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  • A helping hand for the poorest of the poor

    Below is a commentary by Freedom Foundation of Minnesota CEO Annette Meeks which appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on November 18, 2016A helping hand for the poorest of the poorBut you won't see something like a RAM medical clinic in Minnesota, where, of course, there are laws and regulations that forbid it.Thanksgiving came early for me this year and in a most unexpected way. My day of giving thanks for a multitude of blessings occurred on a mid-November weekend in Bradenton, Fla., w...

  • How a $7 million dollar bike path gets built

    Perhaps you know this but it escaped my attention despite multiple monthly trips to the Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport (MSP): “cyclists can’t ride all the way to Terminal 1” (the terminal formerly known as the Lindberg Terminal.)  The solution:  a proposed $7 million dollar, 0.9-mile bike path that would allow Minneapolis to supposedly become a “world class city” and provide a way for avid cyclists to get to the airport.There are lots of uncheck...

  • Looking for waste, fraud or abuse in state government? Start at MNDOT

    Individual incomes in Minnesota varies widely from county to county but the median family income is approximately $53,657.  This number has stagnated in the past decade which is why so many middle-class families have felt that they are treading water economically. The instinct of those families is correct:  if adjusted for inflation, the median income decreases in size by nearly $10,000.  Many full-time workers all across the state haven’t been making economic progress ...

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