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‘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 »»

Still time to talk about Fort Ridgely

May 15, 2016 We like to think we have a government “of the people, by the people and for the people,” as Abraham Lincoln so eloquently put it in his Gettysburg Addres. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

May 14, 2016 Long weekend THUMBS DOWN: State legslative leaders say they are going to work all weekend to hammer out a comprehensive transportation package. We hope it’s not a lost weekend. more »»

Roads still blocked

May 13, 2016 Last week we bemoaned the lack of respect the Minnesota Legislature is giving to a comprehensive transportation bill, and to Highway 14 funding in particula. more »»

Congrats, graduates

May 12, 2016 Graduation season is upon us a little early this year. more »»

Lift the veil on bonding bill

May 11, 2016 It is really getting to be time for the gamesmanship to end. The Minnesota legislative session is to end on May 23, just 12 days from now. more »»

Highway 14 gets no respect in Senate

May 10, 2016 We’re beginning to think Highway 14 is the Rodney Dangerfield of road construction projects in Minnesota. It don’t get no respect. more »»

Frayed GOP showing signs of splitting

May 9, 2016 The Republican Party has been showing signs of stress fatigue for several years. more »»

Protecting eagles?

May 8, 2016 Last month the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service asked the public’s help in identifying a poacher who had killed and butchered a bald eagle, disposing of the breasted-out carcass near Albert Le. more »»

Thumbs Up/Down

May 7, 2016 Walking school buses THUMBS UP: District 88’s experiment in students walking to school got a good start this past wee. more »»

Great expectations, bad results

May 6, 2016 We can appreciate the sentiment behind the policy. more »»

Pick projects with mass appeal

May 5, 2016 The City’s RENU?committee has been tasked with collecting and reviewing ideas for projects that could be supported if the city were to extend its half-percent sales tax beyond 202. more »»

Welcome refugees, but weed out terrorists

May 4, 2016 We Americans have big hearts. They go out to people forced from their homes by vicious terrorists, including the Islamic State. But we have wide-open eyes and ears, too. more »»

A first step for circus elephants

May 3, 2016 On Sunday the Ringling Brothers and Barnum &?Baily Circus held its show with elephants in Providence, Rhode Island. The elephants are being retired to a Ringling Brothers preserve in Florid. more »»

German flavor in NFL draft

May 2, 2016 We wonder if the Minnesota Vikings are hoping to get some more season ticket sales in New Ulm with their selection of Moritz Boehringer, a wide receiver from the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns in the... more »»

Legislature should get highway bill done

May 1, 2016 We have urged state legislators on many occasions to get it done when it comes to a comprehensive state transportation bill. more »»

 
 
 

 

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