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Column: Sympathy for the devil?

August 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — It may seem strange to work up much sympathy for a booming industry that killed 47 people while virtually leveling their Quebec town last year and later touched off a giant fireball over Casselton, N.D., on the Minnesota border, but that…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Sympathy for the devil?

August 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — It may seem strange to work up much sympathy for a booming industry that killed 47 people while virtually leveling their Quebec town last year and later touched off a giant fireball over Casselton, N.D., on the Minnesota border, but that…continue reading on dglobe.com

Conrad deFiebre, St. Paul, column: Minnesota can and should borrow and build

December 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

In the current economic environment of a lagging jobs recovery, historically cheap borrowing and chronic infrastructure maintenance deficits, it’s time for frugal Minnesota to stick with the job of building what Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels called “the backbone to which men and women of enterprise can attach their investments.” Continue Reading