NEW PLATEAUS Privilege vs. Rights: an Important Distinction
When I was in grade school, Mr. Dexter, the bus mechanic, gave a speech to us kids about proper bus safety and how if we didn't comply, we wouldn't be allowed the transport. He'd say with authority, "... Posted on 1/24/13 at 9:19 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: GOP passes child care union dues limits
State subsidies paid to Minnesotas home-based child care providers could not be used to pay union dues under a bill the Republican-controlled Legislature Monday sent to Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton.
... Posted on 4/17/12 at 2:40 AM
HEALTHBEAT The right to fail
It'sthe kind of story that probably makes most cliniciansgrit their teeth infrustration: An 80-something patient doesn't want medication for her high blood pressure, refuses to follow the doctor's adv... Posted on 9/13/11 at 9:51 AM
NASCAR DAD Sen Ray Holmberg
Sen Holmberg passed a bill (Senate Bill 2488) in 1993 that would discourage false reports of child abuse in divorce and child custody cases. All court costs would be paid by parent (often the mother) ... Posted on 7/22/09 at 5:45 AM
Crime victims have rights. It is the law in Minnesota.
Chapter 611A of the Minnesota Statutes is entitled “Crime Victims: Rights, Programs, Agencies.” The first provisions were enacted by the state Legislature in 1983.
Judge Ann Carrott, Seventh District, Douglas County
, November 20, 2012
How high can the rates and fees go? Many contracts allow a credit card company to raise rates and fees significantly for little or no reason. Low introductory rates can quickly turn to high rates that can cause a spiral of debt.
Many people find themselves without health insurance when they are between jobs or after they graduate from school. Because health care costs are so high, people often grapple with how to obtain affordable health insurance during these gaps in coverage. As a result, some people turn to short term health insurance policies.
With a struggling economy, rising gas prices, high health care costs, and credit card debt, many Minnesotans may find themselves financially squeezed and looking for help. Due to a shortage of credit available through traditional lending sources, or less-than perfect credit scores, some consumers may turn to non-traditional loans such as payday loans.
With the cost of everything going up – from living expenses to health care to utilities – many senior citizens find themselves financially squeezed like never before. And with the baby boomers growing older, there are a lot more senior citizens than ever before.
In suburban Minnesota, a young boy creates a webpage about a female junior high classmate, calling her names, spreading rumors about her sexuality, and sharing information about her location until she no longer wants to attend school.
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