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Dayton, Met Council vs. Shakopee

This article by Katherine Kersten is another outstanding article from her on the subject of how the Met Council intends to govern cities. Kersten starts by informing readers that the “council’s vision to transform how the people of the Twin Cities region live and get around has two prongs. First, the Thrive plan will promote […]

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Real Met Council reform, Part II

There’s no question that people are resistant to change. They appreciate the familiar, which is why it’s difficult, if not impossible, to change things that are broken. Sometimes, though, a dramatic shake-up is exactly what’s needed. The colonists knew that in the 1770s. There are lots of angry activists in the 21st Century who wonder […]

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Rep. Loon’s compelling case against Met Council

This video shows Rep. Jenifer Loon’s compelling case against the Met Council’s dictatorial authority: If Rep. Loon is right that the Met Council has the authority to override elected officials’ votes on things like the Southwest Light Rail project, then that runs contrary to the principles that this nation was founded on. This nation was […]

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Met Council: Unelected dictators?

Yes, the title of this post uses a bit of hyperbole. Still, the case that Katherine Kersten makes in this article tells a disturbing tale: The Met Council intends to change that in its 30-year plan for the seven-county metro area: “Thrive MSP 2040,” due out in 2014. Some of us, of course, prefer to […] . . . → Read More: Met Council: Unelected dictators? . . . → Read More: Met Council: Unelected dictators?