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Tax Migration Myth Exposed
By John R. Van Hecke August 29, 2011

A new study from the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)* dispels conservatives’ myth that increases in state income taxes cause significant out-migration…

Bakken’s Boom is Minnesota’s Peril
By Conrad deFiebre January 16, 2014

Hundreds of tons of crude oil that exploded and burned, causing the small town of Casselton, North Dakota's evacuation on Dec. 30, was 25 miles…

Organized, Cooperative Home Care Shortage Solution
By Lee Egerstrom November 13, 2013

Minnesota is projecting a shortage of as many as 53,000 home health care workers by the end of this decade. In order to avoid…

VIDEO: Customized Learning with Tablets
By Tom Niemisto December 03, 2012

Several Minnesota school districts are harnessing the educational value of tablet computers in the classroom. We visited Farmington Public Schools, which is one of the first…

Sprawl is Real, and It’s Here
By Conrad deFiebre April 10, 2014

Conservative apologists for sprawl try to deny that it's even a real phenomenon, some even draping dismissive quotation marks around the word. Around here, it's a right-wing obsession to…

The Sun Drives Economic Development in Minnesota
By Lee Egerstrom September 24, 2014

Minnesotans are squinting up at the sun and leaning into the wind in efforts to link their pocketbooks and the natural environment to benefit…

False Choices: The Economic Argument Against Market-Driven Education Reform
By Michael J. Diedrich January 17, 2012

Download full report (pdf) View online at Scribd After experimenting with market-based, competitive education initiatives for 20 years with little statewide education improvement, it’s…

Raising the Minimum Wage Won’t Shut Down Nursing Homes
By Nicole Simms February 26, 2014

Those hesitant or opposed to raising the minimum wage claim it will result in job loss and business failure; in particular, they frequently express…

Repeal Would be Job Killing
By Julie Schnell, Guest Commentary January 31, 2011

“… if your interest is to make health care available to more Americans, this should be a happy day for you – no matter…

Tuesday Talk: Frustrated with the Black Friday madness?
By Joe Sheeran November 26, 2013

This week, hundreds of Minnesota retail workers will spend their Thanksgiving on the job, helping their big box bosses pad multimillion dollar bottom lines.…

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