THE PERIPHERY Come Celebrate With Me: China Book Release Parties
On January 4th and 5th, I am throwing events in Bemidji and the Twin Cities to announce (and demonstrate) my book about my year in China. Perhaps you'd like an event in your town?
If you've read this... Posted on 12/11/13 at 10:36 AM
HOME IMPROVEMENT WITH ANDY LINDUS FAQ’s About Building Inspectors
Whats the Role of a Building Inspector? A building inspectors role is to survey completed construction projects to ensure that they are in compliance with building ordinances.
Who Do They Work For? M... Posted on 12/2/13 at 7:42 AM
FATHER KNOWS LAST 2013 Twin Cities Marathon
I completed the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday, but as is true with every marathon, the story began WAY before race day. I wont bore you with the details from earlier this year, but running... Posted on 10/8/13 at 2:07 PM
Pat Doar doesn’t race regularly at River Cities Speedway. But the New Richmond, Wis., driver may want to reconsider his race schedule. Doar won the opening feature of the seventh annual John Seitz Memorial Late Model Invitational at the quarter-mile track Thursday night, edging RCS regular Brad Seng by 0.134 seconds in the 25-lap main event that wasn’t decided until the final corner.
State and local officials’ relationship has eroded, according to Executive Director Jim Miller of the League of Minnesota Cities. The league, Association of Minnesota Counties and Minnesota School Boards Association announced their intentions to work together in seeking some legislative relief from state mandates.
"Decisions made four decades ago joined Minnesota's state and local governments in a pact of mutual assistance. What was then considered part of the 'Minnesota Miracle' has long been a source of intergovernmental angst," the Pioneer Press editorial board writes. "We urge state leaders to do what they can this year to relieve this perennial pressure."
Census figures released Thursday highlight the growing diversity of the nation's 366 metro areas, which were home to a record 83.7 percent share of the U.S. population. The numbers from the 2010 count are already having a big effect on redistricting in many states, where district boundary lines are being redrawn based on population size and racial makeup.
It's sometimes referred to as a "crash tax" -- and it eventually could be coming to a Minnesota town near you. Fridley and Columbia Heights already are taking advantage of a state law that allows cities to impose a "reasonable service charge" for serious crashes, rescues and other emergencies.
The task force’s recommendations, released Friday, call for a dramatic expansion and speeding up of broadband service. But the report stopped short of detailing how the expansion would be funded. The report did not call for state spending but left that option open.
The group’s chairman said Adamec’s plight shows how many Minnesotans are at a disadvantage.
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