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Bill Coleman

Mahtomedi, MN
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5 years 12 weeks

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Posted on 03/18/14 at 11:00 am in response to Paul Ryan says GOP must become 'a party of proposition'

Ryan's choice of that joke is so illustrative of a mean spirited person.

1) rejecting a death bed request
2) no offer of a suggestion that the bottle be shared with others with a toast to the departed.
3) pissing on someone's casket is as disrespectful to the person and to the religious ceremony

That dude has a lot of anger!

Posted on 03/17/14 at 11:05 am in response to Teardown battle in Minneapolis: A city at war with itself

The City of Minneapolis might want to think creatively about how to redirect the marketplace to spur investment in locations where disinvestment is currently the trend. Encourage both new construction and rehabilitation in these neighborhoods through finance and tax incentives.

Spreading some of the high value construction around all residential neighborhoods rather than focused in the highest amenity neighborhoods would have positive spin-off benefits. Plus it might reduce...

Posted on 03/18/14 at 01:34 pm in response to Teardown battle in Minneapolis: A city at war with itself

Neal, It would be sad to think that the only two neighborhood options in Minneapolis are high end luxury and gunshot-ridden crime scenes. Expanding the number of areas that re-investment is occurring should be a goal of the city. As I noted above, financial incentives could be used to mitigate financial risk.

When Dayton came into office, the GOP predicted that our economy would crash under the burden of the tax increases. They were certainly wrong about that!

Now that the state's financial crisis is over, it seems that the DFL moving towards tax simplicity by aligning with federal provisions seems like a decent move.

Of course, now the GOP wants to "give all the money back" just as in the "Jessie checks" years that put the state on the financial precipice when the economy crashed...

Posted on 02/22/14 at 01:12 pm in response to Keep government notices in newspapers

Publishing in the newspaper is an expense that could easily be reduced though technology. Rather than just having to post notices online which I agree could go un-noticed, governments could be required to post them on their Facebook pages or set up email subscription services for residents to receive all notices or a subset of notices by neighborhood or topic.

Seems time to make this simple step forward.

Posted on 02/22/14 at 01:22 pm in response to Dinkytown boutique-hotel plan faces delay

Let's see... no named architect for these buildings. No famous businesses that started or occupied them. "Hippies yelling and police pepper spray" as historical designation criteria? Frey calls it a commercial corridor - Central Avenue is a corridor, a two block street is not.

Seems that this type of development is what the city leaders wanted and promised when the metro area funded light rail projects. They promised development and then, when it arrives, they don't want it....

Posted on 01/21/14 at 12:35 pm in response to The bus stops here — and here and here and here

It seems an easy choice to cut half of the bus stops in most of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Stop at only the even numbered blocks. At most, people would be only one block farther from a stop.

Posted on 01/15/14 at 06:21 pm in response to Prettner Solon steps aside; Dayton’s DFL crossroads

Katie Sieben represents southern Washington County and parts of Dakota County.

I had a great experience yesterday at Lake Country Booksellers in White Bear Lake. Shopping for my son, the staff came with several great ideas and we also shared a few laughs!

This article sounds like KFAN after Monday's game. Chamberlain is a leader of the GOP; his team was on board too. And now he is ripping his team on both sides of the Capitol.

Who cares where the Wilf's get their share? Sounds like they are getting their share from their customers and from the NFL, a corporation of which they own 1/32 share. What is the problem there.

The San Francisco 49'ers are, in fact, moving down the road to Santa Clara. 52 miles. This City is...