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jody rooney

withrow, MN
Commenter for
3 years 5 weeks

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Posted on 04/16/14 at 11:00 am in response to New owner Glen Taylor: less liberal Star Tribune ahead

then I am sure changes will be incremental as he states.

Posted on 04/09/14 at 10:48 am in response to What critics of Obama's foreign policy don't say

the Repubs have no plan and the Dems seems concerned by sticks and stones rhetoric.

At least Kerry talked back.

Posted on 04/09/14 at 11:21 am in response to There is no renaissance in U.S. public-transit use

and not a causal link between them.

Really Mr. Rovick 16 -34 and 14 -34 don't you think there might be something other than preference effecting an age group that wide. Who on earth would think that was not a cherry picked snap shot. I would also look at some other variables like income, current education status, and let's not forget the over drugged ADHD folks in the group. There has been a lot going on in those age groups other than "let me chose a healthier life style."...

Posted on 04/06/14 at 10:32 am in response to The very future of Minneapolis depends on a Nicollet Mall overhaul

be a moving concept depending on topic but it is mostly defined by it's residents.

The part of down town that is Nicollet mall is a place to conduct business. And some businesses still need daily contact as part of their model, and others may just need the corner office to impress or intimidate on occasion. A corporate hierarchy needs a playing field after all, and a place to confine people so you can dominate them. Do you think that's the purpose of the new Senate Office...

Posted on 04/03/14 at 10:37 am in response to Economy-sized dealership has a rich history and an outsized personality

How about "not a clue", that would be more oblivious than conservative. On the other hand from some of the folks I've met it could be the same thing.

Posted on 04/02/14 at 09:44 am in response to Urban development: mixed use, mixed results?

Most of the mixed retail is now starting to have the aesthetic appeal of the suburbs and big box retail which, in my opinion, takes away the charm of the neighborhood.

Are they overbuilt? Not in the long run. But they might be the pale teal and pink of the future.

Posted on 04/01/14 at 02:29 pm in response to Most job vacancies in nine years

Perhaps they should ask the Minnesota companies and laborers that have been working out there for a number of years and sending them products.

Any thing you can do to help them is great but they seem to be doing fine on their own.

Posted on 03/27/14 at 11:17 am in response to Vänskä moving toward return?

It might be noted that where Indian Tribes make up a high percentage of the population and don't pay state income tax or property taxes if they live on the reservation (Dakota's, Montana, New Mexico, and Arizona) this subsidy is perhaps Government dollars that flow to tribes.

I find it ironic that the people who most scream "cut taxes" are from the states that benefit most.

Frankly as state we have it pretty good and we are self reliant. That doesn't mean there are folks...

Posted on 03/27/14 at 10:54 am in response to For the young and 'invincible,' health insurance is a must

Young people are not exempt from serious adverse and expensive health conditions or significant accidents.

If have to have some insurance to drive a car why not health care insurance. The argument is the same. If you have no insurance it costs the rest of us money because should you become an emergency case the hospitals recover their costs from the other patients insurance.

Posted on 03/26/14 at 10:38 am in response to Conservative group hits the airwaves against Franken

smarter than this. But you have to have a pretty sophisticated understanding of the rules and know that nonprofits get their "no tax" status because they are suppose to be providing a "public service".