COMMUNITY VOICES | Honoring sacrifices requires more than a memorial

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Tommy Johnson

Minnesota Military Family Tribute groundbreaking, Capitol grounds, St Paul, Mn - 04 June 2014

On June 4th there was a groundbreaking ceremony for the Minnesota Military Family Tribute (read="memorial") at the Minnesota State Capitol.  And it was a nice occasion; speakers included Gold


Legislators mostly listened to students/community activists urging more info about Post Sec Options

 “As a graduate of the PSEO Program I can honestly say that participating is one of the smartest decisions I've ever made, and I would encourage every student to participate in this program, a


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Sierra Club Climate Team Meeting WSP/SSP/IGH area

10/08/2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

The Sierra Club Clean Air and Renewable Energy Committee team in Mendota Hts, WSP, SSP and Inver Grove Hts area is meeting on Oct 8.

COMMUNITY VOICES | An outdoors sportsman on gun control

Doug Lind delivers another strong commentary on the lack of progress of gun regulation legislation in Minnesota when it has been accomplished in Connecticut and elsewhere.


OPINION | Fairer taxes, brighter future

Governor Mark Dayton’s new budget is a blueprint for fairer taxes and a brighter future for Minnesota families.  His reform

FREE SPEECH ZONE | GOP tax proposal has no basis of fact

Like a bad meal, brought up again, the Republican dominated Senate repeated the old myth that business tax breaks will create jobs ("Minnesota GOP proposals would phase out state property taxes


FREE SPEECH ZONE | Local school leaders offer sometimes surprising legislative priorities

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Joe Nathan

Students, parents & educators gather on state capitol steps

Some surprising, as well as some continuing themes emerged through contacting 35 Minnesota district and charter school leaders from urban, suburban and rural communities.  They were asked what


Big plans, short session

House Minority Leader Paul Thissen (Photo courtesy of Session Daily)

“If you free up the entrepreneurs, the hard-working women and men of our great state, they’ll build an economy that is sustainable, and we’ll lead the recovery instead of waiting for it to come here,” Zellers said. 

“Reform 2.0” includes dozens of individual proposals, many of them hatched during face-to-face meetings with business owners. Zellers said he’s hoping that at least some of those ideas are well received by the governor and the DFLers. 

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