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Our viewpoint: Use state bonding dollars wisely 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 [...]

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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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State transportation director Zelle reviews I-94 project by AARON BROM SUN PRESS Newspapers   Minnesota Department of Transportation Director Charlie Zelle came to Rogers just a couple months ago and was greeted by a room full of somewhat perturbed community leaders and legislators. They wondered and asked Zelle what he could do to help the [...]

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Board takes the next step in putting the horse patrol program out to pasture by Brian Rosemeyer Sun sailor Newspapers   Three Rivers Board of Commissioners held a final hearing Dec. 5 on a trying 2014 park district budget before sending the figures, cuts included, to Hennepin County for approval. The 2014 budget, which the [...]

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 It’s time to settle the contract dispute involving the Minnesota Orchestra Association board of directors and its professional musicians. This gridlock has gone on for more than a year and there’s no end in sight. Thousands of classical music lovers from all over the region will not hear the traditional holiday performances of this world-renowned [...]

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Advocacy services work to combat, prevent domestic violence  by NATALIE CONRAD Sun CURRENT Newspapers   Domestic violence and abuse are difficult problems to solve, but there is hope. After, or even before, law enforcement steps in, a variety of advocacy services are available to help victims break free of domestic violence, whether their needs are [...]

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