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By Bob Barrett, Representative Dist. 17B The 2012 legislative session convened this week on a note of economic optimism – after year upon year of projected budget deficits, Minnesota now has an estimated $876 million surplus. In the face of a $6.2 billion dollar deficit at the start of last session, the Legislature’s prudent fiscal [...]

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Local units of government have been getting a lot of complaints and a lot of advice from legislators lately, but maybe the advice should be going in the opposite direction. Like the state, local units, including Chisago County, have had to find ways to adjust to declining economic resources over the past few years, but [...]

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By Jon Tatting Having never played a hockey game, I can only imagine what it feels like to be struck in the body while on skates. A regular observer of local, Gopher and Wild games, however, I can appreciate the “big hit” when it’s a legitimate one. The life-changing injuries to Benilde-St. Margaret’s Jack Jablonski [...]

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By Derrick Knutson I’d like to bring some attention to perhaps the most entertaining punctuation mistake in the English language: the misuse of quotation marks. I was recently cruising the Internet and I came across a website devoted to signs that don’t exactly employ the intended use for quotation marks. One sign pictured on the [...]

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