MN Blog Cabin Roundup, 10/19

Outlawed: How Minnesota became the first state to discriminate against free, online learning

from Girl Meets Geek by Kate-Madonna Hindes

With the recession ravaging bank accounts and psyches, alike, the online consortium offered  a needed alternative to high tuition and those who couldn’t afford the gasoline to go to class. As of today during the MEA break, Minnesota has outlawed free online learning. Essentially, Minnesota has outlawed the ability for people without means, to get an education.

Mitt’s Mormonism matters: Considering a candidate’s faith

from Theoblogy by Tony Jones

I do not think that religion should necessarily be a deciding factor in choosing a candidate. But of course it should be significant factor.

E-pulltabs: For every $1 in charity the Vikings get $1.80 in stadium

from The Deets by Ed Kohler

Call me crazy, but I think there may be more efficient ways to give money to charities than to give $3 to the NFL, an Las Vegas e-pulltabs gaming company, and a bar for every dollar that goes to charity. It’s costing you $4 to make a $1 donation.

Money, Medicare & the Iron Range: MN-8 lurches to climax

from Minnesota Brown by Aaron Brown

As we said last week, the polls show a tie, perhaps a slight lead for Nolan. Today’s debate and the one scheduled for Oct. 31 in Virginia, MN on the Iron Range are important. Just as important, however, might be the presidential debate tonight. National winds will have a big impact on this race.

Another Catholic voting no

by Leanne Pouliot Kunze on Brick City Blog

I believe my sacramental marriage is so much more than civil marriage, but both are called “marriage.” To me, the sacrament of Holy Matrimony is much more than civic marriage, so let’s keep our focus on our sacramental bond and leave the civic definition alone.

Vote Id: A badly written law that will fix nothing

from Old and In the Way by Gary Sankary

I strongly urge a vote against this. Even my conservative friends, this is a baldy written law that does not belong in our constitution. Lets do the right thing here.

Rural Americana: A personal tour of historic Canton, Minnesota

from Minnesota Prairie Roots by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

LeROY HAYNES WAS BRUSHING green paint onto wainscoting in the sunny warmth of an October afternoon when I happened upon him in Canton, a town of 328, in southeastern Minnesota near the Iowa border.

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Paul Udstrand on 10/20/2012 - 09:19 am.

    The Round-Up this weekend is really good.

    Every one of these blogs is a pleasure to read.

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