“Leave no nest unshitted!”

October 24, 2015

Kurt Daudt, 2015

Salaries are back in the news!

July 10, 2015

Please see the update below . . . During the one day window that was given to him, Mark Dayton raised the salaries of his commissioners. You will remember that he raised them this spring, pursuant to authority given him by the Legislature, and Speaker Kurt Daudt cried piteously at the outrage, and Majority Leader […]

Minnesota State Capitol

Working hard for the money

March 23, 2015

Although it has kind of died down now, there was a great wailing and gnashing of teeth at the Legislature over the salary increases given by Governor Mark Dayton to his Commissioners, first by the House Republicans and their leader, Speaker Kurt Daudt, followed shortly thereafter by DFL Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, who persuaded […]

Dear rural friends: it’s not our fault

January 25, 2015

The politics of grievance and resentment

Miscellany 1-17-15

January 17, 2015

It frequently happens that an interesting item will come along that I would like to comment on or provide a link to, but it isn’t material for a whole story. That’s where the idea of Miscellany was born. It won’t be an aggregator, exactly, and I won’t do it with any predictable regularity. Each issue […]

The car salesman from Crown gets his feelings hurt

January 9, 2015

Hey Kurt, where the hell is my road?

The car salesman from Crown

December 30, 2014

You want the undercoating, right?

Capitol steps

Who’s the Load, really?

December 12, 2014

Owing the truth an apology

Lori’s $64,000 question

December 7, 2014

Will GOP find a way to repay voters in rural Minnesota?

Mourning opportunities lost IV

November 28, 2014

This series is turning into a regular thing. Even I’m getting tired of the graphic. There was a commentary in the Strib this morning (Friday, November 28th) about another failure that should be attributed to the DFL-controlled Legislature in 2013-14: stable and adequate transportation funding. It’s a commentary by Adam Platt, the executive editor of Twin […]

US Net Change Map

The Weekly Wrap 2-16

February 16, 2014

♣ The Republican Minority Leader of the Minnesota House, Kurt Daudt, will not get a free pass to endorsement this year: Oak Grove Mayor Mark Korin said today that he has filed the campaign paperwork and will seek the GOP endorsement. Korin is serving his fourth year as mayor of Oak Grove and runs an […]

Collin Peterson

The Weekly Wrap 1-26

January 26, 2014

Fundraising numbers continue to roll in, so that will be the bulk of the focus for The Wrap™ this week. ♣ Minnesota’s Representative of the seventh congressional district, one Collin Peterson, announced his fundraising haul for the last period of 2013. That number is $165,000, with $357,000 cash on hand. Peterson has been the subject […]