THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Newsflyer 24 May 2013
Major Truss Bridge Collapses in Washington, another Ohio River Truss Bridge Doomed, another Iowa Truss Bridge's future in Limbo, Hope for Minnesota Bridge?
O... Posted on 5/24/13 at 4:29 AM
CAPITOL CHATTER A few answers to fiscal cliff questions
The fiscal cliff is getting more and more attention with a Dec. 31 federal government deadline looming, but Americans seem to have a lot of questions:
Just what is the fiscal cliff?
The simple answe... Posted on 11/19/12 at 4:47 PM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Approachably Abrasive
Have you been to a protest lately? Tea Party? Occupy? Vietnam?
We've all heard how protests are handled in China. Throughout my time there, I had heard from the locals and expats bits and pieces ab... Posted on 4/28/12 at 9:20 AM
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton said his efforts to reform state government are saving money, but Republican plans to “gouge” government are “idiotic.”
The Democratic governor and some leaders of his reform movement updated reporters Thursday on their progress, claiming to save $242 million in health-care expenses alone.
MINNEAPOLIS — There is a deeper issue behind the current government shutdown, and it is not what the general public thinks. As Minnesotans fear for their jobs and families, we see tensions rising and trust plummeting. People are steadily losing confidence in our government.
We are in a crisis. And our biggest crisis is not the financial one. We are in a trust crisis, and people are slow to realize the bottom line implications.
Process for developing 2011 budget is recapped
WORTHINGTON — Nobles County commissioners presented their annual Truth in Taxation public hearing Tuesday night in Worthington, but aside from about half a dozen department heads, there were no members of the public present.
The hearing lasted 25 minutes and included a recap of the county’s process for developing its 2011 budget. Final adoption is slated for 9 a.m. Dec. 21 in the Nobles County Board Room.
All three would keep some form of local aid
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s three major governor candidates picked up their rural campaigns in recent weeks, after a barrage of Twin Cities debates and fund-raising needs keep them off the farm and out of many communities.
MORGAN, Minn. — The federal government is sticking its nose into farmers’ business, and hurting Minnesota agriculture in the process, Tim Pawlenty said Thursday after delivering his final Farmfest speech as governor.
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