Archive for August 2016

State Trend in Sub-Par GDP Growth Reverses Under Progressive Policies

In the post-World War II era, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has been the principal way of measuring economic growth or contraction. Based on this widely accepted measure, Minnesota’s economy has slightly underperformed the national average over the course of the current century, but has outperformed the national average in the two years since the enactment…

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Minnesota’s Working Poor Still Hurting

About a quarter of a million Minnesota workers had cause to celebrate earlier this week, as the state’s minimum wage increased. However, millions of workers in Minnesotans and other states are still stuck in low wage jobs that do not adequately compensate them for the essential work they do. While Minnesota workers are doing modestly…

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Mid-Week Reads: Mike Tegeder Obituary

Every week, North Star will take some time out of our schedules to bring you our favorite reads from the past week. Jeff Van Wychen Obituary: Mike Tegeder, outspoken priest and passionate outdoors enthusiast On July 9, Father Mike Tegeder, a pastor at two Twin Cities parishes and a personal friend, passed away. Mike was…

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