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Saint Paul Looking for Residents to Serve on Boards

Oct 1, 2014
When my brothers and I played little league baseball, my dad served on the park board. His service taught me that a community cannot thrive without the volunteer sacrifices of its residents. Please take a look and try your hand at one of these roles!

Statewide Briefing Reveals Earned Sick Time Access Rates Vary Widely Based on County of Residence

Sep 25, 2014
For Immediate Release – September 24, 2014
Contact: Greta Bergstrom, Greta@TakeActionMinnesota.org, 651.336.6722
St. Paul, MN – TakeAction Minnesota and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research released a new report detailing access rates to earned sick time in Minnesota based on county of residence. The report, which can be found here, is a...

Civil Unrest, Civil Rights, and MRAPs at Your Kid's Ball Game

Aug 18, 2014
Last evening I returned from 17 days of Army training with my infantry unit and caught up on all the news since July.  It was sad to hear about the death of Robin Williams, a man loved by all, and of the ongoing tragedy in Israel and Palestine, but something which particularly caught my eye, in light of my recently completed military training...

Drones and license plate readers may get scrutiny

Jul 9, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A new commission set up to study Minnesota's privacy and data practices laws could look at rules for drones, license plate readers on police cruisers and abuse of government data, commission members said Tuesday.
The Legislative Commission on Data Practices met near the state Capitol for the first time to start brainstorming...

Swing and a Miss: Supreme Court Contorts Logic, Sacrifices Religious Freedom for Corporate Indulgence

Jun 30, 2014
Many of my friends are lamenting the Supreme Court’s long awaited and already infamous decision in Hobby Lobby v. Burwell.  “Outrageous!” they exclaim, “How is it that my boss should have any say in how my partner and I decide to have a family?”  And, of course, they’re right.  But the real seeds of injustice planted in the Supreme Court’s...

Red Wing Business Adding 100 New Jobs

Jun 25, 2014
DEED announced Monday that Capital Safety, a Red Wing business, is planning a new 60,000 square foot expansion. The expansion, which will help create 100 new jobs in Red Wing, received assistance from the new Minnesota Job Creation Fund – an initiative the Legislature and Governor Dayton invested $24 million in during the 2014 Legislative Session.

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