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Notes From Norm – Control Matters

Election Day is less than two weeks and while much of the focus has been on a U.S. Senate and Governor’s race in Minnesota, there is an equally important race taking place for control of the Minnesota House. Today, the DFL Party holds control of every single constitutional office in Minnesota. In addition, they hold Read more here…

Notes From Norm – Demand The Truth

On a warm summer day in July, Governor Mark Dayton said this when refusing to release the exchange rates for MNsure until after the November Election:  “I think they are going to be so badly distorted for political purposes that I don’t think they will shed any light for consumers.”   The very next day, Read more here…

Note From Norm – A Troubling Senator

Let’s see, it took the horrific beheading of two American citizens for Al Franken to say he is  “troubled” by the fact that Minnesotans are joining terrorist groups in Syria to train and fight alongside the most dangerous terrorist group in modern day history. According to the Star Tribune, sometime during the day yesterday Al Read more here…

Notes From Norm – A Silent Senator As Terror Threats Grow

The center of terror is no longer in the Middle East. The epicenter of this malignancy has settled in Minnesota. And, what is and isn’t being done to combat it is as central to our nation’s security and survival as any threat our nation has ever faced. Besotted by his own words, our President boldly Read more here…

Notes From Norm – Governor OK

According to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, the Minnesota unemployment rates in July of 2014 was about 4.5 percent. For Black or African American, that rates stands at 10.7%. Alarmingly, for Hispanic or Latinos that rate is 8.5% compared to 6.3 percent 12 months ago. For white Minnesotans, the rate is at Read more here…

Notes From Norm – Questions On A Stick

The Minnesota State Fair is just around the corner! In just a few days hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans from every corner of the state will converge in the Twin Cities to absorb all the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the State Fair. And, as a public service to my fellow Minnesotans, I provide Read more here…

Notes From Norm – He Swallowed Life Whole

The sudden passing of Minnesota Chamber of Commerce President David Olson was like a punch in the gut. Not only was David a close personal friend who I have been proud to stand with in so many political and policy battles over the decades, but he was a fierce and loyal ally in life to Read more here…

Notes From Norm – Scott Patrick and the Children of God

Today, Minnesota and the nation will mourn the loss of a great American hero. His name is Officer Scott Patrick. Last week, in a violent shock to our system and our hearts, a routine traffic stop resulted in the murder of this man whose sworn duty to protect the public cost him his life. Media Read more here…

Notes From Norm – Hiding From The Great Minnesota Get Together

In a telling sign of where the so-called mainstream media in Minnesota intends to focus its energy in the 2014 U.S. Senate and Minnesota Governor’s Race was the deafening sound that could be heard when Al Franken and Mark Dayton both refused an invitation by MPR to debate at this year’s Minnesota State Fair. The Read more here…

Notes From Norm – StudentsFirst Put Students First

The organization, StudentsFirst, announced recently that it is pulling out of Minnesota. Its decision is a disappointment for any Minnesotan who wants to see our public school system continue to improve and more importantly meet the tomorrow needs of today’s children when it comes to their education. A bit of a disclaimer here.  StudentsFirst State Read more here…