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State officials who organized a food safety workshop to help groups meet the requirements of new legislation that became known as the “church lady” bill, were expecting 200 people to take part. More than 700 signed up, and organizers had to cut off registration. Well, isn’t that special!...

Wed, 10/19/2011 - 5:30pm

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Tue, 10/18/2011 - 7:24pm

A Hennepin County court recently awarded a Winona victim of clergy sexual abuse more than $1.4 million. Former United Methodist Minister Donald Dean Budd will owe more than $1 million for the abuse the court said he committed while counseling the woman. Budd served at McKinley United Methodist Churc...

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 7:53pm

If anyone can find a fiscally responsible reason to continue providing Minnesota legislators with per diems, please, do share. We make that request after local and national news reports about such benefits for states’ elected officials....

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 9:32pm

A new Minneapolis Foundation report about racial and ethnic disparities in Minneapolis confirms something we already knew: Deep racial gaps persist in education, employment and income.  What’s different about this examination is its comprehensive analysis of 24 different indexes. The study an...

Wed, 10/12/2011 - 7:27pm

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Tue, 10/11/2011 - 6:36pm

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Mon, 10/10/2011 - 8:42pm

Recent discussions about a statewide effort to unionize in-home child care providers raise a number of good questions. But the one question that stands out — and the one lacking a definitive answer — is really quite simple. How will it help the children? Please know that question is posed with s...

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 6:01pm

With all the uncertainty surrounding how health care reform might play out, the strategy for states should be to control the things they’re able to control, and Minnesota has an opportunity to do that while helping shape the system. Minnesota can be a leader in developing health care exchanges, th...

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 5:59pm

The dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, postponed from August, has been rescheduled for Oct. 16. That date should be moved forward again, unless the ceremony includes a pledge to correct the embarrassingly misleading quotation on the side of the Stone of Hope....

Tue, 10/04/2011 - 7:37pm