Archive | January, 2013

by Howard Lestrud - ECM Political Editor Minnesota Sen. Al Franken held a media call Jan. 31 to discuss the Mental Health in Schools Act, which he introduced to expand access to mental health services in schools for kids who need help. Franken’s legislation authorizes $200 million in grant funding per year over five years, and [...]

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by T.W. Budig - ECM Capitol reporter Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Ron Latz is carrying legislation to keep guns out of the hands of criminals. “The whole package is really about prevention,” said Latz, flanked by Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman and House bill author Rep. John Lesch, DFL-St, Paul, at a Capitol press conference. Freeman [...]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter It was a campaign cudgel and the stuff of the first bill in the House. But state education leaders indicate speedy repayment of the school funding shift doesn’t top their legislative agenda. “From our perspective it’s not a top priority,” said Executive Director Gary Amoroso of the Minnesota Association [...]

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Community members gathered to support those in need at the PROP Empty Bowls event on Jan. 18 at Central Middle School. Participants picked out their own handcrafted bowl, made by local students, and filled it with soup while giving to the food shelf, which provides immediate and basic needs for Eden Prairie and Chanhassen residents [...]

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Every December for the past few years, Google has released a list of the 100 most searched-for terms of the year. As a representation of what’s been on the global culture’s mind throughout the year, the list has taken on such significance that Google has termed the list the “Zeitgeist 2013.” So I perused the [...]

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