By Peggy Bakken
The year 2018 promises two blockbusters for Minnesotans: the Super Bowl and the November election. And I have theories about both as well as other topics sure to make headlines in the next year.
This is the final installment in an editorial series called The Changing Face of Minnesota. This year, the ECM Publishers Editorial Board examined demographic changes and disparities in Minnesota that center around race, wealth, age, region and employment.
I was worried when voters ignored allegations of sexual harassment (and general disrespect) by President Donald Trump and elected him anyway.
The last presidential election may have raised more concerns than it settled. However, there is one thing all Americans should agree on – the legitimacy of our elections is under attack.
Job statistics can be mercurial, especially the more often you measure them. One month’s job-loss chill can be followed by a white-hot month of gains.
Regardless of our differing political views, all Minnesotans should be unhappy with the final result of this year’s session of the Minnesota Legislature.
This is the second installment in an editorial series called The Changing Face of Minnesota. This year, the ECM Publishers Editorial Board is examining demographic changes and disparities in Minnesota that center around race, wealth, age, region and employment.
As the 2017 legislative session weaves its way to a May 22 session end, education policy proposals abound and it is uncertain which proposal will find its way into law. The Minnesota Legislature must reach agreement with Gov. Dayton on a final bill or face possible vetoes.
Minnesota lawmakers have had difficulty in turning major transportation legislation into law. It’s been nearly a decade since the Legislature has successfully sent a long-term transportation funding package to the governor’s desk.
Minnesotans who voted in November to empower an independent commission to set state legislators’ salaries may have been surprised to learn that the raw politics they’d hoped to transcend never went away.
A Conservation Corps Minnesota crew will continue helping Anoka County with natural resource…
Anoka-Ramsey Community College art instructor Anthony Marchetti was awarded a 2018 Minnesota…