Opinion

If you had a billion dollars to spend on any public project within Minnesota, what would you choose? Would you spend $5 million to build a new security fence around the Shakopee prison, $500,000 for “pre-design” design, to improve and renovate historic Fort Snelling or $10 million to preserve public housing for low-income families? Should [...]

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by Lisa Kaczke Sun CURRENT Newspapers   I can’t pinpoint the exact moment when I decided that I was over this winter. Maybe it was when I was sitting in my car outside in the alley at home thinking “c’mon, c’mon, c’mon, start!” when it was minus 20 degrees outside. Leave it to a polar [...]

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The governor, legislators and Minnesota citizens all received good news in December. Minnesota Management and Budget, formerly known as the State Finance Department, in its most recent economic forecast projected an improvement in the state’s economic position of more than a billion dollars for the current two-year budget cycle. When the Legislature comes back into [...]

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By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS   Minnesota newspapers and their websites are valued for their readership and advertising results, according to a survey hot off the press. Results of a survey, conducted by Scarborough researchers for the Minnesota Newspaper Association, show that in almost every category of news and buying decisions, newspapers and their websites [...]

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The governor, legislators and Minnesota citizens all received good news in December. Minnesota Management and Budget, formerly known as the State Finance Department, in its most recent economic forecast projected an improvement in the state’s economic position of more than a billion dollars for the current two-year budget cycle. When the Legislature comes back into [...]

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To the Editor   With Republican Precinct Caucuses approaching I feel it is important to clarify misinformation about the same sex marriage bill passed by both the House and the Senate in 2013. The House bill (HF1054) passed by a 75 –59 margin (68 needed to pass). Certain individuals and organizations have spread inaccurate information [...]

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To the Editor:   Our Sixth Congressional District race for Congress this year will be one of the most watched. We have several candidates running for a rare open seat for the U. S. House. We will also be electing a U. S. Senator and a Governor. In addition, all state office holders are up [...]

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To the Editor:   With all of the hard work that so many put into securing the financing for I-94 expansion between Rogers and St. Michael, we’ve come across one last potential hurdle. The Met Council has the power to block this critical project for our community. Please have your voice be heard and let’s [...]

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