Editorial: Candidate’s attack on governor was irresponsible
“Mike Parry pops off again. It fits a pattern. It’s also part of the reason voters should reject him,” writes the Star Tribune editorial board. *
Data requests show cities can’t keep citizen email addresses private
MPR News: “Minnesotans who have signed up for online alerts from their municipal government might be surprised to learn that email addresses cannot be kept private.”
Wolf hunt opponents campaign to stop season
“A group opposed to the hunting and trapping of gray wolves is petitioning the Department of Natural Resources to cancel this year’s planned wolf hunt in Minnesota,” reports MPR News. The Wisconsin State Journal reports on a lawsuit against the WI DNR to stop the wolf hunt there.
New map shows where ATV riders can go off-highway in Superior National Forest
“The maps are black and white and are crowded with forest roads and trails. The new policy requires knowing the legend identifying the rules for each type of road marking on the map. Some routes are open to all types of off-highway vehicles, some are open only to smaller ATVs and others have seasonal restrictions. The rules might be defined by whether the route on the map is shaded or dotted, for example,” reports the Duluth News Tribune.
$1 million each year for all, as long as tribe’s luck holds
New York Times: “The Shakopee Mdewakanton are believed to be the richest tribe in American history as measured by individual personal wealth: Each adult, according to court records and confirmed by one tribal member, receives a monthly payment of around $84,000, or $1.08 million a year. The financial success of the 480 members of the Shakopee Tribe — whose ancestors 150 years ago were hunted down, slaughtered and eventually exiled from Minnesota — derives from their flourishing casino and resort operation, which on weekends swells the population of their tiny reservation to the size of a city.” *
In the 8th, Jeff Anderson banks on home field advantage
MinnPost: “His campaign message is a simple one: I grew up here. I got a job here. I stayed here. And I know how to make sure others do the same.”
Bills, Klobuchar disagree on farm bill — and nearly everything else — at Farmfest
MinnPost: “In their first joint forum, Republican candidate Kurt Bills voiced his opposition to the $500 billion, five-year farm bill that his opponent, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, helped shape.Wednesday’s candidate forum at Farmfest here displayed the stark differences between the two U.S.” Capitol View posted the full debate audio.
John Brennan’s awesome Bachmann putdown
“John Brennan, President Obama’s top counter-terrorism adviser, brushed off Rep. Michele Bachmann’s suggestion that Muslim Brotherhood agents had infiltrated the federal government, giving an obvious eye roll when asked about it,” writes Salon. *
Key financiers back up Schulze bid for Best Buy
Star Tribune: “Private equity firms would help bankroll the founder’s bid for Best Buy, but the company’s directors haven’t advanced the proposal.” *
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