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Jon Daniel, angry young man, and Jim Ardis, mayor of Peoria. (The mayor's photo is on the right, if you couldn't tell.)
Bob April 24, 2014 at 12:48 pm
Wow...you guys are nuts. And I am conservative......a "kid" did something he should notRead More have. A parody doesn't harm other people like he was doing. I do not think anyone would want this "kid" to do it to them and their family. Teach the young man right from wrong w/ the proper punishment.....and chill out people....geeezzzz.....
voice of america April 24, 2014 at 02:16 pm
Bob,I don't where you come from maybe russia, Iran I know the leader over there did the same thingRead More to his people. We are not the mayor or police chief, don't take the job if you can't take what comes with it. I am sure the Mayor said to the incumbent, I can do this job better then you, trust me vote for me, not everybody! the kid did not trust him saw who he really was. the kid is a hero, he brought the true colors of the mayor out, and the kid was wright. Now he got to go. and the police chief with him.
The Other Christine April 24, 2014 at 03:38 pm
Bob... If someone said I was smoking pot with a prostitute I would have to sue them for defamation.Read More That is the proper punishment. And that is what we are trying to explain to you. He didn't yell fire in a crowded theater... that would have the potential to harm other people. They mayor, judges, and police were overzealous at least, or acted criminally at worst. I can't imagine how you think it's acceptable for the police to raid someone's house over a satirical twitter account... this is not Nazi Germany.
Minnesotanative January 26, 2014 at 08:57 am
Interesting when in our own community the police look the other way and allow pot dealers fromRead More another country do their thing. Why not regulate it and get the tax money? It will guarantee that it is a good clean organic variety and we would benefit from the taxes on it. Colorado and Washington and California( medical Marijuana) will be watched closely on this issue.
Eric Anondson January 26, 2014 at 10:40 am
Let's start with reforming drug sentencing around marijuana. It is a true minority of people thatRead More think our drug sentencing minimums are sane and are doing more societal good than societal harm. They are out of all proportion. And then when we fix drug sentencing minimums, we should retroactively revise sentences to all those in Minnesota prisons for drug violations. I'm not convinced "medical marijuana" should be the first hurdle to jump to changing the state's drug policy, we know everything medicinal in "medical marijuana" and regulated and is available over-the-counter by prescription already.
Minnesotanative January 27, 2014 at 10:41 am
Leslie, You stopped me as i entered a DFL event and bad mouth Gov Dayton because he opposed this. ItRead More appears to me that Gov Dayton is taking a guarded, rational approach to this issue. I am happy he is wanting more research on the entire issue. I think he will change his mind on this after the facts are out. But your approach is too extreme. Take some demeanor from Scott Dibble. H
onefastdoggie January 23, 2014 at 07:10 am
So the dome was good enough for the Vikings, but not so for the Twins. Build them a field you cried,Read More and you the tax payer did. The dome is good enough for the Vikings but not so for the Gophers. Build them a field you cried, and you the tax payer did. What is wrong with you folks from Minnesota, I mean what is your deal? Karl, you do know you bought the other 2 stadiums right? Is that it, your pissed because you already bought 2 stadiums for 2 crappy teams and you just cannot handle one more? I guess I could see your point then, but you have to come out and say that.
Mike K. January 23, 2014 at 12:13 pm
Why didn't the Pohlads and Wilfs go get a loan to build their projects just like everyone else hasRead More to? Because....they use their wealth to buy political favors and get free taxpayer money instead! Also, let's not forget which newspaper owns the majority of the land in this redevelopment and that has been very vocal supporters of the project. Hint: they have a very elderly multi-multi-multi millionaire who somehow thinks he is still relevant.
Leslie Davis January 25, 2014 at 12:19 am
It wouldn't have happened on my watch. Leslie Davis ECHO PRESS Alexandria, Minnesota January 24,Read More 2014 Leslie Davis announces governor candidacy Leslie Davis of Minneapolis has announced his candidacy for Minnesota governor. Born in 1937, Davis is a U.S. Army veteran, father of four grown children and is founder/president of Earth Protector Companies. Now affiliated with the DFL, he will run in the DFL primary this August. “Right now, many Minnesotans are losing jobs, homes, farms, and retirement funds, and many middle class families are being thrown into poverty as fuel, food, housing, medical care and education costs soar,” Davis said. For more information, visit www.LeslieDavis.org
Mike B. January 22, 2014 at 03:31 pm
The Capitol does not have enough Civil War art. And I would correct the author. It was really theRead More War against Northern Aggression, as Lincoln and the northerners started the war against the South, who were correct in standing up to the North for states' rights.
Dan Peterson January 23, 2014 at 08:10 am
It has been fine for a hundred years. In fact very fine. Leave it that way.
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SomeGuy January 17, 2014 at 09:30 am
By that logic, the state should not regulate youth and alcohol or prescription drugs. KnownRead More health risks associated with overuse - regulation makes sense for minors.
Brandi Stillings January 17, 2014 at 10:01 am
No the state, or government should not have to limit a person's right to do anything. Tanning is theRead More least of our worries. I hate to go on a rant, but look at everything else they can control. It's becoming a dictatorship rather than a democracy. Now, they are drug testing random public school students, demanding we pay outrageous prices for prescriptions, tanning isn't the issue here. Taking away our right to do what we can is wrong. Although, it is unhealthy and teens should know better by now, the most we can do is educate them not demand change.
Tank Murdoch January 17, 2014 at 12:40 pm
Hey kids can get stoned legally in some States, why not take a tan too
Matt Wendt January 13, 2014 at 05:33 pm
I would like to see this passed primarily as a benefit to our state's craft beer, wine andRead More distillery industries. In their own right, each of these industries are significant tourist attractions. Not allowing them to sell their products on one of the most popular tourist days of the week makes no sense.
Rep. Joe Atkins (DFL-District 52B)
Barbara Gilbertson January 10, 2014 at 10:54 am
Sweetie, you don't EVER want to go mano-a-mano with me on the sarcasm continuum. Believe that.Read More Meanwhile, you have made me consider re-thinking the kill-switch recommendation. That is no small thing, as those who know me best will attest. "Dead men...don't issue kill-switch commands." Not the most persuasive of your arguments, but the most amusing.
Edward Anderson January 10, 2014 at 11:18 am
I'm not your sweetie, Honey. :) If you really want to be able to disable your phone remotely, theRead More Prey Anti Theft app by Fork Ltd. not only allows you to lock your device from intrusion, it also uses its camera, GPS, and network capabilities to help you pinpoint its location, and can let you trigger a loud alarm even if it's on silent. And it's free. Available in the Google Play store. Dunno whether they publish an iOS version. If they don't, they should.
Barbara Gilbertson January 10, 2014 at 11:42 am
Mr. Anderson: Good points, well taken.
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Northstream December 6, 2013 at 06:28 pm
Blah Blah Blah and the city caves in again. What do they pay attention to? Real estate developersRead More needing more subsidies.