If Minnesotans in 2009 were expecting Al Franken to arrive in Washington, D.C., as a bombastic elected official wanting to turn the U.S. Senate into a comedy hall, they were clearly mistaken.
On Tuesday, Nov. 4 Minnesotans will decide if they should keep Mark Dayton as their governor for the next four years. Dayton told ECM’s Editorial Board that under his leadership and policies, he has placed the state on the correct moderate course with a balanced approach on spending and raising revenues. The board agrees that [...]
Over the past six months, the ECM Editorial Board presented a series of editorials focusing on major health issues. We also zeroed in on some solutions and recommendations. Here is a recap of our positions and conclusions: Health insurance and the Affordable Care Act — ACA’s potential long-term benefits were clouded by a short-term focus [...]
There is a time when experience must come into play as voters decide how their ballots will be cast. In the Sixth Congressional District contest on Tuesday, Nov. 4, we believe that Republican Tom Emmer of Delano is the candidate best prepared to serve in Washington, D.C.
The 3rd Congressional District offered new and more diverse boundaries in 2012 when 58 percent of voters elected Republican Erik Paulsen.
Imagine this: Your 15-year-old son becomes seriously ill. Is it cancer or some other life-threatening disease? You whisk him off to the emergency room. Within days, you have updates on Facebook. “Billy is doing much better.” “The medicine is working!” “He’s going to be OK.” Many of us have experienced that scenario in our [...]
Marty Seifert is the most traveled of the Republican candidates for governor, having visited all 87 Minnesota counties in the run-up to the Aug. 12 primary election.
Last November, 35 candidates ran for mayor Minneapolis under a ranked-choice voting system. It took 33 rounds of vote counting before a winner was declared. One would think with 35 candidates in the race, it could get nasty, with many candidates going negative against the perceived front-runners. That never happened, and ranked-choice voting is widely [...]