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April 18, 2017
Franken's rising national profile is no joke
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — Al Franken was famous before this year. Thanks to a past career he is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable members...
April 18, 2017 - 3:00pm
April 17, 2017
Column: Budget proposal eyes tax relief
A common theme between the 2016 campaign and the 2017 legislative session is health insurance affordability. While Washington D.C. has had difficulty trying to enact reforms to our health insurance system, St. Paul has experienced some success. The Minnesota Premium Security Plan,...
April 17, 2017 - 9:31am
April 9, 2017
No longer retired: Mayor Dowse reflects on 100 days in office
Sean Dowse is 100 days into his first term as mayor, the first elected office he's ever held. So, what has he learned so far? "The workload is...
April 9, 2017 - 11:00am
April 3, 2017
With detailed policy focus, Democrat Tina Liebling to run for Minn. governor
ST. PAUL—Democratic state Rep. Tina Liebling has been known around the Minnesota Capitol as a policy wonk since she arrived in the House...
April 3, 2017 - 11:30am
March 21, 2017
Letter: Why an exemption from overtime?
Sen. Mike Goggin's SF899 takes advantage of workers' tenuous H2A status. Goggin argues, "The choice is solely up to the employee; the bill does not require or expect any worker to work overtime." No, let's be clear. What employee wouldn't prefer overtime? This exemption is for the...
March 21, 2017 - 1:35pm
March 19, 2017
Outdoor groups urge Minn. lawmakers to approve fee increases
DULUTH, Minn.—The time is now to increase hunting and fishing license fees, says a coalition of Minnesota hunting, fishing and environmental...
March 19, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 10, 2017
Letter: Senate File 899 is about giving guest workers choices
A recent letter to the editor from March 1 was critical of Senate File 899, which is my bill to give some seasonal and temporary agricultural...
March 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
March 8, 2017
Viewpoint: Provisional ballots help ensure democracy
The omnibus elections bill before the Minnesota Senate includes a number of important provisions to strengthen the integrity of the voting process. Election law must balance the interest in making the vote accessible to all eligible voters versus guaranteeing only eligible voters...
March 8, 2017 - 10:11am
March 7, 2017
Letter: Well, speak of success ...
Donald Trump's speech must be considered a success after he made it through a two-hour speech without grabbing some woman. He deserves the encouragement. Richard Johnson Red Wing
March 7, 2017 - 8:27am
March 4, 2017
Viewpoint: Advancing Minnesotans, not just their government
The new leadership in the Legislature has already ticked off a few big accomplishments in the first two months of session. Republicans quickly forged a compromise with Gov. Mark Dayton on emergency health care premium aid, on tax relief and on clean energy. We also recently repealed...
March 4, 2017 - 3:31pm
March 2, 2017
Letter: Tell Goggin not to pick immigrants' pockets
To the editor: "I want to go up there and be the representative, be the public servant, be the voice for all the people of Senate District 21."...
March 2, 2017 - 7:00pm
February 27, 2017
Schmit leads new Growth and Justice research group
Fresh off a four-year term at the Minnesota Capitol, former Sen. Matt Schmit will take the lead of a new project with advocacy and policy research group Growth and Justice. The group aims to develop policies that stimulate economic prosperity throughout the state. Schmit will work...
February 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
February 22, 2017
Buffering back and forth: Locals react to Minn. buffer law
Minnesota's buffer law states that all "public waters" and "public drainage ditches" need to have a natural buffer separating cultivated land and the adjacent waterway or ditch by November. Last year, the Department of Natural Resources published an online map that identifies where...
February 22, 2017 - 7:00pm
Buffer statute travels downstream
Residents who lived along Lake Pepin during the 1970s and '80s might remember frequent algae blooms erupting in the water. These toxic algae...
February 22, 2017 - 9:21am
February 21, 2017
Letter: Tele-town hall is form of censorship
I am sitting here Feb. 14, listening to Jason Lewis' telephone town hall, waiting for him to take my call and questions. So far, Lewis has censored the calls and only taken those that have been filtered to support his fear mongering and word salad of trickledown economics. Yes, it's...
February 21, 2017 - 2:00pm