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Pat Berg

Twin Cities
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And it continues to take increasing amounts of money to reach and sustain those rarified heights (which is going to be exacerbated by recent campaign finance limit changes in the year-end omnibus bill).

The number of people who can and do move in those circles is small and will probably keep getting smaller. Where everyone knows everyone and a kind of "inbreeding" sets in.

We're well on our way to establishing an American version of royalty. I can't imagine the Founding...

Posted on 12/17/14 at 04:54 pm in response to 45th parallel: Markers make note of this Minneapolis distinction

I noticed a couple of schools on the list - Sheridan Elementary School in Minneapolis and Edgerton Elementary in Maplewood. If anyone connected with either school is reading this, it might be a fun school project to mark the line in some way on the school grounds. Could be a fun and interesting learning opportunity!

Posted on 12/16/14 at 09:25 pm in response to Greater Minnesota’s marijuana problem

So your answer is for them to break the law?

That doesn't sound like a very Republican thing to say.

Posted on 12/16/14 at 09:47 am in response to Complications from abortions are rare, study finds

"The researchers hope that this latest data will help inform future policy debates regarding abortion regulation in the United States."

It might if the policy debates actually concerned themselves with actual - you know - data and all that other sciencey-type stuff.

Of course, data has nothing to do with this. The pushers of legislation more closely regulating when and where abortions can be performed have one agenda only, and that is to make abortions unavailable. Period....

Posted on 12/16/14 at 11:23 am in response to Complications from abortions are rare, study finds

The plural of "anecdote" is not data.

Posted on 12/16/14 at 01:26 pm in response to Complications from abortions are rare, study finds

"The vast majority of the women in the study had abortions during the first trimester or early in the second trimester of pregnancy. For that reason, the study’s authors say their findings shouldn’t be used to determine the complication rate among the small number of abortions that are performed later in pregnancy."

I'm sorry, but this early in the pregnancy, we are not talking about a "child".

Posted on 12/17/14 at 07:28 am in response to Complications from abortions are rare, study finds

Bacteria are alive, too. Do you also propose we outlaw antibiotics?

Posted on 12/17/14 at 08:46 am in response to Complications from abortions are rare, study finds

From the article: "The vast majority of the women in the study had abortions during the first trimester or early in the second trimester of pregnancy. For that reason, the study’s authors say their findings shouldn’t be used to determine the complication rate among the small number of abortions that are performed later in pregnancy."

Stop trying to hijack the discussion. (Although if you're speechless, I guess that means we won't hear any more from you on this.)

The point of...

Posted on 12/11/14 at 04:24 pm in response to What kind of parking policy is good for downtown St. Paul?

That's an interesting idea I had not thought about before - flipping the "cheaper on the street, expensive in the ramp" idea around so that street parking is more expensive than parking in a ramp.

I suppose the pushback will be "But ramps cost money to build and maintain!" Like streets don't?

But yeah - instead of subsidizing "Park close to where you're going" (assuming you find a spot!), perhaps instead subsidize "You just have to walk a little farther, but at least you found...

Posted on 12/11/14 at 06:26 pm in response to Vikings and 3M to test bird-safe film for new stadium

With all these media outlets talking about the 3M film which is supposedly under consideration for use on the sports palace, I find it sort of odd that 3M itself has not - to my knowledge - issued any public comments on this.

It sort of has me wondering about journalistic due diligence again . . . . . . .