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ECM Publishers, Inc. ECM Editorial Board Among the vital public policy issues postponed until after the election, and now awaiting action by the lame duck Congress, is the so-called “Farm Bill.” We observe that “Farm Bill” is a somewhat misleading moniker that likely distracts the public and their elected officials alike. The fact is that [...]

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ECM Editorial Board ECM Publishers, Inc. A record number of Minnesota voters on Tuesday, Nov. 6 sent a strong message to their legislators—end the gridlock, compromise and do what’s best for the state, not for the political party. They had in mind those days when inability to reach a compromise on a budget actually shut [...]

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ECM Editorial Board ECM Publishers, Inc. This country is stronger when virtually every adult is empowered with their constitutional right to vote. Few restrictions should limit this right, and a change in those limits should only be made when it’s been demonstrated that the rights of the majority are in danger. There are two principles [...]

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ECM Editorial Board ECM Publishers, Inc. Your election clerk is busy creating a long and detailed ballot for you. We all know Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are running, but who are all those other candidates for President? Our 2012 ballots will include candidates for city council, school board and the ubiquitous soil and water [...]

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ECM Publishers, Inc. ECM Editorial Board A 10-year agreement between Canterbury Park and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community reached in early June is neatly billed as a “cooperative marketing agreement.” To be fair, the agreement involves marketing as the race track operation and the Mystic Lake Casino owners will work hand in hand to promote [...]

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