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Disheveled Theologian: Forsaken -- A few thoughts during Lent, week 4
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July 17, 2009
Column: Minnesota Chamber - brightening a dark economy
MINNEAPOLIS -- Grow Minnesota! was launched six years ago on the premise that no one was thanking Minnesota businesses for investing in our state. Today, this Minnesota Chamber of Commerce program is helping to retain and create jobs across the state. This private-sector economic...
July 17, 2009 - 12:00am
May 18, 2009
As others see it: Good news on economy - finally
Did we hear that correctly? Did Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke actually say something positive this week about the economy? Something about it starting to grow again in 2009, after 18 months of a deep recession? Something about stronger home sales, increased consumer spending...
May 18, 2009 - 12:00am
April 24, 2009
Pre-Labor Day school start date fails
ST. PAUL -- Concerns about Minnesota's economy and the tourism industry led lawmakers to reject a proposal allowing public schools to start before Labor Day. Rep. Kim Norton, DFL-Rochester, proposed allowing school districts to begin their academic year anytime before Labor Day,...
April 24, 2009 - 12:00am
April 16, 2009
Editorial: Obama's economic mirage
WASHINGTON -- President Obama has made no secret of his vision for America's 21st-century economy. We will lead the world in "green" technologies to stop global warming. Advancing medical breakthroughs will improve our well-being, control health spending and enable us to expand insurance...
April 16, 2009 - 12:00am
April 6, 2009
As others see it: Obama flexing too much muscle
President Obama fired General Motors Chief Executive Officer Rick Wagoner ... ostensibly due to his failure to come up with a "plan" acceptable...
April 6, 2009 - 12:00am
March 27, 2009
Letter: A story of a layoff
I was laid off on Jan. 29, 2009 after nine years as "legal editor" (editor in charge of content, editing, trafficking, and signing off of pages 2, 3, and 4) of the New York Law Journal. Here's how it went down: I called my boss at the newspaper at 10:45 a.m. and ask if we were...
March 27, 2009 - 12:00am
March 20, 2009
School offers instrument repair
RED WING - Darrell Wilson has an unusual distinction awaiting him. The Lacygne, Kan., student is studying in a field where job opportunities outpace the number of graduates. It's something Lucas Pemberton, Wilson's music instrument repair instructor at Minnesota State College-Southeast...
March 20, 2009 - 10:00am
March 18, 2009
Editorial: Grassley has right to be angry
Sen. Charles Grassley had strong words for AIG executives Monday -- probably a little too strong, but we can appreciate his anger. The Republican lawmaker backed off Tuesday morning from what he said the previous day to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, radio station WMT, the Associated Press...
March 18, 2009 - 12:00am
March 13, 2009
The Forum announces staff cuts
FARGO - The Forum, facing deteriorating economic conditions, announced Thursday the elimination of the equivalent of 25 full-time positions. "We are unsure how long the current and projected economic conditions will last," said James Boberg, The Forum's general manager. "It is imperative...
March 13, 2009 - 9:35am
March 6, 2009
Column: Media plays major role in restoring confidence
FARGO, N.D. -- Where does consumer confidence come from? How is it restored once shaken? And what's the media's role in shaping it? I've been considering those questions lately in light of the biggest national story the past half-year: the economy. Let's start...
March 6, 2009 - 10:53am
Letter: Current economic plan makes more sense
Have you heard it? The sound is deafening on conservative talk radio. Rush, O'Reilly, Lars Larson. It's all in reaction to President Obama's message of letting those tax breaks run out for the wealthy. Now we know who they were really pulling for. Even Newt Gingrich came out of hiding. ...
March 6, 2009 - 10:49am
February 18, 2009
Letter: Is this white-collar crime?
The recent financial collapse has left all of us searching for answers and asking why. I have a couple of sharp friends I share financial information with and have identified three areas we all need to become aware of. The best way to get this information is from www.google.com on...
February 18, 2009 - 12:00am
January 31, 2009
Walz vists Luverne; talks economy
LUVERNE -- "The economy is on a crisis not seen since the Great Depression. Credit is frozen, consumer purchasing power is in decline. In the...
January 31, 2009 - 12:00am
January 24, 2009
Minnesota's workforce is graying
Job losses and unemployment news are making for bleak headlines, but demographers say Minnesota's work force forecast is even more ominous. "The next four years are going to be a period of great social and economic changes," Minnesota State Demographer Tom Gillaspy told local officials...
January 24, 2009 - 5:00pm
January 22, 2009
Letter: Hamilton: Pawlenty on right track with address
Growing jobs and protecting our kids. These are the two identified priorities that pleased me in Governor Tim Pawlenty's State of the State address. I...
January 22, 2009 - 12:00am