STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Lockout extension out
By Don Davis
Minnesota senators removed extended unemployment benefits for workers locked out by employers in labor disputes during a Friday bill debate
The provision was a Democratic response to a 20... Posted on 4/19/13 at 6:21 PM
SOCIAL SECURITY INFORMATION AND UPDATES Newest Annual Statistical Supplement now online
The Annual Statistical Supplement, 2012 just became available online at http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/supplement/2012/index.html.
There is a massive amount of interesting information here,... Posted on 2/7/13 at 12:36 PM
HUNGRY FOR LIFE Randy Lee Big Time Jazz Orchestra
Don't forget to get your tickets early for this greatFREE event. Tickets are available through the Black Bear Players Club. You can get up to four tickets.
Thismusical event is the day befo... Posted on 11/2/11 at 6:29 PM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Project New Hope
I am going to present a recipe for a bad day and you tell me when it starts to taste little familiar. First start out with three cups of fatigue then fold in hopelessness and an inability to f... Posted on 7/15/11 at 10:44 AM
When our veterans signed up to serve, there wasn’t a waiting line, and there shouldn’t be a waiting line here in the United States when they return. Not for a job, a home, or an education, and certainly not for the health care they’ve earned.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Special to the News Tribune
, May 23, 2013
Three retired Air Force officers involved in historic 20th-century struggles that advanced civil rights for blacks will speak today at the University of Minnesota Duluth as part of Black History month.
Even before I enlisted in World War II, I thought war was a once-in-a-lifetime proposition. However, since then, war has continued almost continuously in some region of the world — with the U.S. often there.
Over the 60 years since B Company was activated for war in Korea, these men and women have continued to sustain one another. The surviving local members of B Company still meet once a month for lunch, and their wives join them every two months.
I served my country with great pride with the intent of protecting our Constitution and all the liberties within. So when I am asked if it is important to support our troops, as the News Tribune’s Sunday Opinion page asked, I am taken aback.
I was driving a rental car in Phoenix during rush hour with a fellow pilot. I saw a magnet on the back of a tidy compact car driven by an elderly couple. It was a vertically oriented rectangle. It had a red border surrounding a white field. There was a solid gold star in the center.
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