Rangers ride the Bomb – A reprise

September 1, 2021

When Rangers play investment bankers

Mining fun with numbers! – A reprise

August 31, 2021

Do you want to hear about the Doug Fund?

Aaron Brown is at the end of his rope

June 20, 2015

Aaron Brown, the Range Raconteur, has been required reading for anybody who is interested in an insider’s view of the Iron Range, one that differs from the fried tripe you get from, say, Bill Hanna. Reading Aaron’s reactions to the increasingly grisly political news emanating from the Iron Range has been especially interesting. His discomfort […]

Governance in the Dismal Swamp

June 17, 2015

In recent months, controversy has swirled around the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (the “IRRRB”) and the people who populate and control it: Iron Range legislators. There was another story by investigative reporter Jennifer Bjorhus in the Star Tribune on Sunday, June 14th – another eyebrow raiser – involving IRRRB loans to a Mountain […]

The Separation of Powers

June 10, 2015

Is on everyone’s lips

You want Dill on that Tomassoni?

May 20, 2015

[I’ve been indisposed and haven’t written much for a while. Sorry.] The close of the recent legislative session will probably set the bar for skullduggery on a number of fronts, not the least of which is the environment. HF 846, the odious Agriculture and Environment Omnibus Budget Bill contains a lot of policy in it — bad policy — […]

LeftMN Radio Hour 2-9-15

February 10, 2015

With guest MIchael Brodkorb

Rangers ride the Bomb

February 3, 2015

When Rangers play investment bankers

A conversation before drifting off

February 2, 2015

A little political pillow talk

Mining fun with numbers!

January 31, 2015

With an update on 2 – 1

Miscellany: Tomassoni edition (1-24)

January 24, 2015

He’s Exhibit A in the Range DFL’s sense of government entitlement

Tom Bakk

Marriage Equality in 2013: The In-between Senators

December 3, 2012

In the post The electoral implications of Marriage equality, I wrote the following: Let’s assume that DFLers representing districts that voted against the amendment will likely vote for Marriage equality. And let’s also assume that Republicans representing districts that voted for the amendment will likely vote against equality. If we assume these two things, than […]