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Put the brakes on distracted drivers
If you're regularly on our streets and highways, you've likely been an eyewitness.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
The Weekly Standard
Another Minnesota Miracle?
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Legislation promoting early detention of breast cancer unites right and left on Capitol Hill
On Thursday, Sen. David Vitter , R-La., a leading conservative, joined with Sen. Amy Klobuchar , D-Minn., a liberal, to introduce legislation reauthorizing the 2010 EARLY Act, which has helped identify gaps in education and awareness among young women and health care providers.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Funding for Border Crisis Could Detract From Local Resources
A high number of undocumented children crossing into the United States could affect funds for refugee services right here in Southeastern Minnesota.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Minnesota refugee organizations fear loss of funds
Federal officials are warning that unless Congress approves President Obama's $3.7 billion funding request before the August congressional recess, $94 million that had been devoted mostly to refugees instead will be diverted to the escalating crisis on the border.
Grassley, Klobuchar Ask For Further Study Concerning Big Oil Issue
Senators Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Amy Klobuchar of Minn. have asked the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission to further study possible anti-competitive practices regarding certain oil companies.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
GOP's Johnson underwent unexpected surgery for a 'perforated stomach'
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.
Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar heads back to Iowa
The senator has plans to campaign for Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley who is vying against GOP state Sen. Joni Ernst in an open seat.
GOP Seeks Jolt to Senate Race Against Dem Franken
Mike McFadden leaned his sturdy frame over the front counter of the Shady Drive Inn as the owner aired the same frustrations with political gridlock that some of her regular customers grumble about.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Otto: Big Money Has No Place In State Auditor Race
The race for Minnesota state auditor is usually a low key affair, but this year the Democratic primary is turning out to be one of the most heated of all races.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Real World Economics: Steel 'dumping' lobby adds up to higher costs for society
I wonder how Sen. Amy Klobuchar would have analyzed the hog market on Sept. 28, 1970, if she hadn't been in grade school at the time.
Minneapolis' golden age of river traffic never arrived
The long-lived dream of river commerce in Minneapolis officially ended a few weeks ago, laid to rest by the stroke of a presidential pen.
Duluth, Hibbing airports seek Oberstar naming rights
The new $78 million terminal at Duluth International Airport, above, was finished in January.
Export bank battle worries Minnesota businesses
For the past 20 years, Fluidyne Engineering Corp. has depended on financial guarantees from the U.S. Export-Import Bank to stay in business.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
DNR: Invasive carp found in Mississippi River
Jeffrey Marr Associate Dir. of Engineering and facilities at the St Anthony Falls Laboratory looked over a life sized photo of a bighead carp.
The Washington Post
Liberals are pining for a Clinton challenger
On the night before her Friday keynote address to a gathering of progressive activists here, Sen. Elizabeth Warren tried to slip into a hotel restaurant for a quiet dinner.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Compromise Plan Announced for Hwy 169 Project Near Ely
Environmental concerns have slowed the long-awaited safety project for Highway 169 near Ely.
National Conference of State Legislat...
Senator Klobuchar Moves Human Trafficking Legislation
Senator Amy Klobuchar , a featured plenary session speaker at NCSL's Legislative Summit , has spearheaded an effort to combat human trafficking in the United States Senate.
Road fund standoff stokes worry in Minnesota
The current congressional standoff over highway construction dollars is causing some discomfort among the people charged with keeping Minnesota's roads and bridges in proper shape.
Joe Manchin's Penchant for Power Lunching
If it's hump day, budding coalition builder Sen. Joe Manchin III is probably breaking bread with members of his slowly widening circle of fellow comity seekers.