WDIO-TV: Northland Legislators Discuss Priorities For 2019 Legislative Session

EXCERPT: “Tuesday marked the first day of the Minnesota legislative session, and Democrats have now officially taken control of the House. There are also some new and returning faces to the legislature as new legislators have been sworn in. Over 100 state representatives were at the Capitol on Tuesday. Republican Sen. Justin Eichorn has cities like Bemidji, Walker, and Grand Rapids in his district. He says in the past Northern Minnesota has been ignored, so he doesn’t want that to happen again. ‘We’re kind of in the fight for our lives in Greater Minnesota,’ said Eichorn. ‘The constituents in my district, they care about mining, they care about forestry, they care about tourism. You’re going to see me working on a lot of policy that surrounds those areas, and making sure that those areas and industries are protected,’ he said. ” FULLSTORY: http://bit.ly/2VFItPF