MIDDLE AGED PLAGUE The Politics of Pinching Peaches
Generally, the produce department of a grocery store is a quiet place.
Pinching peaches, while it is a dreadful practice, doesn't result in sounds from the peaches. I imagine, however, that the peopl... Posted on 8/2/12 at 2:32 PM
STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN DNR sets open houses on changes in special pike regs
The Department of Natural Resources has scheduled open houses from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 17 at four locations in northwest Minnesota to take input and provide information about why it dropped special north... Posted on 2/9/12 at 3:43 PM
PARENT INFORMATION CENTER Setting Limits with Your Children
Every child needs rules and guidelines set by their guardian. But how does a guardian enforce these rules and still maintain a healthy, loving relationship?
Set your rules by enforcing good outcome... Posted on 11/5/11 at 9:19 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Peterson calls for cutting federal red tape
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., joined other lawmakers from both parties and both congressional chambers in introducing a bill they claim will streamline federal regulatory processes.
Sounding a ... Posted on 9/23/11 at 11:17 AM
Doug Losee and other mining experts say that, in general, Minnesota's rules on frac sand mining are already more stringent than Wisconsin's, and they could become even stricter under proposals being debated by the state Legislature.
A byzantine maze of maritime rules and regulations, fragmented oversight and a patchwork quilt of nations that do business with cruise lines make it tough for consumers to assess the health and safety record of the ship they're about to board in what for many is the vacation of a lifetime.
Any frequent reader of this column will realize that I’m fairly open-minded about any outdoors discussion and savor a passionate conversation on outdoors topics. One topic that seems to come up fairly frequently is regulations — and whether we need more or less of them.
Ice anglers no longer have to drain the water from their bait buckets when leaving the ice of the lake or river they’re fishing, under rules recently clarified by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources... and more.
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring farmers and food companies to be more vigilant in the wake of deadly outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe and leafy greens.
Ensuring fairer rules and fewer delays in the state’s regulatory landscape is among the Minnesota Chamber’s top priorities for the 2012 Legislature. It is at the foundation of ensuring a strong business environment, and, in doing so, maintaining and creating jobs for Minnesotans.
We all want to protect wildlife. Many of us hunt and fish. But the idea that this agency — backed up by the hammer of the justice department — looked for dead birds over a 45-day period in North Dakota and took severe action after finding 28 dead birds puts an exclamation point on my friend’s fear of the escalating “artificial cost of regulation in America.”
President Barack Obama said the seven proposals he did identify are not final and that his administration will "give careful consideration" to cost-savings. He said his administration already has made changes that have saved more than $10 billion in regulatory costs over the next five years, and said new regulations must meet cost-saving requirements that he ordered earlier this year.
More than four months after President Barack Obama ordered agencies to weed out rules that stifle economic growth, the administration Thursday released some details of hundreds of regulatory changes that the White House said could save businesses billions of dollars and tens of millions of hours of work.
A Republican-run hearing on eliminating federal regulations quickly erupted into partisanship Wednesday, as GOP lawmakers said many rules cost American jobs while Democrats insisted they protect public health, the environment and even national security.
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