Unsubstantiated

One unfortunate side effect of the internet–or for that matter, any form of human communication–is that people can make statements or claims about another person and it’s pretty likely that someone somewhere will believe it.   And you don’t need any proof to do this. You just need to be convincing, or have people who …

Unsafer?

Last week, the Minneapolis Fire Department laid off 10 firefighters.  It was the result of the city accepting the final budgeted amount from the state for Local Government Aid (LGA), which resulted in $23 million less in income for the city’s general fund. That loss of $23 million has translated to a $1.45 million cut …

Awright, who blinked?

The state government shutdown may well be over, thanks to the governor caving in to the GOP in what may be either the single most selfless thing he’s ever done, or the most shrewd political move in the history of the state. There’s a lot riding on this for both sides: whoever is proven to …