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What does it take to be a State Senator?

DFL Hayden describes full-time responsibilities of part-time role
 

By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer

 

When the 2013 Minnesota Legislative Session convenes January 8, State Senator Jeff Hayden officially will assume his office as Senate Deputy Majority Leader. The Minneapolis lawmaker is believed to be the first Black in history to be named to a high leadership post. Hayden told the MSR in an interview that Senate Majority Leader-designate Tom Bakk informed him of his new role November 14, nearly a week after the DFL became the majority party in both the Minnesota House and Senate in the Nov. 6 election. Hayden, Senator-elect Bobby Champion and St. Continue Reading →

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Have faith in yourself to overcome weight-loss struggles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” — Oprah Winfrey

 

Companies spend literally billions of dollars a year trying to convince people to buy their products and change their behavior. It’s a tough sell — people don’t like to change their behavior unless they see a clear reason to change. I’m no different, and changing the habits that contributed to my weight gain has been no small task. But I’ve done it. Continue Reading →

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