editorial

FiberNet’s continuing on its present course represents poor governance and is a waste of taxpayer’s dollars. Change is needed. The city should take two more years to work on the operational and associated issues surrounding FiberNet, then make a decision to fish or cut what’s become an ever-dangling broadband bait.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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