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June 4, 2016 City race set It was a little nerve-racking on Tuesday, waiting to see whether someone was going to file for the First Ward City Council Seat being vacated by Ruth Ann Webster. more »»

Fingerpointing continues

June 3, 2016 Here we are, a couple of weeks past the messy end of the legisaltive session, and the fingerpointing continues. On Wednesday, Gov. more »»

Important push in Iraq

June 2, 2016 Iraqi troops engaged in vicious fighting to drive Islamic State terrorists out of Fallujah are involved in more than a battle. Their success or failure will do much to define U.S. more »»

Libertarian candidate should get attention

June 1, 2016 The Libertarian Party, the Green Party and any other minor party looking to make some strides in building support have plenty to be thankful for in this 2016 presidential race. more »»

Too long in prison? ‘Oops!’ won’t cover it

May 31, 2016 President Barack Obama’s administration is in a hurry to release thousands of drug offenders from prison before their original sentences have expired. more »»

orial Day: Let us remember

May 30, 2016 MemMemorial Day is a popular holiday for a lot of people, for a lot of reasons. It is the unofficial start of the summer vacation season. more »»

Clinton’s e-mail issue flaming up

May 29, 2016 Often, it is true: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. In Hillary Clinton’s case, it is a four-alarm blaze. more »»

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May 28, 2016 Filing time It is a good sign, seeing all the candidates filing for County Commissioner seats, especially in the Second Commissioner’s District. more »»

Time to modernize

May 27, 2016 Remember floppy disks? Back in the Pleistocene Age of computer technology, they were the storage medium for computer systems, holding hundreds of megabytes of data, about as much as a modern cell... more »»

Hold special session if it will get job done

May 26, 2016 Minnesota has been way too dependent on special sessions to get things done in the Legislature. more »»

Some good comes out of session

May 25, 2016 There’s no doubt the last hour of the Minnesota legislative session was a fiasco of trying to do too much in too little time. more »»

Another failure

May 24, 2016 Our hopes for a successful last minute end to the Minnesota legislative session were dashed Sunday night. more »»

Down to the wire

May 23, 2016 The Minnesota Legislature was hard at work on Sunday, trying to cram 11 weeks worth of work into the final 11 hours of the session. They were planning on working right to the midnight deadline. more »»

Voters wising up to Obama’s vote-buying

May 22, 2016 President Barack Obama has taken vote-buying for himself and his Democrat Party to a new high in politics. more »»

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May 21, 2016 Time for filing THUMBS UP: It seems like campaigning for public office is a full-time, year-round, never-ending story, at least on the national leve. more »»

‘Under the gun’ produces poor laws

May 20, 2016 Minnesota legislators have developed poor work habits. They have little sense of time management. Big tasks are put off until the last minute. Communication is limited to complaining and criticizin. more »»

Zika and spending fever in Washington

May 19, 2016 Most of us recognize the danger of spur-of-the-moment spending decisions. We guard against marketing strategies intended to make us reach for our credit cards first and ask questions late. more »»

Keep talking, legislators

May 18, 2016 At least they are still talking. Legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton have been trading transportation plans this week. more »»

Fund, but monitor drug programs

May 17, 2016 Most members of Congress no doubt comprehend the need for more spending on drug addiction treatment programs. more »»

Let’s fund roads

May 16, 2016 Let’s be honest — nobody likes taxes. more »»



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