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MN Blog Cabin Roundup, 1/4

Violent video games and violence in schools, ideas for replacing Macy’s, top home inspection photos, and more.

Call of (parental) Duty: Parts 1, 2 and 3

from Human Rights Warrior by Jennifer Prestholdt

A mom and her son debate the merits of violent video games.

A modest proposal to save our kids

from Tim Droogsma’s Blog

If you want to stop mass school killings, here’s how you do it: You post a trained, armed guard in every school in America. Let’s think about the mechanics and cost of that.

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Taliban Law: How Iowa’s ruling could affect H.R. law across the country

from Girl Meets Geek by Kate-Madonna Hindes

This week in Iowa, a court ruled that managers and owners could, “fire workers for irresistible temptation.”

Ideas: Let’s reuse St. Paul Macy’s!

from by Julie Kosbab

Downtown has a 21% office vacancy rate, and a big empty county jail on the river no one wants to redevelop. The optimism of the city in press conferences seems to be driven by the fact no one wants to walk out and say, “meh.” So what to do with the space? Here are a few ideas.

mnpACT!‘s top 10 best and worst political people of 2012

from mnpACT! Progressive Political Blog by Dave Mindeman

A liberal blogger’s take on the best and worst personalities to grace Minnesota politics in the past year.

When the going gets tough, the tough go mansionless

from Wry Wing Politics by Joe Loveland

 I do feel we should invest in rennovation of the State Capitol Building and most other older public buildings.  They are historic and heavily used public assets that are well worth preserving for future generations of Minnesotans.  But I’m not persuased that The Residence is worth a $6 million renovation, because I’m not sure it’s needed at all.

Top 20 home inspection photos from 2012

from the Structure Tech Home Inspection Blog by Reuben Saltzman

We post a new home inspection photo on the Structure Tech Facebook Page five days a week.  After pouring over all of our photos from the last year, we’ve come up with our favorite home inspection pics from 2012. 

Courtesy of Structure Tech

MN Prairie Roots’ final photo picks for 2012

from Minnesota Prairie Roots by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

The photographic year in review…

Photo by Miranda Helbling