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 hand to promote each other. But the agreement does [...]

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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 northern region. Little was done to provide tax relief for [...]

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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 [...]

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