need to have an ongoing strategy, legislative action right now may be premature.  The walleye conditions on Lake Mille Lacs need to be addressed with a long-term strategy.  In the short term it seems to me, given there is a one walleye per person limit, the DNR could allow walleye fishing to continue for this season.  Allowing this fishing to continue, rather than bringing 201 legislators together to offer financial assistance is perhaps the more prudent approach.