As thousands of frustrated Minnesotans were notified about glitches and errors in their applications on the state insurance exchange, April Todd-Malmlov took a two-week break.Read More →
Minnesota’s new online voter registration system has run into problems from the day it launched in late September. Just as critics predicted.Read More →
By Tom Steward | Watchdog Minnesota Bureau
WILLMAR, Minn. — So you think the extended warranty on that big screen under the tree cost you?
Willmar Municipal Utilities pays $65,000 a year for an extended performance warranty on each of the city’s two troubled wind turbines. That’s $130,000 per year, or $390,000 during the past three years.
By Tom Steward | Watchdog Minnesota
ST. PAUL, Minn. — There’s a new state lottery kicking off on Jan. 1 that might just offer better odds of a payoff than the scratch cards, Gopher 5 and Daily 3 games already out there.
The “Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive” lottery comes with a $150 million jackpot — $15 million [...]
By Joy Pullmann | The Heartland Institute
National curriculum requirements are influencing schools across the country in myriad ways, big and small.
One not-so-obvious change is that Common Core standards can influence how teachers grade student work.
Teachers have used standards-based grading almost as long as U.S. schools have been required to conform to centrally determined standards — [...]