While I'm not a fan of hotdishes myself - many people in the Northland are; That's why they've become almost as synonymous as snow in our area. Perhaps that's why Minnesota State legislators decided a few years ago to have a hotdish competition. It seems like their challenge is a way to make them seem more like their constituents and less like the country club folks they usually rub elbows with.
An update to a story we shared yesterday: It appears that both DFL and GOP colleagues of Minnesota State Senator David Tomassoni (DFL) are suggesting that his new lobbying position might be a conflict of interest with his role as a legislator.
Minnesota State Senator David Tomassoni (DFL) has made the unusual and unprecedented move of assuming the Executive Director position at the Range Association of Municipalities and Schools (RAMS) - a lobbying group - while still a sitting lawmaker.
It seems like it's almost always the election season. One of the ways that it's evidenced is the population of political signs that appear almost everywhere. One of the most-visible places for these signs is along roadways. Major highways bring lots of traffic and with it - potential voters. But is it legal to post political signs along the highway right of way?
One week away, the Democrats and Republicans need to figure out the budget or we will have another government shut down.The Government shut down gets expensive. According to the Congressional Research Service, the two shut downs of the government cost us $1.4 billion. What does it mean to you...
My Grandma June used to talk about a man she worked with at Damiano Center, she talked about how much he did to help people. She could work his name into anything. You'd talk about how your car broke down, she would say, "Steve O'Neil helped me fix my car today."
The next time you're ticking away the moments that make up a dull day, frittering and wasting the hours in an offhand way on the Internet, you can take some of the guesswork out of which websites are reporting your activity to the government.
For those that don't know, I make my home in Wisconsin, and voted on my into the studio this morning. Even though I went early, I was told there turnout was huge, far better than expected. I came across something I find disturbing though
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