MN Blog Cabin Roundup: 12/16

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The Cost of Clergy Pedophilia

from Theoblogy

Yesterday, yet another news conference with yet another lawsuit accusing yet another Catholic clergyman of abusing yet more children.

Shelter Report: White Snow and Dirty Laundry.

from Across the Great Divide

I talked to another vet who’d recently found housing and asked him how it was going.

“Oh, it had bed bugs and I moved out,” he said. “I don’t mind. I’ve been homeless so long, I guess I prefer it. I’m happy staying at a church now where they have shelter overflow. The people there are real nice, and I don’t have a problem with alcohol, so I can stay there.”

Obama is Just Plain Wrong on Plan B

The Plan B Debacle: The Sequel

Levonorgestrelan (brand name “Plan B”) is an emergency contraceptive that prevents ovulation after unprotected sex and has been shown to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies and abortions.

Gov. Dayton’s Style of Leadership on the #Vikings Stadium Issue #wilfare

I had a chance to catch a bit of Mark Dayton’s appearance on Mid-Day with Gary Eichten on MPR on the 13th. While the show’s topic was Dayton’s first year in office, spending the public’s money on a new stadium for our local NFL franchise was the most popular topic among callers who, generally, did not support the Vikings’ demands for public funding.

NR Nixes Newt

That said, NR still has a strong presence on the conservative scene and it has now offered its view on the campaign. And we are told that Newt Gingrich should be straight out

Growing local economies like snap peas and green pepppers

I was recently sent a narrative explaining a unique approach to economic development called “economic gardening.” Sure, this is one of many different buzzwords going around now but I thought the description was worthwhile, and relevant to some of the ideas about economic innovation here on the Iron Range and throughout post-industrial or rural communities in the U.S.

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