Don’t look up. You may be “live” on one of the 30,000 government surveillance cameras that security experts estimate to be mounted in the greater Twin Cities.
Not so slowly, but surely, metro cities and some government agencies are installing video technology capable of networking surveillance systems in a so-called ring of protection — and detection.Read More →
It’s responsible for ensuring public schools get quality teachers, yet the Minnesota Board of Teaching is getting progressively poorer marks from administrators, legislators, teachers and education advocates.
The board now faces its toughest exam — a 10-month investigation by the Office of the Legislative Auditor — the equivalent of going to the principal’s office.Read More →
Minnesota has long been considered part of Midwestern flyover country. Now the North Star state is becoming drive-over country, among truckers and other drivers of diesel vehicles.
The state’s 10 percent biodiesel mandate is propelling some to go out of their way to refuel in bordering states — and a federal lawsuit to eliminate the nation’s highest required bio-diesel blend.Read More →
Note to union organizers: Don’t even think about asking. Cindy Lindbloom, a personal care attendant in St. Joseph, won’t sign a card authorizing part of the state subsidy for her special needs son, Brad, to go toward union dues.
“The union comes in and wants to take consumer-directed money from us and it’s like, How is that even legal?” she asked. “I’m the consumer using it for my son, and they’re telling me that I have to take money for a union that we neither need, nor want.”
Minnesota legislators are deciding whether to approve what the Service Employees International Union calls the “first new union contract with the state in decades.”Read More →