THIS WOMAN WRITES 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... Posted on 5/10/13 at 2:48 PM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Bullitt... Posted on 5/10/13 at 10:39 AM
STAFF BLOG OIL PATCH DISPATCH 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... Posted on 5/1/13 at 7:22 PM
STAFF BLOG EH? PLUS 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... Posted on 4/25/13 at 12:00 AM
STAFF BLOG JIMMY JABBER 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... Posted on 2/14/13 at 1:00 AM
Despite Democratic fears, predictions of the demise of President Obama's agenda appear exaggerated after a week of cascading controversies, political triage by the administration and party leaders in Congress and lack of evidence to date of wrongdoing close to the Oval Office.
A news story the other day said Minnesota lawmakers “must decide exactly how to raise about $2 billion for the state … before the Legislature adjourns Monday.” Must? And, $2 billion? Why do lawmakers feel obligated to raise our taxes by so much?
Leading Minnesota lawmakers sorted out a tax package Thursday that will require the wealthy, smokers and corporations to pay more, a cornerstone of the next state budget that they’re running short of time to pass.
UPDATE: President Barack Obama confronted a trio of controversies today, pledging to work with Congress to ensure the IRS doesn't abuse its power, urging legislators to provide more money to strengthen security at U.S. diplomatic outposts and promising to seek "a balance" between national security and a need to protect freedom of the press.
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