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Wind and solar flunk national energy report card

Wind and solar flunk national energy report card

Wind and solar energy fail to meet the challenges of U.S. electricity generation, according to a recent report by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. The report evaluates energy sources based on reliability, environmental impacts, costs, technological...

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a story from the inside

a story from the inside

A former supervisor at the nonprofit Feeding Our Future was the star witness this week at the Federal trial of the first batch of defendants. The seven currently on trial were associated with a now-closed Shakopee restaurant, Empire Cuisine and Market....

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Keith Ellison charges 8 more with Medicaid fraud

Keith Ellison charges 8 more with Medicaid fraud

Is there any state-run program that’s not riddled with fraud? Last Friday, the state attorney general’s office issued a press release on Ellison’s accusation that the 8 defendants engaged in a $2.6 million fraud, mostly around the non-emergency medical...

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Cuts due to declining enrollment get real at St. Cloud State

Cuts due to declining enrollment get real at St. Cloud State

No one can say administrators at St. Cloud State University didn’t warn them. Long before SCSU President Robbyn Wacker recently left her post two months early, she froze registration in dozens of academic programs and announced layoffs of some 36 faculty and...

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Uber and Lyft now leaving the entire state

Uber and Lyft now leaving the entire state

First, the good news. MPR News reports that: Chief authors of legislation setting a minimum wage and employee protections for rideshare drivers in Minnesota announced Monday they’ve reached a deal with Minneapolis City Council members. Now the bad news. MPR...

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the food that was never served

the food that was never served

As the first trial in the sprawling free-food scandal continues into its second week, government prosecutors are putting on witnesses to meals that were never served. The U.S. Attorney alleges that the group of seven defendants — all associated with the...

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