News & Comment: Progress on mental health
The Obama administration approved final rules on mental health parity law approved more than five years ago.
News & Comment: SAC Capital gets sacked; Sex offender politics
New York Times suggests a sea change in how Justice Department will prosecute financial crime -- with criminal charges.
Highway 14 expansion can happen with enough finagling
Deep in the bowels of MnDOT policy, one can find a way around rules and regulations to just get things done, and apologize later.
News & Comment: NYTimes.com shutdown. High school sports. Are they too expensive?
The digital news age has exploded, but it carries the risks inherent in technology. Some Free Press readers tell us often that high school sports is a waste of taxpayer money.
News & Comment: Vikings owners legal issues. Punching right.
The recent legal troubles in New Jersey for Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf are causing stadium backers and pols to do more "due diligence" on stadium deal. Finalizing agreement has been put off until hired "forensic accountants" get a looksee at the legal docs.
News & Comment: When will Washington work? It does, sometimes
If you read the latest news and commentary out of Washington D.C., you'll get the impression that absolutely nothing works, that a small town city council, for example, could do a much better job of running the country. You'd be partially right, but temper your angst, there are rays of hope.
News and comment: Legislature taxes and politics
DFL leadership has turned more sensitive to tax increases and the public mood has changed, due in part to media amplification of groups like the Tea Party
News and comment: gun filibuster, civic center expansion
Longtime GOP senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham thwarted GOP filibuster on gun bills. Finally, it looks as though Mankato long-awaited civic center expansion will happen.
News and Comment: gay marriage, guns, cyber attacks
Western civilization in the U.S. had its hands full this week with dilemmas on gay marriage, gun control and cyber attacks
News and comment: Guns, hockey crowds, school shooting hoaxes
As the Minnesota Legislature debated gun background checks this week, a 12-year old called in a false report of a school shooting at a New Prague middle school. Meanwhile, a mega-sports weekend in Mankato spurred anew the missing fan debate
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