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 →
Mayoral candidates in Philadelphia want to end state control public schools, while in Washington, D.C., a charter school founder accused of misusing taxpayer money agreed to pay $3 million to settle a lawsuit. In Texas, actor Matthew McConaughey charged the University of Houston $135,000 to speak at the graduation ceremony, but university officials can’t explain where the money to pay him is coming from.Read More →
The city of Ralston is subsidizing its 2-year-old Ralston Arena to the tune of more than a million dollars a year, and yet the arena is still losing money, according to a recent audit.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 →