CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Senate DFL not on board with surcharge
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Senate Democrats do not want to place an income tax surcharge on the richest of the rich, but they are looking into expanding a new tax the governor wants on the to... Posted on 3/20/13 at 7:22 PM
NEW PLATEAUS No $ for Adult Bookstores
The story might seem a bit ho-hum at first: a bank decides not to lend to businesses it deems unethical.
But hold on. How do you interpret the actions of a big bank not lending to certain businesses?... Posted on 3/15/13 at 10:03 AM
STAFF BLOG THE FARM BLEAT Gun debate isn’t a black and white issue
Seven weeks ago, a 20-year-old man walked into an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., and killed 26 people.
Across the country we mourned their loss lives cut tragically short by a guy on a whim wit... Posted on 1/31/13 at 8:54 PM
REPRINT 1960: Area Boy Hurt in Gun Mishap
Edward Koning was shot by a .22-caliber rifle in 1960, with the bullet going through the poor boy's arm and then into his body.... Posted on 10/11/10 at 11:00 AM
OH LOOK! A SHINY THING When Everyone Is Equal
"When I was your age, television was called 'books.'"
- The Princess Bride
Reporter Justine Wettschreck wrote about her experience of the Junior Great Books program yesterday, and I&nbs... Posted on 3/10/10 at 12:00 AM
Bill would give law enforcement more power to deny permits for firearms
ST. PAUL — Criminals would have a harder time getting guns and law enforcement would have more control over weapons permits in legislative efforts aimed at curbing Minnesota gun violence.
Gun control, gun control, gun control. It seems that’s all you hear on the news lately. The anti-gun zealots are pushing for an agenda that will only deprive law-abiding citizens of their Second Amendment rights
As a former sheriff and current state senator, I was sworn to uphold the Constitution of the State of Minnesota and the United States. I take this oath seriously. Unfortunately, it is apparent that some do not.
District 8 Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria
, February 05, 2013
President gives 15-minute speech in front of law enforcement officials
MINNEAPOLIS — President Barack Obama says citizens must make their opinions heard on gun violence issues for change to be possible, and Monday he had the support of at least one member of an audience of law enforcement officials, lawmakers and local leaders on that point.
Danielle Killey, Forum News Service
, February 04, 2013
Have you ever heard the phrase “One bad apple spoils the bunch?” You, Mister or Madam Gun Owner, may not enjoy the legislation that is being presented in federal and state congresses, but you can absolutely thank those loonies for that legislation for being necessary.
Former representative urges Congress to reform gun laws
WASHINGTON — In a dramatic appeal, wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords urged Congress on Wednesday to enact tougher curbs on guns, saying, “too many children are dying” without them.
The idea that we can somehow head off gun violence in public places by flooding public places with more guns, as some are advocating in the wake of the school shooting tragedy in Newtown, Conn., continues to be a baffler.
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