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This cycle I am going to be a lot more blunt about what I think. Some people are going to push back on that, and frankly, that is fine. Do it. The discussion is necessary.
In the 2nd Congressional District I have been a little tough on Jeff Erdmann. And it is not because I think he is wrong on the main issues. It is because I think it is too important that we win this seat and that will take the right candidate.
Minnesota Republicans pounced on an announcement from the MN Commerce Department regarding the Enbridge oil pipeline....
"In light of the serious risks and effects on the natural and socioeconomic environments of the existing Line 3 and the limited benefit that the existing Line 3 provides to Minnesota refineries, it is reasonable to conclude that Minnesota would be better off if Enbridge proposed to cease operations of the existing Line 3, without any new pipeline being built."
And what is Pipeline 3?
Enbridge wants to decommission the existing Line 3, which runs from Alberta, . . .
There is a lot of talk about Amazon's new hub placement with its 50,000 potential jobs. Axios listed the top 5 contenders in their estimate:
1. Denver 2. Chicago 3. Phoenix 4. Minneapolis 5. Detroit
Denver got the highest marks because?
Superior transit system. If Amazon is going to build a major facility, they need to have their workers with access to a mobile transit system. 50,000 people is a lot of commutes - and car congested highways are going to be a net negative for any location analysis.