STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Minnesota already working on shorter voter lines
By Don Davis
Long lines at U.S. polling places could be shortened if state and local governments take actions such as allowing early voting and online voter registration, a presidential commission s... Posted on 1/23/14 at 10:04 AM
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STAFF BLOG NEWS TRIBUNE ATTIC 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... Posted on 10/29/12 at 12:54 PM
I found the February DFL caucus to be an excellent way to learn about the issues that matter most to my neighbors and community and a good way to be active in the political process. I look forward to serving as a delegate to the 7th District DFL convention on March 22, and I want to urge my fellow delegates to support Jennifer Schultz for the House District 7A seat.
It is amazing that in this era of mass communication there are people who still confuse weather with climate change or global warming. Whether it be temperature, hurricanes, snowstorms, rain, etc., these are local conditions described as “weather” for your particular area. They fluctuate from day to day and from year to year. Any one local fluctuation in temperature or snowfall does not in itself determine global warming. Global warming or climate change comes from the mass collection of weather data and other conditions worldwide. From those who collect and interpret this data, the climate, to the dismay of the uninformed, is warming.
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton has a double-digit lead over each of his potential Republican challengers in his bid for re-election this fall, while Al Franken leads his rivals by smaller margins, according to a poll by KSTP and Survey USA.
Questions have been raised regarding the voting procedure used to select a new City Council member to replace Patrick Boyle. Like many political controversies, there are clever innuendos and subtle statements that cloud and distort rather than make things clear.
The bungled appointment of Joel Sipress to the Duluth City Council only gets uglier. Last week it was clear councilors voted with bum information. Now it appears they also didn’t have all the information they should have.
State Sen. Ralph Doty of Duluth and James Oberstar of Chisholm are both expected to announced their candidacies today for the 8th District congressional seat of retiring Rep. John A. Blatnik. Additional DFL candidates are expected to announce soon.
Perhaps this is why ranked-choice voting hasn’t been able to catch on, even after years of being touted as the modern, fairer alternative to — to what, counting? Bottom line, it’s more confusing than a David Lynch movie, and — in at least one instance now, here in Duluth — can produce questionable results.
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