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Kenneth Kjer

Andover, MN
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3 years 37 weeks

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Posted on 12/22/14 at 05:43 pm in response to In Minnesota, the discipline gap isn't only an urban problem

All I am hearing is White v Black. I don't think that is enough tp draw any type of intelligent opinion.

I worked in law enforcement for 22 years. I still have my old POST Board card. After I left LE I went back to school and obtained a Masters degree and a PhD. Based on the current standards in MN, even with an MBA and a PhD I could not apply for a police job in MN because I do not have an AA degree in Criminal Justice and although fully trained as a police office I have taken and passed the 6 month basic skills test. Here is another problem, an AA in criminal justice is a totally worthless...

Posted on 11/05/14 at 09:31 am in response to With big assist from rural voters, GOP retakes Minnesota House

I just hope they continue with the stupidity of the past. This is the first time I could not bring myself to vote for a couple of GOP candidates. The one that worries me the most is Emmer, he stated quite clearly he was going to follow in Bachmanns path, and he is a lose enough cannon to be a big embarrassment, not to mention he is easily controlled by the party.

Posted on 10/31/14 at 11:00 am in response to The outsiders: how big money flows through Minnesota elections

Why are any of these outside groups permitted to run false ads that are basically lies? Both parties do it and I believe there is a law in the criminal code: 609.765 CRIMINAL DEFAMATION.
I believe these should be enforced and the law amended to allow voters to bring criminal charges to a neutral prosecutor or judge.

Posted on 10/05/14 at 08:44 am in response to McFadden goes at Franken's record in first debate

I don't know why they called it a debate. All McFadden did was make accusations and didn't say anything of substance. The only thing he has tried to do is address Obamacare, but as a person who has dealt with health insurance issues since 1995, it is quite clear to me that McFadden knows less about health insurance than Obama. I can't imagine that anyone would vote for a person whose is claiming that stupidly removing his kids stitches and coaching a group of ten year olds qualifies him for...

I am not surprised Preferred One is withdrawing. It was a bad business decision on their part. Individual health plans are not their niche market, group health is. If anything MNSURE's people should have questioned Preferred's ability to move to a different market on a large scale. I liken this to Target suddenly expanding there pet food section to sell horses and cows.

I think the GOP should actually talk to some of us Republicans in the 6th. I know a lot of people who would have voted for Bachmann, that won't vote for Emmer, myself included. Also McFadden is becoming a laughing stock with ads that really are insulting to most peoples intelligence. Emmer will probably win in the 6th, but that is only because the Dems don't have a candidate who is doing anything. I know one vote he won't get.

Posted on 09/04/14 at 02:10 pm in response to Michelle MacDonald and the anatomy of a political train wreck

The GOP and in particular Kieth Downey is the train wreck. I have no doubt in my mind they Downey and the gang have tried very hard to get rid of McDonald. They have been silent about Emmers arrests, which had they occurred under current law would have been far more serious. I also believe that if the Strib dug into this they could find a couple more GOP representatives have far more serious arrests or pending legal action. How about
GOP Rep. Ernie Leidiger not paying taxes in the...

Posted on 08/26/14 at 09:58 am in response to It's one sorry campaign season in Minnesota

The MN GOP, after being a Republican, has turned me into an independent with their stupidity. I have never in my whole life and I am 71, seen such fools trying to govern. It is absolutely complete idiocy.

Why is it so hard to teach reading, and why don't school districts understand that without reading a child or an adult can really not function in our society. Drop the other classes until they can read and read very well. I fail to how any student can grasp any other subject if they can't read.