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Governor Walz’s California car mandates could cost $81 million in grid upgrades every year
Governor Tim Walz probably doesn’t realize it, but his California car mandates will cost Minnesota families and businesses millions of dollars every year to update the electric grid to accommodate…
30 years ago Minnesota changed the education landscape, but we can’t run on past success
Thirty years ago, Minnesota became the first state to spark the fastest growing engine of change for public education: the charter school revolution. By passing the nation’s first charter school…
Why Bloomington’s full ban on flavored tobacco won’t work
Bloomington is surrounded by other cities that have no similar restrictions. It will be illogical to expect smokers not to flock to areas nearby to purchase flavored tobacco products.
Colonial Pipeline debacle shows we still need pipelines and the fossil fuels they carry
The closure of the Colonial Pipeline, a major pipeline that delivers 45 percent of the fuel consumed on the East Coast, due to a cyberattack has brought a new focus…
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Is Minnesota Next?
In February, more than 4.5 million Texas families suffered through a week of power outages due to inadequate electricity supplies. What caused these blackouts, and how can we make sure…
Support Mining in Minnesota
Minnesota is the place to mine for critical minerals.
Walz loses in court, settles with churches
For the first time since invoking emergency orders, Gov. Tim Walz lost a court battle challenging his emergency powers, specifically his orders limiting church worship services, treating them differently than…
Xcel Energy finally tells the truth about the cost of solar…in North Dakota
Xcel Energy has finally told the truth about the cost of solar panels, in North Dakota. In a document submitted to the North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC), the equivalent…
The Biden plan: Bringing Critical Race Theory into public schools
Take action! Your feedback on Biden's proposed rule is needed by May 19, 2021.
Goldman Sachs: ‘Copper is the new oil.’ Will Minnesota be the next North Dakota?
A new report by Goldman Sachs makes a bold claim: copper is the new oil. If this is true, it means Minnesota, which has some of the largest undeveloped copper…
A new unemployment problem: it pays too well
This op ed appeared in the Star Tribune on April 28th, 2021 As Minnesota’s economy slowly begins to recover from COVID-19 and the measures taken by state government to fight…