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MN Blog Cabin Roundup, 6/20

Minnesota beats Wisconsin on economic growth; two polls paint different pictures of Minnesota; and more.

Minnesota’s economic growth beats national average while Wisconsin lags

from Minnesota Budget Bites by Caitlin Biegler

Minnesota’s economic growth has outperformed the majority of other states, according to a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The new report finds that Minnesota’s GDP grew by 2.8 percent in 2013, well above the national figure of 1.8 percent.

Two new polls paint different pictures of Minnesota races

from LeftMN by Tony Petrangelo

The way SurveyUSA sees things Mark Dayton has experienced an across the board dip in support, losing roughly five points while his opponents gained about the same.

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PPP sees no change and SurveyUSA sees a rather large change, how do we merge these two conflicting views of the race?

About poor Medtronic and that 35% tax rate

from mnpACT! Progressive Political Blog by Dave Mindeman

All this uproar is over a corporate tax rate of 35% – which Paulsen is quick to point out is one of the highest in the world.

Except no corporate entity EVER pays 35%.

Flood prep underway in Faribault

from Minnesota Prairie Roots by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

The waters of the Straight and Cannon rivers, which run through town, are rising. And the city is preparing for possible flooding, with reminders of the September 2010 flash flood ever present.

Summer hours guilt — are you a sufferer?

from Communications Conversations by Arik Hanson

And, if you live here in Minnesota, you know how precious our summer weekends are. Especially coming off a winter where we had about 563 days BELOW ZERO!

Valuable lessons learned as a mom of a gluten free kid

from The Savvy Celiac by Amy Leger

The fact that my daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease so early in life really helped me as an adult, teaching me lessons that have turned out to be very valuable — and I am certain I have not yet learned them all. 

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Kerouac in Minnesota (January 1949)

from A Prairie Populist by Joshua P. Preston

This is excerpted from Kerouac’s “Rain and Rivers” notebook, which includes journal entries from 1949-1950, approximately when the events of On the Road occur. Based on the notebook’s chronology, the following appears to have been written in January 1949 as he passed through Minnesota on his way east.

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