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Challenger's view: Let’s earn money before spending it

Northeastern Minnesota is unique. Head of the Lakes trade began with the Ojibwe. Through time, hard workers and visionaries built a zenith city with prosperity along the railroads of native steel and timber. Without natural resources and early ri...

Wade Fremling

Northeastern Minnesota is unique. Head of the Lakes trade began with the Ojibwe. Through time, hard workers and visionaries built a zenith city with prosperity along the railroads of native steel and timber. Without natural resources and early risk-takers, we would not have Glensheen mansion, Skyline Parkway, the Aerial Lift Bridge, Enger Tower, Proctor, Two Harbors and all the communities in between: the 3B legislative district.
Long and narrow, Minnesota House 3B links Proctor, Hermantown and Two Harbors and includes seven townships (Midway, Solway, Canosia, Rice Lake, Lakewood, Normanna and Duluth) and two Duluth precincts (Duluth Heights 23 in the Swan Lake Road, airport and 148th Fighter Wing area and Kenwood 11, including Aspenwood, Howard Gnesen Road, West Arrowhead Road and the university housing area). District 3B is home to Duluth’s “support” network and educational hub.
I am running for this office to represent everyone in the district.
I believe in citizen representation; the U.S. Constitution with all of its thoughtful amendments; high-quality education; environmentally safe mining; lower taxes; sensible regulation; safe and reliable roads and bridges; the practical preservation of our natural habitat; and compassionate health care, including a culture of life. I celebrate, respect and thank our veterans; our Air National Guard; and our fantastic police, sheriff’s department, firefighters and first responders. Their daily commitment to our well-being is inspirational.
With the rapidly changing demographics of 3B, I promise to carry everyone’s concerns to the Minnesota statehouse, fighting to keep 3B safe.
Recently, in the effort to
provide health care, our state transportation budget was robbed. Minnesotans must find a remedy to political spending addiction. I believe if we can provide a diversity of jobs, which should include mining and manufacturing, we can provide the necessary tax base to support extra spending. Let’s earn the money first and then decide how to spend it.
In contrast, my opponent, a 38-year career politician, seems to support spending without thinking.
I believe we are an intelligent, hardworking, rugged group. Let’s plan and provide wisely for ourselves and our future families. With your support, I will work with you to turn this ship around. Let’s trim our sail and navigate a straighter course. Please vote Wade Fremling for Minnesota statehouse. I look forward to serving you.

Wade Fremling of Saginaw is the Republican challenger to represent Minnesota House District 3B (wadefremling4mnhouse3b.weebly.com). He wrote this exclusively for the News Tribune at the request of the Opinion page.

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