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Don Effenberger

Maplewood, MN
Commenter for
6 years 45 weeks

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Posted on 12/20/11 at 03:00 pm in response to MinnPost reaches 75,000 comments -- a good time to review the rules

# 5, 10. A very good point. Consider it done.

We'll do our best to prevent the use of Democrat as an adjective in the comments.

Re: #2: We do acknowledge Steven's work with the Met Council in every Cityscape piece he does. It's in the right-hand column as part of his bio: "From 2003 to 2011, he was the Metropolitan Council's director of public affairs."

Posted on 11/17/11 at 08:26 pm in response to Minneapolis property tax increases fueled by loss of Homestead Credit

Karen tells me:

I got my numbers from a spread sheet prepared by the City Assessor for members of the City Council. I also talked to the Assessor, Patrick Todd, about the numbers. This list was prepared about two months ago. I think the data on the web site is older than what was given to me by Todd. The numbers in my story are the numbers they are using at City Hall.

Comment #2: We've corrected the wording to make it clear there would be two or three stops a mile.

Nos. #1 and #2, that's a great idea. Thanks. We've just added such a comparison. You can see the information here:

Posted on 10/17/11 at 09:28 am in response to St. Paul ready to give Ranked Voting its first try

We'e dropped Aspen from the list of cities using Ranked Voting.

Excellent additions!

Posted on 06/30/11 at 04:14 pm in response to U of M's Jacobs says state 'on the cusp of ungovernability'

We've corrected the erroneous headline.

Posted on 06/08/11 at 09:20 am in response to GOP, DFL budget arguments are stuck on 'Repeat' at Commission meeting

Interesting idea, Rachel.

To make it easy for readers to find that information, we have put together three special pages -- one on the governor, one on the House and one on the Senate. They're featured all the time in the righthand column of our Home Page down a ways under Topic Pages.

Here are the direct links to the pages:

You're right, Bob! I did forget "Silence" -- and probably 15 more.