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
UPDATED: The keystone of Minnesota Democrats’ budget plans, $2 billion in tax increases, won House approval early today and the Senate pulled a surprise in the early morning hours by approving money to fund state Capitol building renovations.
That didn’t take long. Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders hadn’t even finished hammering out the details of their taxing and spending plans late last week when Minnesota’s neighbors to the northwest, North Dakota, made a bold play to steal away business and jobs.
Paint will cost more and be recycled. Bees will be protected. Financially troubled farmers will be able to access state aid. Those are a few of the impacts from a diverse environment, natural resources and agriculture funding bill headed for Gov. Mark Dayton’s expected approval.
A top White House adviser insisted Sunday that President Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had targeted Tea Party groups only “when it came out in the news” while Republicans continued to press the administration for more answers.
Wisconsin's neighbor Minnesota may have become the 12th state in the country to legalize same-sex unions on Tuesday. But gay marriage is not on the legislative agenda in Wisconsin, and that's not expected to change in the near future.
Several hundred people exercised their lungs and freedom of speech in the Minnesota Capitol on Saturday, awaiting a hot House debate about whether child care providers and personal care attendants should join unions.
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.
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