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Minnesota has the 5th fastest growing economy in the nation.
That is pretty significant. Our neighbor, North Dakota, takes top honors and by a lot....they have a 13.4% increase in growth. The next highest is Texas a 4.8%. Of course, North Dakota is benefitting from the Bakken oil boom....and a lot of their growth is fueled by scrambling to keep up with the needed development around that.
In fact, the Bureau of economic statistics attributes 3.26% of that North Dakota's growth from mining alone. Mining in North Dakota . . .
On Thursday, Perry signed what has been dubbed the "Merry Christmas bill" into law. The measure allows schools to display religious symbols such as nativity scenes and Christmas trees so long as at least one other religious image or secular icon is also included.
In addition, the new law allows staff members and students at the state's public schools to . . .
This is how ridiculous the debate on gun laws has become....
Even al-Qaida gloats about what's possible under U.S. gun laws. In June 2011, a senior al-Qaida operative, Adam Gadahn, released a video message rallying people to take advantage of opportunities those laws provide. "America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms," Gadahn says, explaining that "you can go down to a gun show at the local convention center" and buy a gun without a background check.
That message ends with a "what are you waiting for?"
Congressman Kline has been discussing his views on where we are going in education....and I am stuck on a couple of statements Kline made in the same interview.
First Kline goes into the general idea of his NCLB replacement bill:
We eliminate 70 federal programs. Why you'd have to have all of these federal programs has never been made clear. There are over 80 of them, by the way. We do return responsibility for addressing these standards and the accountability system to the states, and take it out of the hands of the . . .
It has been nearly a week since this Almanac segment aired, but the more I think about it, the more ridiculous it seems.
Last Friday Almanac aired a debate regarding the Republican "potential" Secretary of State candidates. Nobody was declared, nor did they intend to declare. Just that their names have been "floated" out there.
These 3 were Rep. Pat Garofalo, Rep. Joyce Peppin, and former SOS Staffer Kent Kaiser.
It was weird enough to see them labeled "Possible Secretary of State Candidate"....but in addition, nobody would officially say they were . . .