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Bullying law needs revision

January 19, 2014 One of the issues sure to come up before the Minnesota Legislature is the state anti-bullying law. more »»

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January 18, 2014 Helget honor THUMBS UP: Brown County Auditor-Treasurer has been around a long time at the County Courthous. more »»

Governor’s wish list

January 17, 2014 Governor Mark Dayton issued his bonding bill proposal, a wish list of nearly $1 billion in projects he says will create tens of thousands of jobs in the state. more »»

Senate doesn’t need $67 million palace

January 16, 2014 Late in the final hours of the last Minnesota legislative session, a measure was shoehorned into the tax bill to build a new office building for the state Senate, along with a parking ramp. more »»

Recycling ‘problem’

January 15, 2014 Minnesota apparently has a recycling “problem” — apparently we don’t recycle plastic bottles at the rate the Legislature thinks we should. more »»

Profiting from failure

January 14, 2014 Take the money and run. That may well be the motto of officials at CGI Federal, the company that botched the rollout of the Obamacare website — www.healthcare.gov — last fall. more »»

Protecting our financial data

January 13, 2014 Target Corp. has upped its estimate of the size of its customer data breach. Target originally said information had been hacked from 40 million customer. more »»

Out of touch on MNsure

January 12, 2014 Gov. Mark Dayton admitted on Friday to being sadly out of touch on the issue of the MNsure project. more »»

Bullying bill an unfunded mandate that won’t fix bullying problem

January 12, 2014 Next session, it’s expected that the Democrats will take up the “Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act,” better known as the bullying bill. more »»

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January 11, 2014 Teaching respect THUMBS UP: It’s probably a lesson that can’t be taught often enough — have respect for others and treat people as you would want to be treated. more »»

Plenty for legislative auditor to scrutinize

January 10, 2014 The office of the Legislative Auditor has begun looking into the problems surrounding MNsure, the state’s health exchange created under the Affordable Care Act. more »»

We’ve come a long way, baby

January 9, 2014 Fifty years ago this week U.. more »»

We could use more like Rod Searle

January 8, 2014 Rod Searle died this week at the age of 93. But the obituary for his kind was written long ago. Searle was a moderate Republican, you see. more »»

Weeds: Sometimes you need a letter to say it all

January 8, 2014 Dear God, How are you? I am fine. Well, I have this balky knee. Guess I’m getting older, you know what I mean. Wait, you’re God. You don’t know what I mean. more »»

The lie unfolds

January 7, 2014 As 2014 begins, many Americans will be confronted by one of President Barack Obama’s bigger lies — they will learn they cannot, in fact, stay with trusted health care professionals of their choice. more »»

Off the hook on Keystone pipeline

January 6, 2014 For five years, President Barack Obama has delayed making a decision whether to allow construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada to the United States. more »»

Above the law?

January 5, 2014 President Barack Obama has made it clear over and over again, frequently in wholesale changes and complete reversals of health care law provisions, that he considers the law of the land something he... more »»

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January 4, 2014 Safety first THUMBS UP: It’s supposed to get really cold this weekend, so cold that just thinking about it can give you an ice-cream headach. more »»

Rein in NSA’s snooping

January 3, 2014 Just before the old year ended, a federal appeals court judge handed champions of the liberties Americans cherish a stinging defeat. Federal District Court Judge William H. Pauley, in Washington, D.C. more »»

Resolutions for lawmakers

January 2, 2014 Nobody really likes to make New Year’s resolutions for themselves. But it is tremendous fun to make them for others. After all, people are so often oblivious to their own fault. more »»

 
 

 

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