The University of Minnesota is studying administrative costs, with an eye to reducing them to hold down tuition. Unfortunately, wording of the May 15 announcement suggests cuts are more likely to aid students now in sixth grade, rather than those heading to college this fall.
For the Budgeteer News, 06/11/2012
The battle over crowded rooming houses in areas of Duluth set aside for single-family homes has gone on for too many years, and it’s uncertain how the latest fight will end.
Duluth Budgeteer News, 05/26/2012
Public higher education in America is in deep trouble, yet top University of Minnesota officials are doing the academic version of rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
Duluth News Tribune, 05/14/2012
I had intended to refrain from commenting on the unaffordable retirement benefits for public employees for a few weeks, but a taxpayer group has dug up information about retiree pensions in Minnesota (including Duluth and St. Louis County) and it’s a good time to revisit this topic.
For the Budgeteer News, 04/30/2012
Some Duluth School Board members are finally talking about something that should have been on their agenda a long time ago: scaling back employees’ unaffordable fringe benefits.
for the Budgeteer, 04/01/2012
There’s no question that the word “natural” has great appeal for many folks. Almost every product that can claim with a straight face to be natural proudly says so on its label.
for the Budgeteer, 03/17/2012
A local task force that looked into the issue has urged Duluth City Councilors to ask residents on the 2013 ballot whether they want to use ranked-choice voting in city elections.
for the Duluth Budgeteer News, 03/05/2012
The Dairy Queen on Central Entrance is already open for business.
Duluth News Tribune, 02/23/2012
Duluth’s legislative delegation has made a $6 million request for the proposed downtown multimodal transit center a high priority in the current session.
for the Duluth Budgeteer News, 02/20/2012
Many Tea Party members and some Supreme Court justices love it too fervently, but the U.S. Constitution is a thing of beauty. It has served well for nearly 225 years as the key document of a diverse, complex and ever-changing nation.
for the Duluth Budgeteer News, 02/06/2012
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