Rebuffed in his attempt to become governor of Iowa and overturn through executive order the Iowa Supreme Court’s decision legalizing gay marriage in the state, Bob Vander Plaats set his sights on leading the effort to remove three court justices who faced retention votes. Their defeat became his obsession.
Minnesotans are living in denial.
That’s the main message we take from a survey of 500 Minnesota residents, conducted in April by the Alliance for a Healthier Minnesota, a coalition of large employers and health organizations.
The city of Bemidji, in order to appease a few birdwatchers and solve a few problem cat hoarders, have gone way overboard in proposing an ordinance that essentially intrudes into the private lives of its citizens.
It is becoming increasingly apparent that access to affordable Internet broadband is becoming the issue of the 21st century just as bringing electricity to all American homes was the issue of the early 20th century.
It’s been one of the great Minnesota debates: Ma and Pa resorts vs. schools. In the 1980s, during an economic downturn, the Legislature passed a law forbidding schools from starting classes before Labor Day.
In the almost two weeks since officials say a Nigerian man tried to blow up a commercial airliner en route from Amsterdam to Detroit, it’s been depressing to watch reactions from U.S. and other governments about aviation security.
People 65 and older will increasingly try to stay employed or find employment for a number of reasons. Some will feel a need to do it for financial reasons. Others will stay working because if fulfills them more than full retirement.
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