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COLUMN: Lincoln’s perfect gem recalled today, the 149th anniversary of Gettysburg Address

November 19, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

The Supreme Court is poised to decide blockbuster cases about affirmative action, the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act and, possibly, marriage equality. Let’s hope the justices remember how President Lincoln captivated the nation and helped transform the Constitution from a slaveholders’ charter to a document that affirms liberty, equality, and democracy. They should all see “Lincoln,” then reread his “perfect gem” of a speech. Continue Reading

Kittson County officials express concern over voter ID Amendment

September 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Two Kittson County officials expressed concern Monday in Hallock, Minn., over the Photo ID Amendment that would require voters to show government-issued photo IDs before casting ballots. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Ritchie let politics sway ballot decision

July 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As Minnesota secretary of state, Mark Ritchie may have had the authority to rename the two amendments as he did.
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Secretary of State website has insights into constitutional amendments

May 27, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State website is hosting a Constitutional Amendment voter information webpage on the Office’s voter education website www.mnvotes.org . Continue Reading

Unions target lawmakers in right-to-work fight

March 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota’s unions are airing radio and television advertisements complaining about a Republican-backed right-to-work constitutional amendment.
A Senate committee on Monday narrowly approved the bill, which overturns a state requirement that workers either belong to unions, or pay dues, in union shops. The future of the bill is uncertain. Continue Reading

National union fight over ‘right to work’ comes to Minnesota Capitol

March 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing this morning on a proposal to ask voters in November whether Minnesota’s Constitution should be amended to make private and public union membership voluntary.
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Constitutional amendment proposals carry GOP dreams

February 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL Minnesota Republicans look to the state Constitution as a way to enact some of their pet policy dreams.
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GOP look to minnesota constituional amendments to enact dreams

February 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota Republicans look to the state Constitution as a way to enact some of their pet policy dreams. Continue Reading

Constitutional Amendment proposals carry GOP dreams

February 10, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL Minnesota Republicans look to the state Constitution as a way to enact some of their pet policy dreams.
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Dickinson financially healthy

December 29, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

This year has been a productive year for the City of Dickinson, officials said Thursday at a special commission meeting held at City Hall. After additional expenditures and revenue, the city brought in an extra $6.6 million.
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