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ECM Editorial Board ECM Publishers, Inc. There was a sea change in the political landscape in 2012 when voters handed the DFL Party a majority in both house of the Legislature to partner with DFL Gov. Mark Dayton. If there was any doubt that the party in control would retreat from its campaign promises, the [...]

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ECM Editorial Board ECM Publishers, Inc. When the Minnesota Sports Facility Authority unveils the design for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium on May 13 at the Guthrie Theatre, the public will get a glimpse of the grand edifice that is planned to be built over the next three years. When ground is broken on the [...]

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ECM Editorial Board:  A growing number of scientific findings on early brain development and the ability of children to learn more earlier is leading educational and business leaders to push for more state funding to educate three-and four-year-old children, particularly from communities with concentrations of poor families. Experts say that at the age of five [...]

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ECM Editorial Board ECM Publishers, Inc. Gov. Mark Dayton’s revised budget is much improved over his initial budget of January 2013. He dumped the “business-to-business” sales tax that generated a snowstorm of opposition from Edina to Elk River, from Caledonia to Little Falls, and all parts in between. Business-to-business sales taxes hurt a company’s bottom [...]

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