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Adding Value the Minnesota Farmers' Way
By Lee Egerstrom & Aparna Bhasin, Undergraduate Research Fellow April 15, 2009

Download full report (pdf) View online at Scrib Aparna Bhasin, a senior at Macalester College in St. Paul and an undergraduate research fellow at…

Bleeding Communities Dry: How LGA Cuts are Hurting Rural Minnesota
By Jeff Van Wychen March 15, 2009

Download full report (pdf) View online at Scribd No group of Minnesotans are more qualified to comment on the challenges of delivering public services…

Stopping the Freefall: Stabilizing Minnesota's Housing Market
By Lee Egerstrom & Larry Buegler March 15, 2009

Larry Buegler Retired President, Farm Credit Bank of St. Paul   Download full report  (pdf) View online at Scribd   Key Findings & Recommendations Credit…

Boxed in by Bad Policy
By John Fitzgerald, Education Policy Fellow February 15, 2009

Download full report  (pdf) View online at Scribd There are about 1,800 principals in Minnesota. Each oversees a school that has been affected by…

New Fees in the Era of "No New Taxes"
By Jeff Van Wychen January 15, 2009

Download full report  (pdf) View online at Scribd During the era of "no new taxes," Minnesota is primarily addressing rising budget shortfalls by cutting…

Made in MN 2008: Boosting Minnesota's Economy in Tough Economic Times
By Lee Egerstrom November 25, 2008

Download full report  (pdf) View online at Scribd Minnesota is in a recession. It always makes economic sense to support our local manufacturers and…

Reconnecting Minnesota: The Case for an Intercity Passenger Rail System
By Conrad deFiebre & Mick Conlan, Graduate Research Fellow October 15, 2008

Download full report  (pdf) Read online at Scrib   How did the flood of immigrants who built Minnesota in the 1800s get here? Few…

Where is the School Nurse? - A Survey of Minnesota School Nurses
By John Fitzgerald, Education Policy Fellow September 22, 2008

Download full report  (pdf) View online at Scribd Minnesotans know that students who are in good health will achieve greater academic success and that…

Food for Thought: Hunger is Bad for Business, Bad for Everyone
By Lee Egerstrom July 30, 2008

Download full report  (pdf) View online at Scrib Hunger and inadequate nutrition are again on the rise here in the land of plenty, and…

Road Report: A Survey of Minnesota's County Highway Engineers
By Conrad deFiebre June 26, 2008

Download full report  (pdf) Read online at Scribd   Despite sharp increases in property taxes for transportation, the condition of most county roads and…

Minnesota's Slip Toward Mediocrity: Less Investment, Less Return
By Jeff Van Wychen June 04, 2008

Download full report  (pdf) View online at Scribd Executive summary Minnesota's national ranking on key performance indicators has declined in recent years at the…

Minnesota's Bubble Economy: The Critical Need to Prevent our Farmland Boom from Busting
By Lee Egerstrom May 06, 2008

Download full report  (pdf) View online at Scribd   Minnesota agriculture is riding high -- perhaps too high to be sustainable. Clearly, price bubbles…

A Chilling Call to St. Paul
By John Fitzgerald, Education Policy Fellow March 05, 2008

Download full report  (pdf) View online at Scribd In 2001, Minnesota lawmakers made a brave and farsighted decision: They adopted a plan in which…

No Child Left Behind: The Teachers' Voice
By John Fitzgerald, Education Policy Fellow February 27, 2008

Download full report  (pdf) View online at Scribd Survey conducted by Paru Shah, Ph. D. Assistant Professor of Political Science, Macalester College, Minnesota 2020 Fellow Macalester…

Sticker Shock: Why Property Taxes are Going Through the Roof in Minnesota
By Jeff Van Wychen February 10, 2008

 Download full report (pdf) View online at Scribd The average property tax on a Minnesota homestead is expected to increase by 71 percent from…

Moving Forward: The Benefit of Transportation Investment to Minnesota's Economy
By Conrad deFiebre January 02, 2008

Download full report  (pdf) Read online at Scribd   On April 30, 1988, Minnesota made its last significant, sustained investment in transportation infrastructure –…

Made in MN: The Value of Buying Local this Holiday Season
By Lee Egerstrom November 20, 2007

Download full report  (pdf) View online at Scribd Click Here for the Made in MN Holiday Gift Guide Buying Minnesota-made products will improve Minnesota's…

Growing Gap: Minnesota's Teacher Recruitment & Retention Crises
By John Fitzgerald, Education Policy Fellow October 15, 2007

Download full report  (pdf) View online at Scribd Undereducated Minnesotans. It's a phrase that would have chilled our parents and grandparents. Minnesotans expect an…

Chasing Smokestacks, Stranding Small Business: Rural Minnesota's Crisis
By Lee Egerstrom June 27, 2007

Download full report  (pdf) View online at Scribd Executive Summary The state is failing rural Minnesota. Today, the State of Minnesota's economic development policy…

The Evolving Finnish Economic Model: How Cooperatives Serve as "Globalization Insurance"
By Lee Egerstrom & Samuli Skurnik May 29, 2007

The Evolving Finnish Economic Model

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