STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Congress to investigate rail safety
By Don Davis
The U.S. House and Senate plan separate hearings on railroad safety after a series of derailments produced a flood of safety concerns.
A Senate committee plans a Thursday hearing, while o... Posted on 2/11/14 at 9:48 AM
THE FLENSBURGER FILES 2013 Christmas Market Tour: Gera (Thuringia)
Situated along the White Elster in eastern Thuringia, one does not pay attention to the third largest city in the state known as Gera, for many reasons. Once dubbed as the industrial hub in the form... Posted on 12/13/13 at 1:12 AM
PEACE GARDEN MAMA II mama mondays: undeserved blessings
A whole lot of things are going right at present, and I find myself feeling giddy about it all. Not that everything is perfect, but there does seem to be an abundance of the good stuff these days. I... Posted on 10/3/10 at 11:00 PM
STAFF BLOG TWIN PORTS BUSINESS More cash for clunkers could be coming
If you want to trade in that old gas guzzler and tap government incentives to replace it with a more fuel-efficient vehicle, you're still in business through this weekend. At least that's what White H... Posted on 7/31/09 at 4:30 AM
The legislation is aimed at “strategic” mineral projects on federal lands, reducing steps required by the National Environmental Protection Act, cutting the review time and limiting public input and legal challenges to mining projects.
Mayor Don Ness said Wednesday that he intends to seek federal disaster aid to help the city recover from what may be millions of dollars in damage to roads, bridges, culverts, sidewalks, parks and more.
Despite numerous phone calls, letters, and e-mails, Sen. Tom Bakk of Cook makes clear in this letter to area newspaper that he has decided against a run for Congress in Minnesota's 8th Congressional District.
Sen. Tom Bakk, special to the News Tribune
, August 24, 2011
Congressman Jim Oberstar, speaking at his office in the Gerald Heaney Federal Building in Duluth, said it wasn’t “any one thing” that contributed to his loss, but added that had voter turnout been higher, “the result may have been different.”
This massive oil spill was easily preventable had government done its job, and had BP been a responsible company and put reasonable safeguards in place, such as a $500,000 emergency remote-control shutoff switch that two other oil-producing nations, Norway and Brazil, require, says The Wall Street Journal. Instead, BP cut corners to save a buck.
The announcement today by Kevin Shibilski of Merrill is another positive sign for state Sen. Julie Lassa of Stevens Point, who is trying to unite the Democratic Party behind her candidacy and avoid a primary.
Democratic U.S. Rep. David Obey’s unexpected retirement has thrust a conservative former cast member of MTV’s “The Real World” into position to capture a Wisconsin seat held by a leading liberal for four decades.
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