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OUR OPINION: Carlson’s warning to the GOP

December 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

If the Republican Party has lost Arne Carlson a lifelong Republican and proven election-winner how is it supposed to appeal to independent voters or moderate Democrats?
How is it supposed to win a lasting majority? Continue Reading

SHUTDOWN IN MINNESOTA: Mondale-Carlson commission suggests cuts, plus raising cigarette, alcohol, income taxes

July 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A commission convened by former Vice President Walter Mondale and former Gov. Arne Carlson says a $5 billion deficit could be erased by cutting $3.6 billion in projected spending and raising $1.4 billion in taxes. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION — A ‘third way’ for new Minnesota committee

July 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

In order to uphold its excellent services and quality of life, Minnesota needs both more revenue and a less-expensive workforce. Couple the budget standoff with the bipartisan focus of the high-profile Mondale-Carlson committee, and you’ve got a once-in-a-generation chance to accomplish both goals for the lasting good of the state. Continue Reading

SHUTDOWN IN MINNESOTA: Mondale, Carlson organize commission on Day 5

July 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Former Gov. Arne Carlson, a Republican, and former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale, a Democrat and former U.S. senator, too, told reporters they won’t serve on the panel and their involvement was limited to assembling it. It will be co-chaired by two former state lawmakers, Republican Stephen Dille and Democrat Wayne Simoneau. Continue Reading

SHUTDOWN IN MINNESOTA: Mondale, Carlson organize commission on Day 5

July 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Former Gov. Arne Carlson, a Republican, and former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale, a Democrat and former U.S. senator, too, told reporters they won’t serve on the panel and their involvement was limited to assembling it. It will be co-chaired by two former state lawmakers, Republican Stephen Dille and Democrat Wayne Simoneau. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Job 1 in Minnesota: Reform redistricting

October 14, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

If lawmakers can be brought together to reform the redistricting process, they’ll be a lot more likely to reach agreement on difficult budget issues. Plus, redistricting reform is a good thing in its own right for Minnesota. Continue Reading