STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Congress to investigate rail safety
By Don Davis
The U.S. House and Senate plan separate hearings on railroad safety after a series of derailments produced a flood of safety concerns.
A Senate committee plans a Thursday hearing, while o... Posted on 2/11/14 at 10:48 AM
FARGO SCHOOL TALK Federal Education Laws and Local Schools
There are eight Federal Education Laws that have not been renewed for several years, yet the laws have influence on local decisions about delivering quality education for our students.
By Superintende... Posted on 1/31/14 at 9:00 AM
THE FLENSBURG FILES: TRAVELS AND EXPERIENCES GATHERED OF A FORMER MINNESOTAN 2013 Christmas Market Tour: Gera (Thuringia)
Situated along the White Elster in eastern Thuringia, one does not pay attention to the third largest city in the state known as Gera, for many reasons. Once dubbed as the industrial hub in the form... Posted on 12/13/13 at 2:12 AM
REPUBLIC INSIDER Is Kristi Noem taking the right approach to school lunch?
Kristi Noem is attempting to roll back some of the school lunch regulations that went into effect last year. She seems to generally support the effort to get kids to eat healthier, but she thinks the ... Posted on 12/4/13 at 12:03 PM
ST. PAUL – A Republican plan designed to pass a Farm bill appears to have failed.
Reuters news service reports that GOP leaders have not been able to pro-duce enough votes from their members to pass a bill funding farm programs for the next five years.
BISMARCK – More than 600 full-time military technicians in the North Dako-ta National Guard will lose a total $1.2 million in pay over the next 11 weeks as they are required to take off one day a week due to national spending cuts.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate is expected to vote today on a proposal to roll back the student loan interest rate that increased from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1 because Congress didn’t pass a plan to prevent it.
Public Service commissioner first to enter 2012 race Video inside
FARGO – Exuding patriotism laced with political ambition, Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk declared Wednesday that he offers the discipline Washington needs to address the problems facing the nation.
Residents voice concerns at town hall
FARGO – Medicare, America’s financial crisis and last year’s health care reform law were among the predominant topics of conversation during a fiery town hall meeting with Republican Rep. Rick Berg here Wednesday.
WASHINGTON – Swiftly honoring a campaign pledge, newly empowered Republicans pushed legislation to repeal the nation’s year-old health care overhaul through the House on Wednesday night, brushing aside implacable opposition in the Senate and a veto threat from President Barack Obama.
David Espo / AP Special Correspondent
, January 20, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS – Two Minnesota members of Congress stressed the importance of continued voter access to elected representatives as they held “Congress on Your Corner” events Friday in tribute to a wounded colleague.
Patrick Condon / Associated Press
, January 15, 2011
You know the old adage “Look before you leap?” As efforts ramp up to repeal health care reform in Congress, we should take a long look at what that will mean for the quality of health care we have available to us here.
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