DL News Staff
Do you remember the movie "Ground Hog Day" starring Bill Murray? It came out about 20 years ago. The story centers on Bill Murray waking up each day to relive the day before, Ground Hog Day. Things get worse and worse each day with each new same day until he gets events on that day right. We are now looking at three Levy votes in eighteen months. I keep thinking this is my personal "Ground Hog Day" adventure. Two years ago the School Board could see there was a financial "train wreck" on the horizon.
When did protesting the actions of the government become un-American? The recent news about Americans who are protesting governmental actions has brought a very interesting response. Whether it is a doctor in Florida, or a large corporation like AT&T, they are all being accused of being un-American. When did protesting the actions of the government become un-American? The United States was founded on dissent. Those who call these Individuals "un-American," do not understand the true meaning of their words.
The annual study comparing Minnesota commercial property taxes with other states was recently released. This report by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties shows for the umpteenth year that Minnesota is at a decidedly competitive disadvantage among its peers. Legislators have seen this data for years showing the disparity in business climate, but the graph showing tax burdens really struck me this year. I challenge legislators to put themselves in the place of a small business owner. We are struggling -- period.
The "blarney" is getting thick when Representative Murdock and Governor Pawlenty start taking credit for the Perham Resource Recovery Facility in the 2010 bonding bill. As chair of the Senate Capital Investment Committee I would like to share some facts: 1. Governor Pawlenty did not have the Perham Resource Recovery Facility in his bonding bill recommendations. 2. Representative Murdock voted against the House bonding bill which contained the Perham Resource Recovery Facility. He cast "no" votes all three times it was heard on the House floor. 3.
Baseball season is here, and many fans are eager to see vegetarian and 2009 home-run derby winner Prince Fielder hit a home run, or Minnesota Twins vegan pitcher Pat Neshek return to strike-out form. These powerhouses get all the protein they need from veggie burgers, veggie dogs, and vegetarian versions of other stadium favorites, as well as wholesome foods such as vegetables, legumes, and whole grains.
I am astounded at Principal Helen Kennedy's ability to ignore her own attitude toward the MCA testing. I tried to use the MCA test scores as a measure of the Waubun-Ogema-White Earth District's ability to engage and educate American Indian students. I was told repeatedly by Principal Kennedy that those scores didn't mean much.
Our state has entered the age wave, an unprecedented shift from young to old in Minnesota. As we look at these demographic realities, and people's desire for independence and dignity, we need to transform how we pay for home and community-based services so that people can live fully in the communities that they love. Once again, our legislators are confronted with possibly cutting senior services. The current system of financing long-term care isn't sustainable. Looking forward we need to stop this continual battle of cuts vs.
I am LoriJayne M. Grahn, a Minnesota dairy farmer. I am not a member of any organization, but all farmers stand on common ground where we have had enough! Enough of low milk prices, the corruption, and policies or programs where we keep paying more for less. Enough of giving us pennies instead of the dollars we justly earned. We need to unite and save our farms. We need a cost of production and no less.
My husband and I moved to the country for the same reason most people do. To get away from city life, enjoy the solitude, breathe the fresh air and gaze into the night skies. From our house and backyard we can watch our horses as they graze and play in the pasture. The evenings are filled with the usual sounds of the night along with dark skies and illuminating stars. Heaven on Earth, that is until recently. While sitting on our couch the other night we noticed a bright red light looming over the tree line that we had never seen before.
The arts are proven to help close the achievement gap. Did you know that when kids are allowed to use their right and left brains they will acheive more.