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Gather data on legislative immunity

April 3, 2014 State Sen. Kathy Sheran has introduced a bill to deal with the issue of legislative immunity for DWIs. more »»

Transportation funding

April 2, 2014 The Senate Transportation and Public Safety Division of the Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing today on Senate File 2107, a bill involving bonding for trunk highway... more »»

Whatever the name, carp not wanted

March 30, 2014 As if there were not enough issues to occupy the time and talents of our Minnesota legislators this year, there are proposals making their way along to change what the DNR calls those big, gluttonou... more »»

Time to move on former school

March 29, 2014 Time to move on former school District 88 has tried to sell the former school building at 15 N. State St. for about seven years. more »»

Marijuana issue needs more serious consideration

March 28, 2014 The issue of medical marijuana needs more serious consideration than our governor seems to be giving it. more »»

Sunday liquor sales not exactly a hot-button issue

March 27, 2014 Sen. Roger Reinert (DFL) of Duluth has apparently been a longtime advocate of allowing Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota. more »»

Take a second look at Senate office building project

March 26, 2014 Last year, in the waning moments of the legislative session, as the state tax bill was heading for final approval, Senate Democrats stuck in a $90 million project that had nothing to do with taxes —... more »»

Weeds: Rural rules of social interaction

March 26, 2014 I live on a farm. Pretty much it’s the wife, the kid, and me out here. I don’t get to town much. There’s church, and a couple times a year we go in for supplies: sugar, flour, cooking oi. more »»

Still time to get MNsure coverage

March 25, 2014 The deadline to sign up for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act is March 31, just six days awa. more »»

No DUI breaks for lawmakers

March 24, 2014 The current legislative session is supposed to be an “Un-Session,” according to Gov. Mark Dayton, a chance to clean up obsolete, confusing and redundant laws on the books. more »»

U.S. lagging behind on drone usage

March 23, 2014 There are all sorts of possibilities for using unmanned drone aircraft to make our lives better. No pun intended, but the sky’s the limit. Except in the United States. more »»

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

March 22, 2014 Bad taxes repealed THUMBS DOWN: Why did it take so long? The Minnesota Legislature on Friday finally repealed the business-to- business sales taxes that were passed last year. more »»

Obama doesn’t know how power works

March 21, 2014 Russian leader Vladimir Putin and many other world leaders know how to use power. They understand diplomacy, military might and economics. Some use their personalities to exert pressure. more »»

Legislature should pass Timberjay bill

March 20, 2014 The Minnesota Legislature is in full swing with no lack of high-profile issues. more »»

Eagle Update: Jefferson Elementary Programs

March 20, 2014 Jefferson Elementary School is a child-focused primary school located at 318 South Payne Street. more »»

Obama’s toothless foreign policy

March 19, 2014 By an overwhelming margin, voters in the Crimea region of Ukraine agreed Sunday to separate and establish an independent nation. more »»

Keeping errors out of the public’s eye

March 18, 2014 When President Barack Obama took office, he promised Americans the most transparent administration in history. Just the opposite has occurred. more »»

Sunshine Week

March 17, 2014 No sooner do elected officials proclaim their regard for a free press and an informed public than they begin chipping away at their constituents' right to know. more »»

White House sends mixed message on drugs

March 16, 2014 Apparently neither Attorney General Eric Holder nor his boss, President Barack Obama, are familiar with the concept of sending mixed messages. more »»

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

March 15, 2014 Keep pressure on for Highway 14 funds New Ulmites and others who live along Highway 14 have been very vocal in pushing for funding for a Highway 14 four-lane expansion project. more »»

 
 

 

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