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MN Blog Cabin Roundup, 9/27

Settling on the minimum wage; defending Obamacare; mayoral candidate interviews; and more.

‘Settling’ for $9.50 an hour

from mnpACT! Progressive Political Blog by Dave Mindeman

Maybe we have to “settle” for $9.50 an hour now, but that is not going to be the end of the conversation. We can certainly talk about small business exemptions, but there is no excuse for multi-billion dollar profit makers to use public assistance as their health care benefits package.

Is Katie Sieben next in line to run with Gov. Dayton?

from by Michael Brodkorb

If Gov. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Prettner Solon decide to part ways, who will Gov. Dayton select to potentially be the next lieutenant governor of Minnesota? State Senator Katie Sieben (DFL-Newport) continues to be the focus of the most speculation as Gov. Dayton’s new pick to be lieutenant governor.

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Time for Obamacare supporters to let their light shine

from Wry Wing Politics by Joe Loveland

The minority intent on repealing Obamacare has created a good visual with the card burnings. Now, the majority of Americans who either want to maintain or strengthen Obamacare need to create a memorable counter visual.

Mayoral candidate interviews: Anderson, Clark and Samuels

from Stubble by Tom Johnson

Stubble continues its series of interviews with Minneapolis mayoral candidates, including the all-important question, “Where is your favorite place to get breakfast in Minneapolis?”

Aerial photos of Minneapolis give sense of larger spatial relationships

from by Joe Scott

That’s why I found these photos by Lucie Maru particularly striking. They offer a rare glimpse of the city from a point of view that’s close enough to recognize large landmarks, yet distant enough to get a good sense of their larger spatial relationships. 

Ginseng season is upon us! Minnesota state laws

from Bluff Country Woman by Beverly Sandlin

Everything you need to know about foraging for wild ginseng in Minnesota.

Phyllis Kahn celebrates her election night victory, 1972 

from MN70s by Dave Kenney 

The election of 1972 was a political breakthrough for women in Minnesota. Six women were elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives that year, five for the first time. While those six women—DFLers Phyllis Kahn, Joan Growe, Helen McMillan, and Linda Berglin and Republicans Ernee McArthur and Mary Forsythe—still represented a small legislative minority, they blazed a path that others would follow. 


from Duets Blog by Brent Carlson-Lee

Greek yogurt has experienced a meteoric rise in popularity and a proliferation of brands seeking to benefit from this health-related trend; however, the so-called Greek yogurt found on America’s supermarket shelves is rarely Greek. It’s not actually from Greece. I can accept that. It’s made from low-fat milk, not whole milk. Ok. And it’s made from cow milk, not goat milk. Fine. But put it on cereal and I think we have Greekwashing, a shameless ploy to capitalize on the Greek yogurt trend.

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