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Minnesotans say they treasure the Minnesota Vikings football team, but they don’t want to help pay for a new stadium to keep them. That’s the dilemma for the Minnesota Legislature that keeps stalling, hoping they can put this decision off until after the November elections. Meanwhile, the Viking...Read More
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On Veterans Day in 1985, President Reagan spoke of those who laid down their lives for our country. “Most of them were boys when they died,” he said, “and they gave up two lives — the one they were living and the one they would have lived.” When today we honor the men — and [...]...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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Contrary to what critics are saying, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (stimulus funds) is creating and saving jobs in Minnesota. Amid the din and chatter during this toxic political campaign season, those who say the stimulus funds have not created or saved jobs in Minnesota are wrong. Acc...Read More
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While the Minnesota Legislature, controlled by Republicans, boasted it did not raise taxes last session, it eliminated the market value homestead credit that could increase most homeowners’ property taxes by varying amounts on taxes payable next year. For 44 years, the state has partnered with loc...Read More
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There’s a growing concern over what will happen to care for the elderly if the state legislators significantly cut the health and human services budget. The state sets the rates nursing homes can charge that determine the level of service providers can give the elderly. It also funds waiver progra...Read More
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