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GOP candidates play up rural differences

August 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

REDWOOD FALLS — Four Republican candidates for Minnesota governor struggled to point out differences among themselves to more than 1,000 farmers and agribusiness workers at a Farmfest forum Tuesday, but had no problem criticizing Democratic Gov. Ma…continue reading on dglobe.com

Payday lenders’ high-interest fees targeted

March 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Payday lenders collected more than $82 million in fees from low- and middle-income Minnesotans between 1999 and 2012, according to a report released Tuesday by a group advocating new restrictions on the loans.
And the “wealth drain is…continue reading on dglobe.com

Payday lenders’ high-interest fees targeted

March 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Payday lenders collected more than $82 million in fees from low- and middle-income Minnesotans between 1999 and 2012, according to a report released Tuesday by a group advocating new restrictions on the loans.
And the “wealth drain is…continue reading on dglobe.com

Senators: Student loan interest rates to double

June 28, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON Student loan rates will double Monday at least for a while after a compromise to keep student loan interest rates low proved unwinnable before the July 1 deadline, senators said Thursday. Continue Reading

New interest rate saves us $500,000

March 21, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

By securing a new interest rate on one of its future debt accounts, Alexandria District 206 School Board has saved taxpayers about $500,000. Continue Reading

Editorial: Sviggum should remove this conflict

March 2, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Minnesotan Steve Sviggum needs to make a choice between his two jobs: University of Minnesota Regent or his position with the state Senate.
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Alexandria gets ‘incredible’ bids for police station financing

August 23, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

“Incredible” and “wonderful” were the words used to describe the favorable interest rate Alexandria received on the bonds to finance a new police station. Continue Reading