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Proudly serving the city of Saint Paul, the Republicans of Minnesota House District 66B want to help you live a better life.

St Paul & Ramsey County Libraries Libby App E-Reader

Prior to the Covid lockdowns many people used to go to the library in person. Since then people have gotten into the habit of reading their books from a distance on e-readers. It’s not the same as an in-person visit as it used to be. Seeing the librarians, saying hello to regulars at the library and sipping on a cup of mocha at the attached coffee shop like at the Downtown St Paul Library or at the Ramsey County Library in Roseville MN.

It was also a plus when area school children had their artwork displayed in public. There are some great budding artists out there.

Metropolitan Library Service Agency, or MELSA has an E-Reader System called The Libby App by Overdrive or Libby for short.

Here’s a video from another public library in Texas, with an informal tutorial.


Libby books can be read on a Kindle device, in fact it will ask you which method of viewing your book selections you’d like to read it on. On my laptop computer it makes use of the full screen. It is crisp and fluid in its functioning.

The best news is being able to borrow magazines. Another favorite activity of many at a Library was to go to the area near the fireplace and read, or leaf through a magazine. Libby has that covered. There is no crinkle of pages or the sometimes hard to turn a page due to the metal spine.  The magazine pages are vivid and you can enlarge them or just leaf through the pages as you would in an actual magazine.  The best thing is it won’t take up too much space on your coffee or end table.

Life has returned to as close as normal as it was before Covid lockdowns. One can still use the e-reader but there are just some things your devices can’t replicate online.  Some of the things are seeing the librarians and saying hello, enjoying a mocha from Dunn Brothers, or hearing Howard’s Countdown Trivia at the Roseville Library in the last hour before closing.

#ProLifeSunday: Happy Mother’s Day May 14, 2023

Not enough flowers to say, "Thanks Mom for all you do for me."
Not enough flowers to say, “Thanks Mom for all you do for me.”

This Sunday is Mother’s Day and we would like to thank all the mothers out there for being there at every step of life.  You’ve nurtured, supported, and loved us.  You’ve made us into the people we are today.

#ProLifeSunday Thanks to Mothers

not enough flowers to say, "Thanks mom."
not enough flowers to say, “I love you mom.”

There aren’t enough flowers and presents to say thank you to mothers.

We House District 66B Republicans celebrate the entire family. We include Fathers, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Brothers & Sisters & Cousins, Friends & Colleagues.   Our extended families have helped us grow in areas that our parents may have overlooked, or helped us to relate to our parents to know that they were once like us at one point in the past.

Cutting any part of the family out of the picture diminishes the resources one can draw upon.

While there might be a number of fantastic mothers who vote for Democrat candidates, we have to take issue with them because they support the destruction of life during a pregnancy.  They support Planned Parenthood, a taxpayer supported organization that draws upon the tenets of Eugenics that were supported by their founder Margaret Sanger and the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg who had been their attorney, as well as Senator Tina Smith who used to be a Vice President of MN Planned Parenthood.  Eugenics derived from Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and the idea of “survival of the fittest.”  Sanger believed that there are certain undesirables in the human population.

Happy Mother's Day
Happy Mother’s Day

To end on a positive note we would like to thank all the Pro-life Mothers serving as legislators in the Minnesota State Legislature.

Happy Mother’s Day

It is a different sort of Mother’s Day this year as Roe v Wade has been overturned by the US Supreme Court and extreme abortion has been passed into law in Minnesota by party line votes. This article is reposted from and was edited for this site by permission. — admin

Legislative Update March 27th was a Success

Left to Right: Rep Patricia Mueller (R-23B Austin MN), Senator Eric Lucero (R-30 Albertville MN), Senator Mark Koran (R-28 North Branch MN), Rep Patti Anderson (R-33A Dellwood), and Rep Walter Hudson (R-30A Albertville MN). Republican Legislators addressed Republicans from Saint Paul at Falcon Heights City Hall.

On March 27, 2023, House District 66B Republican Leaders had invited Republican Legislators to visit and bring Republicans who live in Saint Paul up to date on what is happening in the Minnesota Legislature. Then they fielded questions about issues pertaining to individual legislator’s committee assignments or general political and policy questions.

Senator Mark Koran & Representative Patti Anderson serve on the Legislative Audit Commission. The Commission found the fraudulent Feeding Our Future. There was a suggestion from the audience to Audit the City of St Paul as the Mayor wants a sales tax increase to pay for fixing the potholes in St Paul.

Representative Patricia Mueller is on the MN House Education Policy Committee as well as the Public Safety Finance & Policy Committee. A suggestion from the audience was to require the St Paul Public School Board to be elected by Wards instead of at-large. She had the understanding that the City would need to do that, but it can only be enacted at the State Legislature as long time Rep Phyllis Kahn of Minneapolis had enacted this sort of action for the Minneapolis School Board.

Senator Eric Lucero is on the MN Senate Education Finance Committee, and the Energy Utilities Environment Climate Committee. 

Representative Walter Hudson is in his first term in the Minnesota State House and he has had some very interesting floor debate lately concerning Gun Control and also protecting our children in schools. He is on the MN House Children and Families Finance and Policy Committee, and Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee. He also had a successful podcast prior to being elected in 2022.

Feel free to click on the highlighted Legislators’ links to their legislature pages which contain their contact information, their districts, and what committees they serve on.

The New St Paul Police Chief: Axel Henry

St Paul Police Chief Axel Henry

Axel Henry joined the Saint Paul Police Department in 1998, after serving three years with the Roseville Police Department. Over his past 24 years of service in Saint Paul, he has served as a Patrol Officer, Sergeant, Commander in Central District, and Senior Commander of the Eastern District from 2016 to 2019, where he led 105 personnel in service to Saint Paul’s busiest police district.

He has also served in command positions in the Office of the Chief and Family and Sexual Violence Unit and was Logistics Chief for Saint Paul’s emergency response at the start of the pandemic. He currently serves as commander of Narcotics, Financial Intelligence & Human Trafficking, a position he has held since 2019. Through his array of assignments, he has command experience in every division.

Commander Henry spearheaded the City’s body-worn camera program, designed and led the Blue-Print for Safety Program, and has more than 20 years of experience as a trainer and use of force expert.

Commander Henry holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting, and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of St. Thomas. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Command College at FBI Quantico and University of Virginia Master’s Program, and the Wilder Foundation’s James P. Shannon Leadership Institute.

Contact Chief Henry


If you would like to know more about the rest of his staff feel free to go to the following website:

Assistant Police Chief Stacy Murphy


PHONE:  651-266-5500

Deputy Chief of Support Services Jack Serier


PHONE:  651-266-5500

Deputy Chief of Community Engagement Troy Greene


PHONE:  651-266-5500

Deputy Chief of Major Crimes Paul Ford


PHONE: 651-266-5500

Deputy Chief of Operations Julie Maidment


PHONE:  651-266-5500