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Pat McGee

Coon Rapids, MN
Commenter for
5 years 3 weeks

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Posted on 04/08/14 at 10:20 am in response to Minnesota Lottery's online push hits bipartisan legislative wall

“We just don’t think Minnesotans voted for this in 1989,’’ said Sen. Rod Skoe, DFL-Clearbrook.

That is probably true as far as it goes. Widespread use of the internet didn't start until the mid-1990's. Smart phones still later. It would have been difficult to vote for or against a technology yet to be deployed.

Posted on 04/08/14 at 09:50 am in response to Minnesota Senate's '$77 million workspace' finally passes

One of them (Park or Center) should change their name. That step alone would help since almost no one can remember which is which.

Mayor Hodges comments are beyond embarrasing, for sure. If this is "absolutely everying we cared about" it will be a long four years with her at the helm. Because, what else is there left to do, now that everything she cared about is lost.

Posted on 04/02/14 at 09:45 am in response to Mayor Betsy Hodges to make her first MinnRoast appearance

Is what City Hall staffers have been wondering since she took office. Now we know where to find her.

Taxpayers would probably prefer that she start making some of the hard decisions she is paid for. SW light rail is one. The moratorium is another.

Posted on 03/20/14 at 12:04 pm in response to Sunday liquor unlikely, but 'growlers'...

I know quite a few people who work at Target corporate headquarters and "fast, fun an friendly" are words that they have never used to describe the Target culture.

Where can I find the study of the Nicollet Mall re-do? It could use a facelift but I don't know how they will get people to come unless they have a sure way to get destination retailers and restaurants to locate there.

Posted on 02/07/14 at 10:19 am in response to DFL Sen. Cohen: Give the filmmaking 'Snowbate' a chance

Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13, permit government entities to charge the actual cost of an employee making copies or providing electronic data. I seriously doubt it costs $5 per lookup/query. More like 5 cents or less.

Posted on 02/04/14 at 09:46 am in response to Minneapolis Mayor Hodges keeps six department heads, axes two

No mention of Regulatory Services department head or the Police Chief. Rumor is she will buy out the chief's contract at the end of this year.

Posted on 01/31/14 at 10:02 am in response to Is this the Republican alternative to Obamacare?

The cost for my doctor's visit last week was $1,772. Followups to the cause of the visit will run me another $1500. That's not chump change and it is out of pocket money. My employer upped our deductibles and out of pocket to $6,000 this year.

Posted on 01/14/14 at 10:27 am in response to Klobuchar and Franken 'undecided' about Iran sanctions

Ditto what Steven Bailey said.

Also, the analysis "found" is factually incorrect. It predicts, speculates and hopes but it cannot "found" the future.

Posted on 01/07/14 at 12:51 pm in response to Cold snap highlights challenges of creating a city for all seasons

Interesting that the plaza will be heated. Perhaps you can do a column with more details about the Interchange. What will protect people from the massive wind tunnel that the area is?