Rowdy tax rally; UND considers American Indian portrayals

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Duluth tax rally gets rowdy

Duluth News Tribune: “More than 50 protesters on the steps of Duluth’s Judge Gerald Heaney Federal Building on Tuesday afternoon called on Congress to adopt the Buffett Rule, while an earlier gathering at the Rainbow Senior Center turned into more of a verbal confrontation between left and right.”

No pay raise for elected officials — again

Star Tribune: “The consequences of underpaying elected officials are increasingly apparent. This year and in the last several years, good legislators have chosen to end their public service prematurely because they find the $31,140 annual salary insufficient.”

Former Rochester School Board member: Scrap tenure

Post Bulletin: “A former Rochester School Board member traveled to St. Paul on Tuesday to urge the governor to sign a bill scrapping the state’s teacher seniority system.”

‘The good, bad and ugly:’ UND exhibit reviews use of American Indian names and images

Grand Forks Herald: “The exhibit at UND’s Memorial Student Union, part of the annual Time Out dedicated to Indian culture, history and traditions, is Richie Plass’ way of speaking out on a long-running dispute over how Indians are portrayed.”

Study finds link between 3M-made chemical and cancer

Saint Cloud Times: “A chemical made by 3M Co. found in drinking water is ‘more probably than not’ linked to cancer of the testicles and the kidneys, according to a panel of scientists.”

A more predictable result for the Yankees against the Twins, 8-3 “After being ejected for arguing balls and strikes in the top of the third inning of Tuesday’s game, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire had plenty of time to talk with left-hander Francisco Liriano.”

City responds to Bemidji Township’s letters regarding annexation

Bemidji Pioneer: “The city of Bemidji rejects the idea that there is a dispute with the orderly annexation agreement necessitating the need to delay review by the state Office of Administration Hearings.”

Obama’s home state advantage

Smart Politics: “As electoral map gurus put forth their latest projections, here is one tidbit to consider: the major party nominee from the most populous home state has won nearly twice as many presidential elections in U.S. history (32) as the nominee with the smaller home state population (17).”

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