On The Trail with the Fighting 41st

Follow the stories of the Minnesota DFL Senate District 41 as our small group does everything we can to make a big impact.


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Paul Gazelka’s Top 10 Moments As Senate Majority Leader

Paul Gazelka’s Top 10 Moments As Senate Majority Leader

ST PAUL - Today, following his announcement to step down as Senate Majority Leader, here are Paul Gazelka’s top 10 moments: Four months into the pandemic, Gazelka falsely claimed that “the emergency part of this pandemic is over.” Since this statement, the U.S. has...


Friday night we received the devastating news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, or as she had come to be known, “The Notorious RBG”, had died.  A young 87, she had overcome sexual discrimination, religious bigotry, and numerous bouts of cancer with persistence, strength, and intelligence.

Three Exciting Reasons to Attend the Caucuses!

Greetings all Senate District 41 members. Early primary voting at your city hall and by mail has begun! That means that our precinct caucus is just around the corner. The caucus is the meeting where we select delegates and set values for the DFL and the lead-in to our...

Type 1 Diabetes and the Insulin Crisis

Note from Editor: Abigail is a member of DFLSD41 living with Type 1 diabetes. This her 1st blog post in a series of posts dealing with her personal struggle with diabetes, her experience as outreach coordinator for Minnesota #insulin4all, as well as the issues...

The Government is YOU

“We the People of the United States....” -Preamble, US Constitution “...[G]overnment of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” -Abraham Lincoln I’ve been seeing a lot of folks in my Facebook newsfeed bemoaning, “the government.”...

Summer Time is here!

Greetings fellow 41st and 37th district members, summer is upon us once again. Following the news these days might make you want to crank up the air conditioning and sequester inside. But luckily our esteemed forty-fifth president can't put a tariff on the best darn...