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Freed Minnesota man tells students at alma mater that knowledge is power

April 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

WOODBURY — While a student at Woodbury High School, Shezanne “Shez” Cassim was bright but considered himself somewhat of a slacker. 

However, when the 29-year-old Woodbury resident found himself locked in a maximum security prison in th…continue reading on dglobe.com

As others see it: Wrong on DWI immunity

April 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

It is time for the Minnesota Legislature to update its longtime “immunity card” status that its member have while it is in session.
Under Article 4, Section 10 of the Minnesota Constitution, state lawmakers “in all cases except treason, felony…continue reading on dglobe.com

MN minimum wage set to rise

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s minimum wage is about to rise.

After the House passed 71-60 a higher minimum wage Thursday, it heads to Gov. Mark Dayton, who is expected to sign it into law.
“I think this is a great trade off, minimum wage for a bet…continue reading on dglobe.com

MN minimum wage set to rise

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s minimum wage is about to rise.

After the House passed 71-60 a higher minimum wage Thursday, it heads to Gov. Mark Dayton, who is expected to sign it into law.
“I think this is a great trade off, minimum wage for a bet…continue reading on dglobe.com

Minimum wage deal advances

April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Small businesses that dot greater Minnesota would not be forced to pay employees as much as larger firms pay under a minimum wage increase proposal legislative leaders announced Monday.

“I think we have a pretty strong provision for…continue reading on dglobe.com

Minimum wage deal advances

April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Small businesses that dot greater Minnesota would not be forced to pay employees as much as larger firms pay under a minimum wage increase proposal legislative leaders announced Monday.

“I think we have a pretty strong provision for…continue reading on dglobe.com

Bonding bill ‘inadequate,” author says

April 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — A nearly $1 billion proposal to fund state construction projects, ranging from trails to transit, launched Tuesday with its author calling it “inadequate” and a Republican who usually supports public works projects saying he could no…continue reading on dglobe.com

Bonding bill ‘inadequate,” author says

April 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — A nearly $1 billion proposal to fund state construction projects, ranging from trails to transit, launched Tuesday with its author calling it “inadequate” and a Republican who usually supports public works projects saying he could no…continue reading on dglobe.com

Fate of key ag deduction is murky

March 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO, N.D. — Area farmers and farm implement dealers continue to press for an extension of a popular federal tax break. But predicting how Congress will respond is difficult, officials say.

“It’s hard to know what’s going to be the outcom…continue reading on dglobe.com

Walz covers issues in visit to Worthington

March 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Tim Walz said things are starting to warm a little bit — and the U.S. Representative from Minnesota wasn’t only talking about the weather.

“The one thing I would say is it appears over the last several months, there is maybe …continue reading on dglobe.com