from streets.mn by David Levinson
I had a media inquiry a year ago on “Why we become such bad drivers when it snows”, I didn’t take it, but the question is interesting in a sense. Unlike the rain in southern California, it always snows in Central Minnesota, so this is a recurring question.
from Mr. Dilettante’s Neighborhood by Mark Heuring
Immigration is an issue that I’ve always struggled to wrap my mind around because it’s unlikely there’s a good way to handle the issue. I’m especially skeptical about anything that comes out of Washington that is labeled as “comprehensive” because: a) It won’t be; and b) It can’t be.
from Vennes Info by Ken Avidor
Frank Vennes goes on trial next week in a Federal court in St. Paul Minnesota for his role as financier for the $3.6 billion Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Tom Petters.
from Minnesota Budget Bites by Nan Madden
In his recent budget proposal, Governor Dayton outlines how he thinks Minnesota should achieve those goals. Overall, his tax reform plan raises $2.0 billion that is used to address the state’s $1.1 billion budget shortfall (which rises to $2.0 billion when we account for inflation), and to make new investments, particularly in education (early childhood, K-12 and higher education), economic development and public safety.
from Minnesota Prairie Roots by Audrey Kletscher Helbling
As Healing Arts Coordinator Elizabeth Jacobs led my husband and me through the maze of hallways and centers that comprise the hospital complex, I thought how Rhody would have felt honored to be part of an exhibit designed to comfort patients and make their hospital experiences more pleasant.
The art selected by a committee of hospital staff fits the program’s criteria as “healing art,” meaning it must be calming, happy and a positive piece of work, Jacobs says.