DFL files complaint over political attack

The Minnesota DFL has filed a complaint against State Rep. Greg Davids with the Office of Administrative Hearings for false claims he made in a political attack against Rep. Joe Radinovich (DFL-Crosby).

In a letter to the editor in the Brainerd Dispatch on Feb. 22, and in the Aitkin Independent Age Feb. 27, Rep. Davids claimed Radinovich voted for a $3.7 billion tax increase.

Davids claimed Radinovich voted yes on Gov. Mark Dayton’s now-outdated tax proposal. In truth, the vote was on a procedural motion to move the bill from one committee to another where it could receive more public input.

“Rep. Davids is the longest serving Republican in the House and he knows the difference between a procedural motion and a vote on bill,” said DFL Chair Ken Martin. “This is politics at its worst and a disservice to the public, who has a right to know the facts about what their representative has actually voted for and voted against.”

Two arrested in  meth bust

Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl reported that on March 27, LADID agents, along with drug agents from North Central Drug Task Force, executed a search warrant at a residence located at rural Brainerd.

As a result of the warrant approximately 15 ounces of methamphetamine along with $4,500 cash were located.  

Arrested were Timothy George Clark, 41, Brainerd, and Kayla Renae Mercado, 23, Randall.

Both are charged with first degree possession of methamphetamine and first degree sale of methamphetamine.  

This arrest is significant for this area. The meth has a street value of between $40,000-$50,000. It also shows the overwhelming presence of meth in this community, Dahl said.

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