Ventura Looks Into Mind Control

Former Gov. Jesse Ventura’s "Conspiracy Theory" debuts at 9 p.m. Wednesday on TruTV (formerly Court TV) by investigating a government program said to be designed to control people’s minds. TruTV says: "In a remote region of Alaska, a special government research center is said to be testing the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, which,…
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Cities Prep For Money Fight

A perennial Minnesota legislative debate about local government aid is expected in the 2010 session, or maybe earlier. The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities is making noise about a big fight, and many city officials are concerned that they cannot wait until lawmakers return to the Capitol on Feb. 4. A Wednesday budget forecast, which…
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Governor Opens Holiday Home

The annual Minnesota governor’s residence holiday open house schedule begins Tuesday. On three Tuesdays — Dec. 1, Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 — the 1006 Summit Ave., St. Paul, house will be open for tours 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

GOP Litmus Test?

A so-called litmus test apparently is being considered by national Republican officials. A 10-point list is being circulated with the intention of forcing GOP candidates to abide by at least seven of the principles to win party endorsement. The list: We support smaller government, smaller national debt, lower deficits and lower taxes by opposing bills…
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Check Stimulus Money

A new Web site,, makes it easier for taxpayers to see how federal stimulus money is being spent locally. While much information remains sketchy, the Web site does give figures and basic descriptions of projects the federal money funded. Among the site’s features is the ability for people to add information about local projects.