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Big Tech Makes Tough Case for Laissez-Faire Regulation

By being so evidently partisan, Big Tech companies are making it harder for free marketeers to defend them. Twitter and Facebook users are beginning to clearly see political bias from Big Tech companies through censorship of news stories.

Mpls. City Council’s war onMpl cars delays rebuilding in wake of riots

The City of Minneapolis delays the rebuilding of businesses destroyed by riots in South Minneapolis because a dental office expanding to treat low-income patients wants too much parking.

Northstar commuter train ridership plummets 95%

Last year, taxpayers subsidized $19 for every ticket sold on the commuter train. Now with ridership down 95%, taxpayers are paying a hefty $445 for each one-way ride. 

Minnesota’s tax revenues are coming in better than forecast

This good news for the state government hides the reality of bad news indeed for lower-income earners. With dire budget projections for Minnesota, how is this happening?

Xcel Energy ties executive pay to emissions goals: Minnesotans pay the price

Xcel’s new Green Energy Plan will increase energy costs by $1,428 per year for each customer. Minnesotans should not be forced to foot CEO Ben Fowke’s  $5.6 million bonus. 

U of MN webinar focuses on 12 steps to recover from ‘white conditioning’

The UofM’s School of Social Work hosted a webinar on how to decenter Whiteness,  claiming “white supremacist teachings have been integrated into our minds and spirits.”

To survive winter, restaurants are extending patio season

The hospitality industry has been hit hard by Gov. Walz’s continued COVID-19 restrictions. To stay in business, restaurants have no choice but continue to be creative.

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The Big Match-Up: Minnesota vs. Wisconsin

American Experiment is partnering with Wisconsin’s Badger Institute for a discussion on how state policy can determine which state fares better economically. Who will come out on top?

Join us at these locations:

La Crosse, WI
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Radisson Hotel, 200 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, WI 54601

7:45 AM Doors open
8:00 AM Presentation begins
Tickets are $5, includes breakfast, a FREE American Experiment wine glass, a FREE Badger Institute mug, and a copy of John Phelan’s newly released report.

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Stillwater, MN
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Water Street Inn, 101 Water Street South, Stillwater, MN 55082

12:30 AM Doors open
1:00 PM Presentation begins
Tickets are $10, includes lunch, a FREE American Experiment wine glass, a FREE Badger Institute mug, and a copy of John Phelan’s newly released report.

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Duluth, MN
Friday, October 30, 2020
Holiday Inn & Suites Downtown, 200 West 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55802

11:30 AM Doors open
12:00 PM Presentation begins
Tickets are $10, includes lunch, a FREE American Experiment wine glass, a FREE Badger Institute mug, and a copy of John Phelan’s newly released report.

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  • What Mining Can Do for Minnesota

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    Thursday, December 3rd at noon CST via Zoom Minnesota has some of the largest undeveloped deposits of copper, nickel, cobalt, and titanium ores in the entire world. Responsibly developing these resources would be a massive boost to Minnesota’s economy. Join Center of the American Experiment for a discussion on mining in Minnesota. Experts Isaac and Debbie will present their research and show the potential economic benefits of developing these world-class resources and how it can be done in a way that also protects the environment. This event is online. Upon registration you will be sent a link to join the…

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