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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 […]

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As April opened with wind-driven snow and temperatures that still featured wind-chill readings, Minnesotans longingly looked from their windows waiting for the day when ice-covered lakes would open and fresh-water fishing could resume. It’s a way of life and in Minnesota sport fishing is a $2.8 billion industry of vital importance to the state’s economy […]

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Your city clerk is busy creating a long and detailed ballot for you. We all know Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are running, but who are all those other candidates for President? Our 2012 ballots will include candidates for city council, school board and the ubiquitous soil and water conservation district. Your ballot will probably […]

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Minnesotans are knee deep into summer. If we aren’t boating, we’re cycling or gardening. The kids are swimming and grandpa has gone fishing. We’re either on the way home from the cabin, or packing to head back up north. The teenagers are out skateboarding. Maybe you’re lucky enough to have the young ones at camp […]

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