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Memorial Day 2012

My mom recently moved to Northfield from California and I wanted to take her to Northfield’s Memorial Day ceremony.  I walked over to Park Point East at 7:30 and had breakfast with her but when I walked home to get the car and returned I found she had fallen back to sleep. So I went […]
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20B DFL Endorsing Convention

Tuesday evening, May 1st, I was again endorsed by my local DFL endorsing convention. DFLHD 20B, to run for the Minnesota House.  My challenger was Mick McGuire who ran against Glen Grunhagen in 2010, but was redistricted into the same district.  Mick was a good challenger and made me work harder. As is usually the […]
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Rice County DFL Convention

The last day of March, Rice County  DFL delegates gathered at the Northfield Middle School to debate, deliberate and elect officers and delegates. They also listened to candidates offer speeches. Congressman Tim Walz gave a rousing speech that had delegates on their feet.  Most of the county is now represented by Rep. Walz in the […]
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“Right to Work?”

  In a blog post on the Levins Publishing Website by Andy Timming and Richard Levins they try to help us understand what this policy is about: What, exactly, is Right to Work? One thing for certain: it is NOT what it sounds like. The name “right to work” is a clever scam to mislead […]

STATE LEGISLATORS RETURN TO ST. PAUL

The 2012 Legislative session is just around the corner, due to start on Tuesday.  Both sides seem eager to make it a historically short session so that campaign preparations can begin in earnest once the new district maps are released Feb. 21st. On the docket for consideration and debate are the Vikings Stadium question, a […]
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Economy Talk to take a break, here is a summary

Over the past several months I have brought you 30 conversations dealing with our current economic situation.  I invited guests from a variety of backgrounds to come and talk with me about how our economy works, how we ended up in a deep recession and how we might get out of it.  In addition I […]

Remembering my father: Hal Bly

Today my father’s birthday, (Nov. 30) would find him at 87 years old if he were still alive.  Unfortunately for me and for you too if you never met him, he died in 1968 at the age of 43.  It was a couple of weeks after Martin Luther King’s assassination and I remember we talked […]

Economy Talk with Rebekah Frumkin

This Wednesday my guest is Carleton College Senior, Rebekah Frumkin who has been active in the Occupy MN movement.  A movement echoing the concerns of Occupy Wall Street. We’ll talk about that and a play she wrote and produced called “Security” about the ENRON debaucle.  She describes being struck by a publication called, “ADBUSTERS” that […]

Economy Talk with Kris Jacobs and Kevin Ristau of JOBS NOW COALITION

Join me Nov. 9th at 6pm KYMN Radio 1080 AM for a conversation about the job situation in Minnesota with Kris Jacobs and Kevin Ristau of the Minnesota JOBS NOW Coalition. JOBS NOW Coalition is statewide research and policy coalition dedicated to promoting jobs that pay a family supporting wage—enough for a family to pay […]
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