Bailout Faces Roadblocks

U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson said this morning that things do not look good for the $700 billion financial institution bailout plan. "This thing is going to be forced back to the drawing board," the western Minnesota Democrat said. However, since stocks had not fallen as much as expected with news of the stalemate, he wondered…
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Pawlenty Headed To Europe

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is headed overseas. He begins a five-day trip to Spain and the United Kingdom on Sunday, his office announced this afternoon. It comes at the invitation of the American Chamber of Commerce in Spain and the London-based Atlantic Partnership. Exports have been one of the few bright spots in our economy…
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Farm Bureau Says ‘no’

The Minnesota Farm Bureau has come out against a constitutional amendment that would boost the state sales tax to support outdoors and arts programs. Farm Bureau President Kevin Papp (left) joined former U.S. Sen. Rod Grams today opposing the plan to slightly raise the sales tax for the next 25 years. The Minnesota Chamber of…
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Clean Water Endorses

Clean Water Action, a Minnesota environmental organization, has endorsed state House candidates: Bernie Lieder, Tom Anzelc, John Persell, Meg Bye, Mary Murphy, Bill Hilty, Mary Ellen Otremba, John Ward, Joanne Dorsher, Larry Haws, Gail Kulick Jackson, Jim Godfrey, Jeremy Kalin, Eric Angvall, Chris Brazelton, Andrew Falk, Terry Morrow, Kathy Brynaert, David Bly, Patti Fritz, Robin…
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Ready For Digital?

Americans are not well informed about the February 2009 switch to all-digital television, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., says. A Wilmington, N.C., test proved her point, she told the Senate Commerce Committee. “The experiment in Wilmington shows that there is still a lot more work to be done," she said. The Federal Communications Commission estimates that…
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