The Minnesota Department of Finance’s latest budget forecast, released Feb. 28, shows a positive balance of $88 million. Even with this news, Minnesota’s economy remains relatively unchanged, and we have challenges ahead of us.
Should the Minneapolis School Board have to disclose the term of it separation agreement with Supt. Thandiwe Peebles, who resigned under criticism? Is it proper for the Kandiyohi County Board to select a new county administrator outside of a public meeting?
On the final day of February, the state’s economic forecast for the next biennium was released, as were job-growth numbers for the first month of 2006. The good news is that, for now, Minnesota has an $88 million surplus and an unemployment rate lower than the nation’s average.
A few weeks before Christmas, former United States Senator from Minnesota and perennial presidential candidate Eugene J. McCarthy died. McCarthy represented St. Paul and then rural Ramsey County in Congress ten years and Minnesota in the U.S. Senate for 12 years.
The East Side Review readers who have sent pleas to St. Paul Police Chief John Harrington to restore the police department’s weekly crime statistics posted on the department’s Web site have received a little present in the mail.
Brianna Young, 13, is among the dozens vying for strikes on a Thursday afternoon at a near-capacity Sun Ray Lanes bowling alley, practicing for her weekend league. And while Brianna aims and bowls again and again, her mother Patty chats with a friend at the scoring table.