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Can I Put Political Signs On The Highway Right Of Way? Learn What The Minnesota Department Of Transportation Has To Say About Political Signs

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?

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How Would The Government Shutdown Affect You?

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...

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The Northland Mourns The Passing Of Commissioner Steve O’Neil, Champion Of People

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."

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Pink Floyd Songs Warn Online Visitors of Government Snooping

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.

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Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Dies at 87 Following a Stroke

CNN is reporting this morning that former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died this morning (Monday, April 8) following a stroke.

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Chuck Hagel Confirmed as Secretary of Defense

Chuck Hagel, whose confirmation hearing in the Senate was highly contentious, was finally confirmed today as the next secretary of defense by a vote of 58-41.

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VOTE! The Best Reminder Commercial For The Nation

Vote, Vote often, that's what my friend Scott says. There are a few issues up for a vote and, um, I think President too. Anyway, watch this and see if it doesn't remind you to vote.

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Does America Need a Third Major Political Party? — Survey of the Day

Not since the days of Ross Perot has a third party candidate received enough support to be included in the presidential debates. But does America suffer from its lack of a third major political party?

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Politics and Money: Should Money Be Allowed to Influence Elections as Much as it Does? [POLL]

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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Canadian Political Ad Puts The Bus In Bust

Right-leaning Canadian political group the Wildrose Party debuted its new campaign bus Monday. The tour bus is wrapped in an ad featuring party leader Danielle Smith. Big deal, right?  Well, the picture of Smith’s torso rises directly above the dual rear wheels, which makes those wheels appear directly under her neckline.

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Nils Lofgren of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band Speaks Out Against Republican Candidates

While Bruce Springsteen’s leftist political beliefs has long been reflected in his music, including his new release, ‘Wrecking Ball,’ the views of his bandmates are less well-known. However, in a recent interview, guitarist Nils Lofgren railed against what he considers to be a lack of seriousness on the part of the Republican presidential candidates towards the main issues facing America today.

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Bruce Springsteen on Politics: ‘I’d Prefer to Stay on the Sidelines’

When Bruce Springsteen spoke to the press in Paris last month, the outspoken political activist had some choice words for the Obama administration. Now, more of that hour-long press conference has been released.

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