Voter ID, electronic pull tabs, Duluth Pack goes to Washington

Constitutional Amendment requiring Voter ID has a long road to the ballot

MPR News: “A proposed constitutional amendment to require Minnesotans to show photo identification in order to vote is facing a rough road at the State Capitol. Amendment opponents packed a Senate hearing on the measure Wednesday and dozens took turns to criticize the bill, providing most of the five hours of testimony.”

“Very simple, very easy, you walk in, take out your wallet, you produce your photo ID, you say I am who I am, and then you vote,” said Rep. Kurt Zellers, R – House Speaker.

“If we’re going to do constitutional amendments, let’s do constitutional amendments that help people and not attack people,” said Rep. Tom Rukavina DFL – Virginia.Northland News Center

The pros and cons of electronic pull tabs

KARE11: “Supporters for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium say electronic pull tabs could fund the state’s share of the project and generate $72 million a year, but at what cost?”

Minnesota bill to end teacher seniority sparks debate

Fargo Forum: “A bill introduced in the Legislature to end the use of seniority in determining teachers’ job security is getting mixed reviews from administrators and teachers in Moorhead and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton schools.”

Target Center deal bound to a ‘mistake’

Star Tribune: “Minneapolis took over the arena 17 years ago, and now it’s become a sticking point for a Vikings stadium.”

Mayo researchers find possible link between anesthesia and ADHD

MPR News: “Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have found an increased incidence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder among children exposed to anesthesia more than once before age two.”

Romney stumps in Minnesota

Mitt Romney riding high in Minnesota visit

MPR News: “Still riding high from his decisive win in Florida’s Republican primary, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney didn’t seem bothered a bit when a supporter of same-sex marriage threw glitter on him at the beginning of his Minnesota rally.”

‘Poor’ quote by Romney joins a list critics love

New York Times: “Mr. Romney’s aides cannot always bring that well-known level of discipline to one crucial aspect of the campaign: their candidate’s seemingly endless ability to utter remarks that, to the delight of his critics, sail onto political blogs, YouTube and Twitter.”

Duluth Pack shines in D.C. spotlight

WDIO: “The President of Duluth Pack spent the morning on Capitol Hill talking about his effort to produce ‘Made in America’ products. The opportunity gave him the chance to show off some of Duluth’s most successful wares.”

Bakk: Senate must explain Brodkorb legal situation

Hot Dish: “Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk has asked Senate Republicans to explain who gave Secretary of the Senate Cal Ludeman the authority to hire a lawyer to defend the Senate against any legal action from Brodkorb.”

Federal election filings show Faribault contributors

Faribault Daily News: “Federal Election Commission campaign filings were due on Wednesday and a look at the data reveals lopsided fundraising so far in the First District congressional race.”

DFLer Sund stumps for support at Southdale Library

Minnetonka Patch: “‘Fairness’ was the theme of the evening as prospective 3rd District Congressional candidate Sharon Sund spoke to a small crowd at Edina’s Southdale Library.”

Minnesota’s Fiscal Disparity tax redistribution explained

MPR News: “The program, known as Fiscal Disparities, shifts tens of millions of dollars of property tax base between communities in the metro. Some cities, counties and school districts gain tax base, while others lose it.”

Anishinaabe photographer Travis Novitsky

WTIP: “In this interview with photographer Travis Novitsky, he discusses his love of photography, his influences, his favorite subjects, the process he uses to achieve his amazing results and the role photography plays in his life on the Grand Portage reservation in far northern Minnesota.”

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