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Scandal Tracker 2024

Scandal Tracker 2024

In what will be an ongoing effort to track the ever-growing list of frauds perpetrated against state and local governments in Minnesota, I’ve started a spreadsheet tracker, A few notes on what has and has not been included on the list: There are many examples...

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St. Cloud State cuts among “deepest” in higher education

St. Cloud State cuts among “deepest” in higher education

The drastic cuts in degree programs and faculty members recently finalized by St. Cloud State University officials put the school in a class of its own when it comes to the far-reaching shake-up roiling higher education, according to the online publication...

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Chronic absenteeism not viewed as major concern

Chronic absenteeism not viewed as major concern

In many circles, chronic absenteeism has emerged as one of the biggest problems facing schools right now. As I wrote here, Minnesota’s chronic absenteeism rate has more than doubled since 2017. But the general population and parents of school-aged children...

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Supporting our heroes – Saturday June 29th at the Capitol

Supporting our heroes – Saturday June 29th at the Capitol

Hometown Heroes Outdoors, a non-profit supporting our first responders and military members has organized an event at the Minnesota State Capitol to show support for our heroes on Saturday June 29th, 2024, from 9:45 am – 11:00 am. A tribute video entitled...

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Homeless camps decline in Rochester following city ban

Homeless camps decline in Rochester following city ban

There’s still a lot of summer left to go, but Rochester police report fewer homeless camps in the first few months since a ban on encampments in parks and other public places took effect in March. The Rochester City Council passed the ordinance after the deaths...

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Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 6/14/24

Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 6/14/24

Regulation Guardian: Uber and Lyft made a deal to raise drivers’ wages. It was another victory for big tech Minnesota Reformer: Minnesota Reformer: Minnesota’s new Uber and Lyft law just cements their duopoly in place Economic development Minnesota Reformer:...

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