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Sally Sorensen

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Hutchinson, MN
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Posted on 11/11/13 at 11:21 am in response to Wisconsin health care plans much more expensive than Minnesota's

In the copy (second time MPR has recently misreported on law): "... Minnesota has new laws that prohibit silica sand mining within a mile of a trout stream in parts of the state."

This is simply factually incorrect: the mining operator needs to secure a permit from the DNR. There's no ban in place. The unwillingness of the Minnesotalegislature to ban mining by trout streams was widely reported last spring.

What's up with MPR being committed to reporting incorrect information...

Posted on 11/01/13 at 03:42 pm in response to 'Game Change' guys say Bachmann was 'spooked' by Rick Perry

Signage in the Upper Minnesota River Valley marking significant incidents in the 1862 United State-Dakota War already carries a WalMart logo tucked in a corner so rebranding trail is the next likely step....oy.

Posted on 09/05/13 at 02:26 pm in response to Lack of design won't slow Saints stadium

Hagedorn said it himself when he came in 4th in a four-person field seeking the GOP endorsement in 2010.

Posted on 07/25/13 at 08:03 am in response to E. Coli closes two Minneapolis beaches

The bloom isn't as bright on Van Binsbergen as the NRCC might want us to believe. In addition to the 2006 run against Lyle Koenen, the Montvideo real estate and insurance agent unsuccessfully challenged former Minnesota representative Doug Peterson (now president of the Minnesota Farmers Union) in 1994.

Indeed, it seems like Van Binsbergen is something of a political cicada, emerging from the banks of the Minnesota River every ten years or so to run for office.

Posted on 07/19/13 at 06:28 pm in response to Will Dayton weigh in on swelling teacher-training controversy?

Where the author sees idealistic "service," some of us see ego-tourism in short stints in classrooms, as well as the patronizing notion that--merely by being the graduate of an elite university and gracing a room with his or her presence--the temporary visitor can so improve the lives of the lesser classes.

Heaven forbid that the millions wealth American have invested in this sort of claptrap could ever be put in the hands of neighborhood-based education groups for real, long-term...

Posted on 07/01/13 at 03:18 pm in response to Brodkorb tape recordings could add pressure for settlement

The headline seems designed to cement low information twitter notion that Brodkorb's got something to bargain with. Body of article suggests otherwise. Fascinating.

Just because Mr. Brodkorb's lawyers can't spell Senator Parry's name correctly is no excuse for MinnPost to do the same. More curious, as I've explored on Bluestem Prairie, is the absence of Mr. Brodkorb's name in Parry's committee reports to the FEC.

Brobkorb left the Parry campaign on December 17, 2011, to much fanfare. Did he return? Did he ever really leave? He doesn't seem to have been paid directly.

Posted on 06/20/13 at 02:30 pm in response to Old Jesse Ventura foe wants in on lawsuit

Do those meteorites provide an explanation for Representative Glenn Gruenhagen (R-Glencoe), who lives in Sibley County?

Posted on 05/09/13 at 09:00 am in response to The real heroes of the gay marriage debate

As a junior at St. Peter High School, I shocked my classmates by being the only one to speak in favor of "homosexual liberation" in a current affairs discussion in Mr. Smart's class. Lots of people hooted, including Mr. Smart. It wasn't pleasant but it didn't change my mind.

But as word got around, gay, bi and lesbian students came out to me. I was a bit rattled, but it didn't take long to realize that my friends hadn't changed--they were the same people they had always been. Only...

It's not central to the argument here, but the notion that caribou, moose and bison "used to occupy most of Minnesota" doesn't seem grounded in fact. The bison in Minnesota were prairie mammals, the woodland caribou a creature of the North Woods, and moose wandered Northern Minnesota.

Wolves definitely lives throughout the state, while two species of elk (a prairie and a woodland species) split the state by major ecosystems.

Moreover, to imply that the DNR's moose management...