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Today’s News, Ten Years Ago

Today’s News, Ten Years Ago

Bill Kling, the godfather of Minnesota Public Radio as we know it today, was a radio visionary or a skilled political operative who was an expert at marshaling political clout to his ends. Well, forget the “or”. He was both. Kling was much of the reason MPR is what […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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Threshold

Joe Doakes from Como Park emails: We complain that young people act like children. Why shouldn’t they? A Minnesota resident can start having sex and get a driver’s license at 16, abortions and cigarettes at 18, and liquor and beer at 21; but he doesn’t have to get his […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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Harry’s in!

On Sunday evening I received a text message from my friend Harry Niska giving me a "heads up" regarding a big announcement Monday morning. I had a sneaking suspicion as to what that announcement would entail. I am ecstatic to report that said suspicion was confirmed . After a […] Click here to view original post bradley1969.blogspot.com

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Open Letter To Sen. Latz, Rep. Schoen, Rep. Norton, Rev. Nord Bence, Jane Kaye, Heather Martens, and Joan Peterson

Lie First, Lie Always: When The DFL Does Polling, The Truth Dies A Little

Kim Norton – the former MN Representative from Rochester who asked for a “conversation about gun safety”, and then blocked everyone who disagreed with the conclusion she’d been given by Michael Bloomberg’s “Everytown” – tried her hand at “polling” to try to gin up the impression that there was […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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Not your tip, Governor!

Not your tip, Governor!

"Not too long ago, whenever I would see or hear the expression, ‘Taxation is theft’, I thought it was a bit cliched. But no longer." Yesterday, we went out to a nice restaurant for Easter brunch. We had the whole family with. We all ate our fill, and soon […] Click here to view original post veryangrybird.blogspot.com

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For Your 2018 Perusal

Harry Niska is running for attorney general. After roughly 32 years of Mike Hatch followed by Lori Swanson, it’s time for a serious change; it’s time for the MN AGO to actually enforce laws, rather than enforce DFL social policy against companies. Harry’s a solid conservative; our last encounter […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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