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If Minnesotans in 2009 were expecting Al Franken to arrive in Washington, D.C., as a bombastic elected official wanting to turn the U.S. Senate into a comedy hall, they were clearly mistaken. Instead, Sen. Al Franken became a low-key, out-of-the-limelight senator who quietly went about his business ...Read More
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When deciding who to endorse in House District 1 between incumbent Tim Walz (DFL) and challenger Jim Hagedorn (R), both present admirable qualities. However, we support Walz. Walz doesn’t believe it is fact that the Affordable Care Act is a total bust. Problems yes, but total disaster, no. “Ther...Read More
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Don Heinzman ECM Editorial Contributor   What would you do if someone nearby collapsed and was struggling to breathe? You must act quickly because, if the person is undergoing cardiac arrest, for every lost minute, the chance of survival goes down 10 percent. That’s why it’s so important to...Read More
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Keith Anderson ECM Director of News   There are hundreds of beautiful towns in the United States. And each of them has a claim to fame. Whether it’s the Fire Hydrant Capital of the world in Albertville, Alabama, the giant statue of Paul Bunyan welcoming visitors to Brainerd, Minnesota, or the...Read More
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Don Heinzman ECM Editorial Contributor   In frontier days, the sheriff saddled up his horse, organized a posse and, with his deputies, enforced the laws of the West. My, how times have changed. In Hennepin County this year, a majority of the deputies are coming after Sheriff Rich Stanek and are...Read More
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