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Archives for April 2010
NASA has released these new satellite photos of the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico.
Update 11:19 a.m. – The highway has just been reopened. A bad accident on I-694, just north of I-94 in Oakdale has closed the westbound/northbound portion of the highway. The crash, according to the MnDOT camera, happened just after the 10th Street exit. Traffic is being detoured onto I-94 westbound. From the look of things, Read more →
Why do some students succeed and others fail? Why African Americans trust government. Should welfare recipients be required to have random drug tests? Copycat kindergarten killers. And what sound best describes Minnesota?
Some people who acknowledge the danger of civil rights violations, see the law as necessary.
Back in 1978, farmer Patrick Benedict of Sabin was the “poster boy” for the American farmer on a Time Magazine cover. He was killed yesterday when his car collided with a grain truck. A few years ago he was interviewed by a farm policy Web site. You can find the audio here. He was asked Read more →
Three items from Planet Petty
It’s not who you think.
More give-and-take on the immigration law, St. Paul and a kid on a bike, an Honor Flight for SE Minnesota vets, the Vikings bill surfaces, and a look back at a bad idea.
To anyone who lived through the Vietnam War, today’s Associated Press poll on Vietnamese attitudes toward their economy has to sting a little bit.
What does an earthquake look like if you’re a small fish in a big pond?
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman today announced a ban on travel by city employees to Arizona. It’s a reaction to the new law in Arizona, requiring people to prove their citizenship on demand.
Two state reps battle for the Republican endorsement for governor.
Few controversies — real or imagined — have died as quickly as the one over new airport signs on roadways leading to the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport.
If an agency that provides health care to Third World countries is providing health care to Americans, does that make America a Third World country?