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Esme’s Blog: A Sandy Hook Mother’s Plea

Today Francine Wheeler, who lost her 6-year-old Ben in the Sandy Hook massacre, gave the President’s Saturday radio address pleading for action on gun control measures.

04/13/2013

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2 Minn. Airports Get Delays In Tower Closures

The director of the St. Cloud Regional Airport is welcoming the federal government’s decision to delay the closures of 149 airport control towers nationwide, including two in Minnesota.

04/05/2013

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Panel Created To Trim Minn. Agencies May Get Axed

How’s this for irony? A Minnesota commission created to determine which state agencies and boards are ripe for elimination is now on the chopping block itself.

04/05/2013

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House Group Nearing Deal On Immigration Bill

A bipartisan group of House members working in secret on a comprehensive immigration bill is nearing completion and has met with party leaders to brief them.

03/15/2013

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Pay Hikes Suggested For Minn. Government Leaders

Recommendations slated for action Monday call for the first salary hikes for Minnesota’s governor and legislators since the late 1990s, as well as a substantial restructuring of how top state agency managers are paid.

03/10/2013

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State Pension Funds Underfunded By Over $16B

Public pension plans for Minnesota government employees are underfunded by more than $16 billion — a deficit that’s $4 billion larger than it was when lawmakers tried to shore up the problem in 2010.

01/20/2013

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Government Says It Is Investigating A St. Cloud Data Broker

The government says it will investigate companies that collect and sell personal information about consumers to determine whether they need to improve their privacy practices.

12/18/2012

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E-Pulltabs Coming Up Short In Funding Vikings Stadium

The revenue coming in from the electronic pulltab games are not enough to fund the new Vikings stadium.

12/05/2012

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State Wants Its Cut Of Fair-Goers Parking On Lawns

The Minnesota State Fair might be over, but the state is still fighting to collect a specific parking tax.

10/26/2012

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CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Talk Jobs, Economy and Government

Vestiges of the economy also were found in the second question in the CBS Local Presidential Forum on their view of the role of the federal government.

10/09/2012

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As Promised, Dayton Appeals FEMA Flood Aid Denial

Gov. Mark Dayton is raising concerns about the safety and sanitation of northeastern Minnesota homes that were badly damaged by summer flooding and that won’t be covered by federal assistance.

08/01/2012

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China’s Olympic Methods

There has been plenty of discussion surrounding China and their success in the Olympics. Here is one look at their methods by the Daily Mail in the UK. Read article here.

08/01/2012

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Opinion: Supreme Court Obamacare Ruling Lets Big Brother Walk In The Front Door

The Supreme Court’s decision upholding the individual mandate and the Affordable Care Act amounts to rolling out the welcome mat for Big Brother to intrude on the lives of Americans.

07/03/2012

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Opinion: It’s About Questionable Needs Of Those Who Get Government Assistance

Stricter governmental guidelines are needed for a person to receive a government paycheck. These guidelines need to involve stricter limits on what people can do with their free government paycheck. If something isn’t needed for survival, it should not be purchased with the American taxpayer’s dollars.

07/02/2012

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British Court Blocks Sex Criminal’s Removal To Minn.

Britain’s High Court on Thursday blocked a U.S. government bid to extradite a sex criminal to Minnesota, saying the state’s restrictive treatment program for sex offenders was far too draconian.

06/28/2012

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