In a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday, Minnesota’s U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar spoke in support of an amendment she co-sponsored to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment would allow American consumers to safely import lower-priced Food and Drug Administration-approved drugs from other approved countries.
Inspired by a gingerbread house, this original story is meant to feel like an old folktale. It is told in Tomte Kajsa's voice. A tomte is a Swedish house elf--a cousin to the Norwegian nisse.
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Minnesota’s population has grown by just over 6 percent so far this decade, while six of the seven Northeast counties have declined by roughly that same amount. Cook County is the exception, with a population growth of about 5 percent in the last decade.
The shots for the H1N1 flu virus are still available at the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic in Grand Marais. So far the number of folks showing up for the H1N1 shots has been underwhelming.
Grand Marais Mayor Sue Hakes said she hoped to go into 2010 without a raise in taxes. However, Hakes says unallotments made by the governor totaling $31,000 along with the possibility of further cuts next year, made a 3 percent levy increase necessary.
Bob and Ann chatted Dec. 4 with Christine Lindberg, senior lexicographer at Oxford University Press, about the 2009 Word of the Year: unfriend. Find out more about Word of the Year and the runners-up. Listen to the interview.
Buck and Bob talked with Dave Watson of the Twin Cities, who recently became the first person to ski down K2, the world's second-highest mountain. Learn more about his adventure. Listen to the interview.
Welcome back to Magnetic North, where that icky white stuff is starting to pile up. No, not snow. We wish!