Tim Walz

Star Tribune: Tim Walz: With clarity, businesses can begin to hire

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of visiting a manufacturing company in North Mankato that, believe it or not, exports some of its products to China instead of the other way around.

Thin Film Technology, a leading provider of high-performance electronic components, was originally owned by a Japanese company that laid off scores of workers before trying to close it. About 18 employees from the area were able to convince the parent company to sell Thin Film. Today, the firm is employee-owned and is working to keep jobs in our local community.

Winona Daily News: Walz: Bill would help veterans find jobs

U.S. Rep. Tim Walz wants to offer tax credits to employers who hire veterans.

“We as a nation not only owe it to (veterans), but we owe it to the country to get them back into the work force,” Walz said Saturday during a stop in Winona. “These are our best employees and our most committed employees.”

Mankato Free Press: Your View: Walz recognized as a champion for veterans

As a disabled veteran who served over 21 years of active duty, I take umbrage over the derogatory remarks made by a few writers pushing their political agenda. With all the negative opinion letters to the editor in The Free Press about Congressman Tim Walz, I feel it’s time to actually recognize how lucky we are to have a great and patriotic advocate in Washington representing us.

I’d like to give you one veteran’s perspective of this outstanding elected official.

Albert Lea Tribune: Tim Walz assesses damage in Freeborn County

CLARKS GROVE — First District Congressman Tim Walz on Friday toured some of the areas ravaged by Thursday’s tornado.

“If you don’t see (the damage) you can’t believe it,” Walz said. “The sense of optimism from these people who were in a basement and plan to rebuild their century farm makes you proud to live in a place like this.”

Walz was referring to Gordon Toenges and his wife, Kathy, who were in the basement of their home on Freeborn County Road 46 when a tornado ripped through their farm.

Albert Lea Tribune: DFL incumbents have accomplished a lot

With all the rhetoric going on, I am writing a rebuttal in favor of our candidates, Dan Sparks, Robin Brown and Tim Walz.

Many people should be reminded of some of the very good things that have occurred since they have been in office.

1. The cleanup of the Edgewater Park, which cost millions of dollars and was ignored for many, many years.