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MN Blog Cabin Roundup: 3/30

A message from a Republican meteorologist on climate change

a guest post by Paul Douglas on Shawn Lawrence Otto's Neorenaissance

I’m going to tell you something that my Republican friends are loath to admit out loud: climate change is real.

Legal concerns around Pinterest: Advice from a social media attorney

from Communications Conversations by Arik Hanson

I thought I’d take this chance to approach said attorney to answer some of the questions I have about Pinterest and brand usage (as I’m sure many others do at this point) and open up the discussion a bit.

2nd Congressional District — candidate, yes; CD support, ???

from mnpACT! by Dave Mindeman

In a nutshell, I am talking about money. I truly believe that if the powers that be in Washington thought that the 2nd Congressional Distict was really going to show some powerful support behiond any particular candidate, then the DCCC or Unions or other groups would absolutely jump on the bandwagon and enter the fray. But the 2nd District has been notoriously lacking in monetary support.

House omnibus tax bill digs deficit hole deeper

from Minnesota Budget Bites by Nan Madden

The House omnibus tax bill contains a number of tax cuts. In the short term, those tax cuts are primarily paid for by deep cuts to the Renters’ Credit, a property tax refund for low- and moderate-income renters. But in the long term, the House omnibus tax bill digs the state’s future deficit hole deeper, adding $228 million to the $1.1 billion projected revenue shortfall in FY 2014-15.

Misleading Vikings stadium poll from home field advantage meets media scrutiny

from The Deets by Ed Kohler

Why didn’t Home Field Advantage release the poll results to the question, “How important is it to you that the Vikings stay in Minnesota?” Why didn’t Home Field Advantage release the poll results to the question, “If the Vikings were to leave Minnesota because a new stadium was not authorized, who would you feel is most responsible?”

Business group joins stadium debate with lies and bogus numbers

from Thoughtful Bastards by Paul Udstrand

“Home Team Advanage” has issued a “report” claiming that MN stands to loose $533 million dollars if the Vikings leave the state. HTA claims that the Vikings have generated $320 million in sales tax revenue, and $360 in income tax revenue from Vikings players since 1982. There’s really no way avoid the conclusion that these numbers are flat out distortions and fabrications.

Ed Spencer…. the total package

from Governor Arne Carlson's blog

This marvelous man had an impact on everyone he met and every task he took on.  I cannot imagine a leadership post where he would not have excelled from President of the United States to managing an athletic program. Yes, Ed Spencer was the “total package”.  Absolutely.

Rural Faribault church presents 50th annual The Last Supper drama

from Minnesota Prairie Roots by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

EVERY LENTEN SEASON since 1963, worshipers and actors have gathered inside the 1870 limestone sanctuary of St. John’s United Church of Christ—Wheeling Township, rural Faribault, for The Last Supper Drama.

Blog Cabin Picture of the Week

grass field

from "Black Dog Nature Preserve" on Landing on Cloudy Water by Emily Brisse

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