Advertisement

Labrador Retriever May Become Minnesota's Official Dog Breed

A group of lawmakers is working to make the Labrador retriever the official dog breed of Minnesota. A group of lawmakers is working to make the Labrador retriever the official dog breed of Minnesota.  |  Photo: MGN

Created: January 29, 2019 11:36 AM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A "bipawtisan" group of lawmakers has introduced a bill to designate the Labrador retriever as the official dog breed of Minnesota.

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

The legislation is named "Raven's Bill" after the mascot of outdoor writer Ron Schara's TV show "Minnesota Bound." Raven III was one of several black labs wagging their tails through Tuesday's news conference.

While it's meant to bring some humor to the Capitol, Sen. Carrie Ruud says there's also a serious intent. One is to highlight the work of service dogs. It's also meant as a civics lesson for schoolkids, who can track the bill's progress on mnstatedog.org and encourage their lawmakers support it.

Sen. David Tomassoni notes that an initiative by schoolchildren in 2009 led to the designation of ice hockey as Minnesota's official state sport in 2009.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Relay Media Amp

#1 Hilltoppers Top #2 Minnehaha Academy As Duluth Marshall Wins The State AA Baseball Title

Wilderness Society Sues Trump Administration Over Mine Rules

UPDATE: Wisconsin Assembly OKs Drunken Driving Bills

Minnesota Man Dies in Quetico Provincial Park

50th Anniversary of Judy Garland's Death Honored at Festival

Networking Event Introduces Local Talent to National Producers

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement