Don’t like the latest Rolling Stone magazine, featuring “glam, rock-star” photo treatment on the cover of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev? Don’t buy the magazine. A simple, First Amendment-friendly response. Quick, direct and easy to accomplish. And some outlets like drug and convenience stores are helping with the decision by refusing to stock the [...]
The number of students who have special needs in Minnesota is growing and the funding system to educate them needs repair.
Forty years ago this month, The Washington Post – and its self-described “young and hard-digging reporters, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein” – took home a Pulitzer Prize for public service for coverage of the Watergate scandal. Other winners in journalism that year included the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times and Knight Newspapers, and entries [...]
Gov. Mark Dayton’s revised budget is much improved over his initial budget of January 2013. He dumped the “business-to-business” sales tax that generated a snowstorm of opposition from Edina to Elk River, from Caledonia to Little Falls, and all parts in between. Business-to-business sales taxes hurt a company’s bottom line because in most cases, the [...]
Editor’s Note: This is the second in a two-part series on bipartisanship. How do the actual players, the politicians, view the words bipartisan and bipartisanship? Last week, we read the comments of some Forest Lake Senior High School social studies students. They gave their honest definitions of the words. This week, we look at the [...]