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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On the Trail with the Fighting 41st is a blog run by volunteers for SD41 in Minnesota.  All posts to this blog are governed by the communications policy.  Specifically please remember the following when submitting potential posts:

“Blogs must be reviewed and approved by two (2) Admins before publication. Approved blogs will be posted within 24 hours of approval. Blog posts will not exceed seven (7) per week. Blogs will not directly advocate for a specific candidate unless that candidate is endorsed by the DFL or seeking endorsement. Blog posts from candidates seeking endorsement may not directly request funds and must include a disclaimer that the candidate is seeking endorsement of the DFL. Comments will be disabled for all blog posts.”

Thank you for your understanding.

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...

What You Should Know From A Woman You Know

Editor's note: Language and Graphic Descriptions. This post was also not edited for grammar and spelling. My Story I have a reputation for being bold (fine, crass) and saying exactly what I think. I want to premise this article with a warning - if you are of the faint...

Mother Earth Take Care of Us – by Phillip Wynn

Fifty years ago I picked up a copy of Look magazine, which had in it photographs taken during the just completed voyage of Apollo 8 to the moon. Look magazine was the “also-ran” to the more famous Life magazine, both being large glossy magazines full of color...

Vote to KEEP a Difference – by Phillip Wynn

When I was in 7th grade in the public school I attended in the South, I was targeted for bullying – and worse – for being gay. Thing is, I wasn’t gay. Not then. Not now. But I was somehow “different”, mostly because I was an unathletic bookworm. (The best picture of...

Angry? Depressed? Here’s the cure.

By Phillip Wynn, SD 41 member The last two years have been an overwhelming trial for many Americans. It began with the surprising, and disastrous, election of a sociopathic criminal to the highest office in the land, a man – if we dare dignify him by such a term – as...

Standing up to the Bully

By Jonathan Rehlander Unless you were the bully in grade school, you had at least one kid growing up that made school miserable sometimes.  They would tease you, trip you, threaten to beat you up after school.  There was an apprehension that came when you would see...

We are right, they are wrong

A common political tactic when under siege is to muddy the waters and throw confusion on everything.  This is a tactic that is being employed now in Washington, D.C.; there are two major situations brewing and both need our action and attention. While Deputy Attorney...

Reflecting on 9/11

Today is a day of reflection; it is a day when we mourn lives lost, family and friends who were taken from us in horrible ways.  Beyond that, it is a time to look at how that day changed our country and ourselves. Our nation's reaction to 9/11 changed the world.  It...