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Teach for America faces new Minnesota obstacle
In a move that reversed several years of practice, the Minnesota Board of Teaching recently denied a group licensing waiver for the Teach for America educator training program.
7 hrs ago
Dayton announces new Minnesota trade office in Germany
With an insider's eye, Hot Dish tracks the tastiest bits of Minnesota's political scene and keep you up-to-date on those elected to serve you.
12 hrs ago
Minn. To Open Trade Office In Germany
Gov. Mark Dayton says the state will open a European trade office in Germany to promote exports and foreign investment back in Minnesota.
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Poll: Dayton's approval rating increases
MINNEAPOLIS - A new poll shows strong support for Gov. Mark Dayton with more than half of Minnesotans surveyed happy with his performance.
Tue Jun 18, 2013
Amazon ending affiliate relationships to avoid Minnesota's online sale tax
In advance of having to collect online state sales tax, Amazon said Tuesday that it will sever ties with its Minnesota-based affiliate websites that receive a fee for referring shoppers to the retail giant's online store.
Vogel Talks RVing
Are You Ready for Another Snowbird Tax?
In recent stories I reported that the governor of two northern states have declared war on the so-called rich snowbird.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Minnesota Poll shows support for DFL tax hikes
An income tax increase on the wealthiest Minnesotans, the centerpiece of Gov. Mark Dayton 's budget, is supported by 58 percent of those polled, compared with 36 percent opposed.
Dayton vetoes Teach For America $1.5M
Gov. Mark Dayton Friday vetoed $1.5 million earmarked for Teach For America in the higher education funding bill after a lobbying contest pitting the organization against unionized teachers.
Heed Legacy funds council's knowledge
Restoring drained wetlands and plowed grasslands has been a priority for the Outdoor Heritage Fund, created by passage in 2008 of the Legacy Amendment and overseen by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.
Dayton Admin Wants Minn. Union Law Cases Tossed
Gov. Mark Dayton's administration has responded to a federal lawsuit seeking to block unionization of certain in-home day providers with a court filing saying opponents lack standing to sue.
The Chatfield News
Chatfield lawyer prepares to take the bench by selling practice
Chatfield attorney Matt Opat has sold his practice in Chatfield since he has been named Fillmore County's Third Judicial District judge, following the retirement of Judge Robert Benson.
MIX: Home invasion by Big Labor
Last month, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law a bill that designates home-based child care and personal care providers, many of whom are self-employed business owners, as state workers solely for the purpose of forcing them into union ranks.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Benson intends to run against Walz in 2014
Rep. Mike Benson will announce today that he plans to challenge four-term Democrat Rep. Tim Walz for Minnesota's 1st Congressional District in 2014.
Business forum: HR and the same-sex marriage act
The impact of same-sex marriage goes beyond the ceremony to employee benefits. Minnesota companies are advised to take note.
Make Minnesota Tax Court accountable to the people
The recent removal of George W. Perez from his seat on the Minnesota Tax Court highlights the need to reexamine the court's integrity and relationship with Minnesota taxpayers.
Independence Party Role In '14 Minn. Gov Race: TBD
No Minnesota governor in almost two decades has won with a majority of the statewide vote, thanks mostly to a plucky third party whose candidates have been difference makers or, in the case of Jesse Ventura, the stunning victor.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Wisconsin and Minnesota -- governments next-door going in opposite directions
Wisconsin has been cutting taxes, curbing unions, expanding private school vouchers and rejecting hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding.
After two gay-marriage victories, what's next for Minnesotans United leader?
Richard Carlbom led what is the largest grass-roots campaign in Minnesota history to stem a national tide that had opposed gay marriage.
Teaching board denies group Teach for America variance
Teach for America suffered its second setback in three weeks at the state level when the Minnesota Board of Teaching voted Friday to deny a group license variance for the teacher trainee organization it has granted for the past four years.
MN United raising funds for pro-gay marriage legislators
The organization that lobbied to legalize same-sex marriage in the Legislature is vowing to help raise money for 15 lawmakers who voted in favor of the bill.