Tag: Kent Eken

State Senator Kent Eken Won’t Seek Another Term in Legislature

Audubon, MN — After 20 years in the Minnesota Legislature, District 4 State Senator Kent Eken has announced that will not be seeking reelection this fall. Senator Eken was a longtime Twin Valley resident, but recently moved to the Audubon area. With the recent redistricting no longer including his hometown area in District 4, Senator…
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April 15, 2022 0

Senator Eken Introduces Drought Relief Bill

St. Paul, MN — District 4 State Senator Kent Eken is hoping to provide some relief to farmers and ranchers still feeling the effects of the extreme drought conditions in the 2021. The bill, which had a hearing in the Senate Agriculture and Rural Development Finance and Policy Committee, would provide financial assistance to livestock…
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March 4, 2022 0

District 4 State Senator Kent Eken Still Debating Running for Re-election

St. Paul, MN — With the release of the new District Maps in Minnesota, District 4 State Senator Kent Eken is one of the many legislators weighing the option of running for another term. Several have announced their retirement from politics, including Senator Eken’s comrade in the House, District 4B Representative Paul Marquart. With the…
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February 22, 2022 0

State Senator Kent Eken Comments Confirmation Hearings, Resignation of MPCA Commissioner

St. Paul, MN — Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Commissioner Laura Bishop resigned on Tuesday prior to the Minnesota Senate’s scheduled confirmation hearing with the Governor Walz appointee. Bishop had already been in office for almost two years, but had the Senate not confirmed her appointment, she would have been removed from office immediately. However,…
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July 8, 2021 0

Senator Kent Eken Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Fund Long-Term Care

St. Paul, MN — District 4 State Senator Kent Eken of Twin Valley continues to strive for improving the lives of elders, those in long-term care, and people with disabilities in Minnesota. In his latest effort, Senator Eken is introducing a constitutional amendment that would create a dedicated fund for long-term care for the most…
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March 5, 2021 0

Senator Eken Supports Walz’s Plan for Elimination of Emergency Powers

St. Paul, MN — Governor Tim Walz showed the first sign since the beginning of the pandemic that he may be interested in giving up his emergency executive powers. Walz indicated that he would give up his powers if a number of COVID-19 measures were put into place. Those include a statewide mask mandate, flexibility…
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January 11, 2021 0

KRJB Kaleidoscope 1-8-21: State Senator Kent Eken

On this edition of the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program, host Mark Askelson chats with MN District 4 State Senator Kent Eken as he kicks off the 2021 Legislative Session. The Kaleidoscope Program is heard weekdays at 9am on 106.5 KRJB.


January 8, 2021 0

Eken & Marquart Successful in 2020 Election

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (11/5/20) St. Paul, MN — A couple of our local legislators will remain in office despite some early scares in the polls. District 4B Representative Paul Marquart and District 4 State Senator Kent Eken both were successful in defeating their respective Republican challengers on Tuesday night. The campaign process was certainly…
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November 5, 2020 0