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Chickens, Dishwashing, and Keynesian Economics
You know, you wouldn't think that Sicilian Buttercup chickens would have much to do with the U.S. economy, healthcare -- yours or society's -- or even whether to wash your dishes by hand or use a dish...
5/10/13 at 2:48 PM Deception, Deceit, Dishonesty -- Is This Our 3-D World? 5/1/13 at 1:53 PM
Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Bullitt...
5/10/13 at 10:39 AM Bullit 5/5/13 at 6:22 AM
Five shiny new bullets for 2012 2/5/12 at 1:09 PM
N.D. House rejects oil tax reform bill
BISMARCK -- House legislators Wednesday rejected an oil tax reform bill that would have lowered the oil extraction tax, closed a tax loophole for low-producing wells and set up guidelines for a new tr...
5/1/13 at 7:22 PM Accountability for tribal oil taxes still an issue 4/6/13 at 12:29 AM
State, tribal leaders work on new oil tax agreement 4/5/13 at 12:26 AM
Senior fraud prevention
Two state officials will be in Duluth today for a senior fraud prevention event. Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon and Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman will lead the forum from 1-2:30 p.m. in the chap...
4/25/13 at 12:00 AM Hot Dish-Off winner declared in D.C. 4/11/13 at 12:00 AM
Franken holds 3rd annual Hot Dish-Off 4/10/13 at 12:00 AM
Duluth-area leaders bring a message of thanks to Capitol
ST. PAUL Previous years visits to the state Capitol by Northeastern Minnesota community leaders included requests to fund projects such as an airport terminal, a hockey arena, an intermodal transpo...
2/14/13 at 1:00 AM Death isn't funny, but Twitter and Kim Jong Il changed that 12/20/11 at 1:00 AM
Gadhafi: Pop culture meets reality 8/24/11 at 12:00 AM
Election 2012: getting informed, caring about politics
I voted for my first time this year, and I'm proud to say I was an informed voter. For the first time in my life, I've cared about politics. My professor Deneen Gilmour is to thank. She was the one th...
11/7/12 at 9:56 PM
faith fridays: 'one nation, under God, indivisible...'
I remember saying The Pledge of Allegiance as a kindergartner, my tiny hand placed somewhere in the vicinity of where my heart supposedly was attached and beating, doing my best to get through the str...
11/2/12 at 12:00 AM faith fridays: rotten tomatoes for God? 9/21/12 at 12:01 AM
Bill Clinton visits Duluth, 1994
There's news today that former President Bill Clinton is planning a visit to Duluth on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, to campaign on behalf of Democratic candidates in the upcoming election. That will be al...
10/29/12 at 12:54 PM Photos of Paul Wellstone in the Northland 10/24/12 at 5:01 AM
George McGovern in the Twin Ports 10/21/12 at 11:05 PM
Areavoices Digest #88 - Some top performers
I decided for this week's digest to offer up another look at some of our top performing blogs. They're both consistent with their posts, and their posts seem to generate broad interest in everything f...
9/5/12 at 3:46 PM Areavoices Digest #82 - Hot days, hot blogs 7/11/12 at 4:04 PM
Areavoices Digest #72 - Spinach Bacon Mac and Cheese and Black Russian Cake 4/18/12 at 11:06 AM
Judges tweak Minnesota congressional districts
Minnesotas best-known U.S. House member will seek re-election in a district where she does not live and its top-ranking federal representative will run in slightly less friendly territory after a five...
2/21/12 at 11:29 PM Republicans hope to get noticed in precinct caucuses 2/6/12 at 5:18 AM
Timeline of Minnesota legislative-related events this year 1/20/12 at 1:35 PM
#OccupyWallSt Has Arrived. So Where's #OccupyLima?
A lot has changed since I've left the States. The nation flirted with economic catastrophe during the debt ceiling debacle. The Detroit Lions became a force in the NFL (with a passionate-bordering-on-...
10/17/11 at 12:30 PM Your Smog Is Our Smog 9/5/11 at 5:14 PM
Congrats to Goldie, and thanks for the abortion talk
Goldieis the winner of two DEM-NPL tickets I gave away yesterday as part of a discussion centered around government's role in abortion. Congrats to him. Unlike my promised random.org means of selecti...
10/14/11 at 7:55 AM GIVEAWAY! Two pork-roast dinner tickets 10/13/11 at 2:58 PM
Thanks for nothing shutdown...
Thanks to the Minnesota shutdown, there were no races at Canterbury Park over the Fourth of July. Lucky for us, training hours and the backside is still open. No races meant no spectacular fireworks ...
7/6/11 at 10:48 PM
Lyrically Awesome: Updated
I know a lot of people don't share my wordy-weirdness, but the deciding factor on whether I love a song or not is usually how good its lyrics are. I'm definitely one of those people who almost always ...
7/1/11 at 4:58 PM
Seeking Balance Upside Down
When I was young, I spent as much of my time upside down as I did right side up. My family would often find me standing on my head, legs propped against the kitchen refrigerator, or leaning against t...
2/22/11 at 10:56 PM