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MN Blog Cabin Roundup: 4/20

The Legislature and the Vikings: finger-pointing into the void

from Brick City Blog by Sean Olsen

After the failure of the bill, an epic finger-pointing match broke out on Twitter.  Check it out if you care.  Here are a couple of tweets that get to the core of the dispute:

Vikings Stadium Minneapolis Property Tax Giveaway Violates the City Charter

from The Deets by Ed Kohler

It turns out that the Vikings stadium bill violates the Minneapolis City Charter in ways beyond the sales taxes Rybak and city council members have fixated on. The property tax giveaway alone violates the city charter.

Don’t Want a Stadium?

from Mr. Dilettante’s Neighborhood by Mark Heuring

Never fear — there are plenty of people who have other ideas for how to spend your money. So if you like big spending, but can’t stomach a stadium, get a load of what might be coming if the train guys get their way.

Are Discussions About Guns Off Limits?

from mnpACT! Progressive Political Blog by Dave Mindeman

We absolutely need to talk about this. But no one, no Democrat, no Republican, nobody wants to risk the ire of the powerful NRA lobby.

An Open Letter to Arianna Huffington

from Neorenaissance by Shawn Lawrence Otto

I want you to know how much I value your publication, and how I think the dust up over the antiscience HuffPost article “NASA Global Warming Stance Blasted By 49 Astronauts, Scientists Who Once Worked At Agency” is an opportunity for a broader discussion, which you could lead. The story has garnered wide attention in both science and journalism circles.  Why is an important discussion.

Nolan wins Range contests, poised for DFL endorsement

from Minnesota Brown by Aaron Brown

Another weekend of county political conventions in Minnesota’s Eighth Congressional District has put an exclamation point on a political reality. Former Congressman Rick Nolan of Crosby will win the DFL endorsement on May 5.

The Conch Republic

from Barataria by Erik Hare

April 23 is the 30th birthday of the Conch Republic. It is an important day because it is now old enough to start lying about its age. Lying is an important part of the story because a well told lie is the heart of any legend.

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