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New Office Furniture For 10 Duluth City Workers: $90,000

I can see why this is drawing criticism since Duluth has been in such a penny-pinch mode as of late to get back on track.   I agree that people need good working spaces, but perhaps this could have been introduced in a better way to avoid instant backlash.  Where there bids to get average prices from multiple vendors?  Before you present such things, especially in politics, you have to be prepared for those who will push back.

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Please Note: Mayor’s Night Temporarily Moved To Monday

Usually Mayor's Night is held on the last Tuesday of the month, giving citizens the chance to voice your concerns, offer praise or make suggestions to better the quality of life in our City.  This is just a temporary change to Monday, March 26, but thought you should know, if you were planning to attend next week.

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Canadian Political Ad Puts The Bus In Bust

Right-leaning Canadian political group the Wildrose Party debuted its new campaign bus Monday. The tour bus is wrapped in an ad featuring party leader Danielle Smith. Big deal, right?  Well, the picture of Smith’s torso rises directly above the dual rear wheels, which makes those wheels appear directly under her neckline.

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Governor Vetoes Expansion Of Use Of Deadly Force

I tend to agree with the governor in that the concerns of our law officers needs to be taken into account as they are the ones who would deal with this type of activity more than the average citizen.  What are your thoughts?

 
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday vetoed a bill that would have expanded the cases in which people could use deadly force, siding with objections from law enforcement who said

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State Contribution To New Vikings Stadium: $398 Million

I think today brought fantastic news in that the Minnesota Vikings are as close as they've been to staying put and having a new facility that will help the entire state.  There are still some political obstacles to get over, but the momentum is positive.

 
After days of intense, closed-door meetings, DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday morning announced an agreement for what the governor called, "a new people's stadium" in downtown Minneapolis.

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Should Obama’s 2010 Heath Care Law Be Repealed? – Survey of the Day

The health care law of 2010 was the signature legislation of Barack Obama’s first term as President. However, according to a new poll from Gallup, the public is still very divided on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Mayor’s Night Is Next Tuesday~A Chance To Voice Your Concerns

If you could have a few minutes with the mayor of your city, what would you tell him? Has something been bugging you? Do you feel you have great ideas to better the city, or an event or location that is city owned...

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Obama’s 2012 Campaign Playlist Features Zac Brown Band, Sugarland, Darius Rucker + Dierks Bentley

Much like former Democratic President Bill Clinton — who went on late night TV playing the sax — President Barack Obama is using music to connect with a potential pool of voters. With the 2012 election nipping at his heels as he seeks re-election, the commander-in-chief has released a 28-track playlist via Spotify for his upcoming campaign.

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House Speaker John Boehner - Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images
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GOP Vows Congressional Action To Overturn Obama Administration Decision On Birth Control

Here we go again, a bunch of men arguing over what is best for women and using religion for political power.

Republicans vowed Wednesday to reverse President Barack Obama's new policy on birth control, lambasting the rule that religious schools and hospitals must provide contraceptive coverage for their employees as an "unambiguous attack on religious freedom in our country."

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A stunned crowd watch as a victorious Romney sang the Rod Stewart hit "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" - Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
A stunned crowd watch as a victorious Romney sang the Rod Stewart hit "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" - Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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Romney Routs Gingrich In Florida, Striding Closer To GOP Nomination

Mitt defeats Newt!  Newt still insists he has a sillier name.

 
Mitt Romney routed Newt Gingrich in the Florida primary Tuesday night, rebounding smartly from an earlier defeat and taking a major step toward the Republican presidential nomination. Gingrich vowed to press on despite the one-sided setback

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City of Duluth Holds Mayor’s Night TONIGHT: What’s On Your Mind?

If you could have a few minutes with the mayor of your city, what would you tell him?  Has something been bugging you?  Do you feel you have great ideas to better the city, or an event or location that is city owned?

If you answered "YES" to one of the previous questions and live in the city of Duluth, then "Mayor's Night" is for you, because you have your chance to voice your opinion and be HEARD!

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Should Presidential Candidates Be Questioned About Their Failed Marriages? — Survey of the Day

Newt Gingrich has surged to the front of the field among Republican presidential hopefuls, despite questions about his past failed marriages.

In fact, Gingrich seemed to score points with GOP voters when he lambasted CNN’s John King during a South Carolina debate for bringing up one of Gingrich’s ex-wives’ allegations of infidelity.

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