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Thu
14
Mar

Time to end ‘perpetual deficits’

When the 2013-2014 legislative session began in early January, Minnesota faced a projected $1.1 billion budget deficit over the next two years and owed our schools an additional $1.1 billion in funding shifts used to balance previous budgets.

Tue
12
Mar

Phishing scams – don’t take the bait!

The Minnesota Department of Commerce’s name is currently being misappropriated in a phishing scheme related to the Unclaimed Property Program.  The emails reported to the Commerce Department use the subject line “Heritage”, and are written in Slovenian urging relatives of “Andrew Novak” or other unknown relatives to claim their inheritance.

Wed
06
Mar

My Birthday, OMG!

Never in my tenure on this planet have so many been looking forward to my birthday.

Tue
05
Mar

The Fairbanks Almanac vol. 1

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single enlightened

Mon
04
Mar

The dog days of winter


Between shenanigans, Lola takes time to cuddle with Truman, the newest addition to the family. (Luke Reiter/Review)

Like every American, I made a New Year’s resolution to exercise mor

Sun
03
Mar

‘Do I really need a lawyer?’

Citizens appearing as parties in court without a lawyer frequently ask the presiding judge, ”Do I really need a lawyer?”

Sun
03
Mar

The time for marriage equality is here

A massive Valentine’s Day rally at the Minnesota State Capitol, which included over a hundred clergy and religious leaders calling for the state to allow same-sex couples to marry, is no longer surprising. Times have changed. In 1997, when the Minnesota Legislature passed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), to “defend” marriage against same-sex couples, only a handful of legislators voted against it, and even fewer were willing to speak against it.

Thu
28
Feb

What’s the scoop on income proof, SSI?

Rhonda Whitenack and Jim Czechowicz
Social Security Public Affairs

Q: I need to get something from Social Security to verify my income. How can I do that?

Thu
28
Feb

Study shows 1 in 5 people may have credit-report errors

Lori Swanson

Wed
25
May

Graduation parties can be safe, sober, affairs

The end of a high school career is a great cause for celebration, and students who achieve this rite of passage deserve to be honored for a job well done. Seniors eagerly look forward to the next phase of their lives as they prepare for college or full-time jobs.

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