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By Tom Steward | Watchdog.org | Dec 29, 2015 5:04 AM | 16
“I said no, I said I’m done, and I love teaching,” said Kirstin Rogers, who gave up on her application upon moving from Utah and joined a lawsuit against the state board.
By Tom Steward | Watchdog.org | Dec 25, 2015 5:00 AM | 108
“If you and I were next door neighbors, and you already had your house rented out, I’m screwed,” said Burnell Beermann, a 76 year old homeowner who opposes the ordinance. “That’s the thing, it ain’t right. If they’ve got concerns with behavior, they should address the behavior.”
By Tom Steward | Watchdog.org | Dec 18, 2015 5:00 AM | 348
“He sent me a copy of what I supposedly signed, and it doesn’t look anything like my signature at all,” Johansen said. “I’m left-handed, the letters are all formed differently. So they didn’t have my signature. Somebody else just signed my name to it.”
By Amelia Hamilton | Watchdog.org | Dec 14, 2015 12:31 PM
School vouchers can be a means to provide equal opportunity in a state with the worst economic disparity between white and minority citizens, Andy Brehm, a senior fellow at the Center for the American Experiment, writes in the Minnesota Post. In Minnesota, 85 percent of white students graduate from high school on time, while only 49 percent of [...]
By Tom Steward | Watchdog.org | Dec 14, 2015 5:00 AM | 17
“With ever-increasing competition with the private sector, this isn't going to be a one-time problem for Edina taxpayers,” said Annette Meeks, Freedom Foundation of Minnesota CEO. “Only by this task force asking hard and proper questions will city officials face facts: they have an on-going problem and the city needs to get out of the retail liquor business entirely.”
By Tom Steward | Watchdog.org | Dec 08, 2015 5:00 AM
A year and a half after voting in the first union for part-time faculty at a private Minnesota college or university, adjunct instructors at Hamline University remain without a contract to show for it. But the two sides remain deadlocked on a compensation package for some 200 adjunct professors in talks with an atmosphere the campus’ union steward has described as “temper and tension in the air.”
By Tom Steward | Watchdog.org | Dec 07, 2015 7:00 AM | 29
“There’s been a surge in demand for shooting. There’s a lot of new shooters, a lot of new women shooters,” said Andrew Rothman, a firearms instructor and Minnesota Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance president. “The trend has been toward more ranges and the indoor ranges are getting nicer, they’re getting more upscale.”
By Tom Steward | Watchdog.org | Dec 01, 2015 5:00 AM | 23
Pressure continues to build on Minnesota legislators to get real—REAL I.D., the feds’ post 9/11 security requirements for enhanced, more secure drivers’ licenses. Minnesota remains one of four states still holding out, due to privacy concerns. Yet a long overdue and over-budget revamp of Minnesota’s license and registration technology, along with a 2009 ban on public safety officials exploring “REAL I.D.,” likely complicate the state’s ability to develop and deliver enhanced licenses anytime soon.
By Tom Steward | Watchdog.org | Nov 27, 2015 5:00 AM | 48
Water, sewers, roads, parks and other infrastructure projects dominate the spending requests. But Watchdog Minnesota Bureau also found tens of millions of dollars sought for amphitheaters, arts centers, a boat dock, ski lift, community centers and bike trails, among other pet projects.
By Tom Steward | Watchdog.org | Nov 24, 2015 5:00 AM | 10
“Most agencies have sent out letters and will no longer pay overtime,” said Dena Belisle, owner of Adena, a PCA provider agency in Lakeland. “I have gotten several clients from them, due to that change. They are not paying overtime period. Anything over 40 hours, which is really sad.”