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June 11, 2013
Column: Continue positive trends of '13 Legislature
The 2012 election was historic in many regards, and the 2013 legislative session was no less significant. As promised, the Legislature and Governor worked together to balance our state budget once and for all -- without any shifts, gimmicks or games. In a break from recent tradition,...
June 11, 2013 - 4:00pm
June 4, 2013
Column: Nursing home workers win Golden Quill
The REaders' Board made quick work of selecting a Golden Quill winner for April 2013. Nursing home workers from across Minnesota convinced lawmakers to grant new money to pay those individuals caring for the state's rapidly aging citizens. The letter reprinted below did an excellent...
June 4, 2013 - 1:08pm
June 1, 2013
Column: 'Tax the rich' actually means tax everyone
With the 2013 session now in our rearview mirror, it's amazing to think about the amount of government overreach we have just witnessed from the governor, the House and the Senate leadership. Just to be clear, this isn't coming from simply a disgruntled Republican. This is being...
June 1, 2013 - 10:00am
May 26, 2013
Column: Government overreach spikes during final week
Someday when we look back at the 2013 Legislative Session, we will remember it as the session the Democratic party controlled all levels of government and abused their power through policies of government overreach. Even if you take away the legalized gay marriage vote and the repeated...
May 26, 2013 - 3:00pm
May 16, 2013
Book Report: The choice is yours: Lovely poems, exploding tourism
University of Iowa Press has just re-issued a book of poetry by Philip Levine, winner both the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book...
May 16, 2013 - 4:36pm
April 30, 2013
Column: Region's communities are boosting early ed
Recently, the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation held its annual community luncheon in Spring Valley. Each year, we do this type of community visit to celebrate our accomplishments and to spend time visiting with our local partners. We chose Spring Valley because of our many...
April 30, 2013 - 7:41pm
April 18, 2013
Column: Family is front, center in early childhood ed
Early Childhood Family Education classes help children grow and develop, enrich family life and provide information and support for families in their important role as parents. Parental involvement in children's education is one of the most significant factors in predicting how...
April 18, 2013 - 4:00pm
April 12, 2013
Column: We can't ignore society's role in brain health
Social neuroscience is an emerging field that uses both biology and psychology to investigate human diseases and disorders. The term social neuroscience first appeared in scientific writing in 1988. While Aristotle observed that man is by nature a social animal, scientists...
April 12, 2013 - 2:00pm
April 11, 2013
Book Report: Another word on former presidents; waxing poetic on the death of a fly
Three American presidents lead off this week's roster of books: Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. You could fill libraries...
April 11, 2013 - 1:53pm
April 4, 2013
Book Report: A new Scandinavian thriller takes the stage
I'm way behind in my coverage of the Scandinavian thriller surge in world publishing, not having even read a Stieg Larsson thriller, so I'll...
April 4, 2013 - 4:28pm
Column: Prevent irreparable damage to pristine valley
The discussion regarding the frac sand issue facing our area has its roots firmly embedded in our insatiable appetite for energy. The development of energy has both an upside and a downside. On the upside, it enables economies to grow, businesses to flourish and workers and their...
April 4, 2013 - 3:00pm
March 29, 2013
Column: Lawmakers advance responsible ore mining legislation
Given the Wisconsin Legislature's focus on economic development and encouraging job creation, our priorities continue to center on building upon last session's improvements in our business climate. One proposal that is part of our jobs agenda is legislation to update and modernize...
March 29, 2013 - 10:00am
March 24, 2013
Column:Minnesota's new exchange anything but healthy
If you want government to control your future health care decisions, you will be pleased to know that a Minnesota Democrat health care exchange bill has been approved by the Minnesota House. Simply put, this legislation is the first step towards single-payer health care. The Democrats'...
March 24, 2013 - 3:00pm
March 22, 2013
Book Report: Indiana, no, make that Wisconsin Jones
When I was a kid in a small Wisconsin grade school, one of my favorite subjects was Wisconsin history, taught to me by my sixth-grade teacher,...
March 22, 2013 - 12:33pm
March 20, 2013
Column: U.S. can't afford flawed health care reforms
Whether hosting a roundtable discussion with the business community, touring a local manufacturing company, or visiting with constituents, I am continually reminded of Minnesotans' concerns about the president's health care law. Patients, doctors, health care providers, employers...
March 20, 2013 - 10:00am