Only a few months after the defeat of a constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex marriage in Minnesota, advocates are introducing a bill in the Legislature to allow same-sex marriage. Today’s Question: Should the Legislature pass a law to allow same-sex marriage?
Archives for February 2013
Yahoo has told its employees who work from home that they will have to work at the office instead. A company memo says, “Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home. We need to be one Yahoo, and that starts with physically being together.” Today’s Question: Is it good for a business Read more →
The horsemeat scandal that began in Ireland last month has spread across Europe, with horse DNA now having been discovered in IKEA meatballs sold in 13 European countries. Some European leaders are calling for new labeling regulations in hopes of bolstering confidence in the food supply. Today’s Question: Does the horsemeat scandal in Europe raise Read more →
Legislators are chewing over the proposed details of a health insurance exchange that Minnesotans could use to shop for health coverage. The exchange would begin operations by October and serve more than a million Minnesotans. Today’s Question: What features would you like to see in a Minnesota insurance exchange?
In hydraulic fracturing, a sand made from quartz rock plentiful in our region is blasted into shale rock to extract oil and natural gas. Skyrocketing demand for frac sand, a key ingredient in North Dakota’s energy boom, is creating a gold rush in the hills of southeast Minnesota and southwest Wisconsin. Local communities have regulated Read more →