ECM Editorials
A 10-year agreement between Canterbury Park and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community reached in early June is neatly billed as a “cooperative marketing agreement.” To be fair, the agreement involves marketing as the race track operation and the Mystic Lake Casino owners will work hand in han...Read More
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From the standpoint of suburban and outstate communities, the 2012 legislative session on major issues was disappointing. Even the Vikings stadium plan approval, the centerpiece of the session, ignored a good suburban location in Arden Hills and an opportunity for major economic development in the n...Read More
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It was a high school hockey game at an arena in a town where there has been high school hockey for more than 30 years. A hometown player scored a classic breakaway goal to tie the game for his team. He got a loud round of applause from the crowd. Then the local goalie made [...]...Read More
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Looming ahead for 113 school districts in Minnesota are operating levy elections on Tuesday, Nov. 8 whose approval will be critical for the education of Minnesota K–12 students. Where these once were known as excess or extra levies, they now are being called by some “survival levies.” Half of ...Read More
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One of the few things resolved by the 2011 Minnesota Legislature is to propose a constitutional amendment to the voters of Minnesota that would limit valid marriages to only those of a man and a woman. While this was the only amendment approved so far by the current legislature, it has another 20 or...Read More
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The importance of better and more frequent evaluation of teachers is being debated in the Minnesota Legislature. Chances are the Republican-dominated Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton are going to make some changes in the law governing how and how often the performance of classroom teachers in K–12...Read More
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