Opinion

To the editor: Hennepin County Commissioner Mike Opat complained in a recent letter to the editor (“Minneapolis streetcar plan is bad for the region and suburbs,” Feb. 20) that the city of Minneapolis might take a cut of the county transit tax for its streetcar project. This is just more of the kettle calling the [...]

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To the editor: The 2014 Legislative session will surely bring a push to increase the five-county sales tax for transit, which was sought and approved by counties for the express purpose of building out a regional network of Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lines. As a Hennepin County Board Member, I [...]

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To the editor: My hometown is important to who I am. I look at Brooklyn Park and I see the neighborhood I grew up in, the astounding diversity I was exposed to, and the phenomenal college I am proud to have attended, North Hennepin Community College. I am so proud of where I have come [...]

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To the editor: It looks like the state will have about a billion dollar surplus. I would be surprised if the people who created it – the taxpayers – get any of it back. Apparently though, there is widespread support for the repeal of the business to business tax (“Stop for a look at B2B [...]

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To the editor: Just wanted to state my opinion on Peggy Bakken’s column about banning all cellphone use completely while driving in Minnesota (Jan. 23, vol. 44, No. 4). While I agree that I have had my share of derision for people driving while talking to the phone (sometimes in the passing lane on interstates, [...]

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