Opinion

Sometimes when a minor allegedly commits a crime, the law provides that society’s interests are better met by treating the juvenile as an adult. This process is known as “certification.” Minnesota law has rules to decide when a juvenile is certified to be treated as an adult. In Minnesota a child as young as 14 years old could be certified to adult court.

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Last week we told you about a bill regarding public access to critical data that was waiting for the governor’s signature. Last week Gov. Mark Dayton signed that bill, demonstrating that he understands and agrees with the public’s right to open access to government data.

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It’s tempting to look at last week’s $188 million school facilities bond referendum as a waste of time and money. Yet in the long run, the crushing defeat may prove to be a useful reality check for ISD 831.

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Ever wonder about the financial details of a government contract with a private business? You know, the details that force you to foot the bill for the project as a taxpayer? And what about the trickle down factor when the main contractor hires sub-contractors for major components of the job? Might you also be interested [...]

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