New political boundaries drawn for Minnesota; Michele Bachmann catches break in Minnesota congressional map; Subtle changes in the 1st and 2nd Districts; New boundaries create open seats in Central Minnesota; Range retains similar legislative delegation;
Archives for February 2012
Plans to redraw Minnesota’s congressional and state legislative boundaries are making waves that are reshaping the state’s political landscape.
UND Fighting Sioux nickname battle refuses to die; UMD fans again warned over ‘offensive’ chants; Bachmann to run, regardless of map; Will new redistricting map bring Minnesota more competitive US House Races?; Fatal crashes near Alexandria; Ron Paul: Don’t tell farmers what to raise, sell; Priest’s suicide saddens Fargo diocese
A disputed plan to quarry granite along the Minnesota River in the western part of the state has moved a step forward. But it may also face a significant new hurdle. The Big Stone County Planning Commission recommends the county require Strata Corporation to address environmental issues. Opponents say the quarry would cause irreversible damage to a scenic leg of the Upper Minnesota River.
What was viewed as the retiree’s, pensioner’s and widow’s past time swooned a bit a decade ago, but in Minnesota some easing of charitable gaming rules is bringing players back to the parlors.
Widow of oil worker hopes others won’t take decision to work in oil fields lightly; Minnesota: A human trafficking battleground; Minnesota House passes bill stripping seniority as key factor in teacher layoffs; Chairwoman says Fond du Lac Band made ‘great inroads’ in 2011
Mayo Clinic researchers estimate the hospitalization costs for underage drinking in the United States is about $755 million a year, according to a new study. Much of the cost goes towards treatment.
Happenings: Anti-valentines, Land by Hand, Still Life with Iris
A program that hires low-income Duluth residents to transform urban lots into vegetable gardens will begin selling produce in neighborhoods to address “food deserts.”
Different approach, same message from Gov. Dayton: Work together; Santorum goes after Obama in Fargo, N.D.; Ron Paul to visit North Dakota this week;