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Letter: Some council members have courage to speak up

April 17, 2016

Posted in the Prior Lake American: Thursday, April 14, 2016 3:45 pm By Wes Mader The Prior Lake City Council met in special session (no TV coverage) recently to respond to the latest Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community application, which will strip more land from our tax base. According to the Prior Lake American, the full SMSC […]

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Commentary: It’s good to question need for large referendum amount

April 16, 2016

Posted: Friday, April 15, 2016 12:00 pm By John Diers Growing up, most of us spent roughly 180 days a year in school. We loved it. We hated it. We had teachers both good and bad. There were moments of excitement and insight interspersed with hours of interminable boredom and pedagogy. We were given facts […]

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Commentary: Are we inducing demand for road projects?

April 3, 2016

Commentary: Are we inducing demand for road projects? Posted: Friday, April 1, 2016 12:00 pm By John Diers “Induced demand” is economist speak for a phenomenon that occurs when increasing the supply of something makes people want to use it even more — like ice cream. First identified and applied to road building in the […]

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Manifesto for Change

March 19, 2016

This will be a difficult election year. People are angry with government that is both unfair and unaccountable—government that allows special interests and millionaires to pay no taxes while working and middle class families struggle to send their kids to college and save for retirement and seniors on fixed incomes face property tax hikes and […]

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Manifesto for Change

March 19, 2016

This will be a difficult election year. People are angry with government that is both unfair and unaccountable—government that allows special interests and millionaires to pay no taxes while working and middle class families struggle to send their kids to college and save for retirement and seniors on fixed incomes face property tax hikes and […]

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