Council Member Colleen LaBeau said it is “a real frustration for the public that during a meeting there is blogging, Twitter and Facebook.”
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About four dozen people rallied recently to support keeping a post office open in the tiny town of Lake George north of Itasca State Park. It’s a scene that’s being played out in small towns across the country as the U.S. Postal Service seeks to close facilities that are too expensive to operate.
As they have across the country, Democrats and Republicans are fighting in Minnesota over redistricting. The battle has big backers and money on both sides. The Democratic strategy is funded by a trial lawyer PAC and powerful unions. And as ProPublica has previously reported, the Republican effort is being funded by an opaque group with ties to the Koch brothers, the billionaire energy magnates and powerful backers of conservative politics. But while the parties are working to redraw communities’ political maps, the communities themselves are struggling to be heard.
Citizen voice sidelined by big money in redistricting battle. Foley suspends plan to hire private security guards. Farmers cheer Chippewa Co. decision to pay bounty for coyotes.