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Richard O'Neil

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Posted on 10/24/14 at 11:41 am in response to The crowded, predictable, mostly invisible race for attorney general

Ms. Swanson appears to be a very low key public servant who is totally committed to do her job and doing it well. She takes on "bread and butter" issues that affect our daily lives such as debt-collection and Globe "University". We are lucky to have her serve.

Posted on 10/24/14 at 12:54 pm in response to Promises, promises: revisiting Mark Dayton's 2010 campaign pledges

But It's also highly addictive thus diluting the ability to rationally choose. As a former 20 pack year smoker, I can assure you that it is addictive and critically harmful to your health.

Posted on 09/18/14 at 04:31 pm in response to Poll: Enormous gulf in how Minnesota men and women think

"...U.S. Senators and Congressmen who shill for anyone who'll pay the going rate."

I agree with you that the "tax exempt non-profit status of professional sports leagues" is a monstrous tax loophole that needs to be addressed. However, I believe our people who represent us in DC are some of the best. Do you realize that you are actually accusing them of taking bribes? Do you have any shred of evidence to support your accusation?

I believe the phrase used to jusify your suggestion was called "separate but equal." No matter what you call it, it is just a form of "racism. "

If they physically abuse their kids to the point of drawing blood, from a four-year old no less, maybe they should should go to jail.

Posted on 08/28/14 at 01:55 pm in response to Minnesota Orchestra pulls in $13.2 million in donations

I am guessing that fuel efficiency will continue to increase while roads continue to deteriorate. So, our legislators must expand the tax base to avoid placing the full burden on gas. We all benefit from the road system.

That's a fair question and should/must be answered. The situation in Ferguson and especially Watts apparently was a full-scale riot that required greater than "normal" resources to manage and protect people and property.

I have the greatest respect for the SPPD.

A brownish green slime covers the shoreline area all the way around Como Lake in St. Paul and Sucker and Vadnais Lakes in Vadnais Heights. As early as Easter, it was already coating the pond surfaces around Lexington Ave & Cty Road C in Roseville.

Doesn't she keep getting performance bonuses every year?