With Common Core Standards Minnesota Reading Scores Slide; Without Common Core Math Scores Best in the US

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  Students attending K-12 public schools in Minnesota are still performing below the proficient level on national standardized reading tests a full seven years after Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were fully implemented in the state. The national average is no longer significantly different than Minnesota in reading. It has…

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Constituents of Minnesota’s U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar Reportedly Being Polled About Potential Challengers for 2020

  Someone in the Democratic Party may be considering a test drive of a new candidate to challenge controversial first-term U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) (pictured, center). Residents in Omar’s district reportedly are being polled on support for alternative candidates for the 2020 elections. Minnesota political activist Tane Danger tweeted,…

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Omar Joins Bernie Sanders to Introduce Bill Cancelling All $1.6 Trillion in Student Loan Debt

  Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) joined Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Monday to introduce a bill that would cancel all $1.6 trillion in student loan debt for 45 million Americans. Omar, who’s sponsoring the legislation in the House, joined Sanders and several of her House colleagues at a press conference outside…

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Report: 44 Percent of Twin Cities Residents Considered ‘Post-Christian’

  A new study released this month found that the Northeast region of America is the most “post-Christian” area of the country. The study, conducted by Barna research, is part of an ongoing survey of Americans based on a random sample of 21,378 adults conducted over a ten-year period. To…

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Opioid Prescriptions Drop 15 Percent in Michigan

by Tyler Arnold   Opioid prescriptions dropped 15 percent in 2018 from the previous year in Michigan, according to numbers released by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). The number of opioid prescriptions dropped from 9.7 million to 8.2 million in that timespan. “The decrease in dispensions…

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Another Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Official Reprimanded for Anti-Military Comments

  A DFL official has resigned after writing a “reprehensible tweet” directed at Rep. Tom Emmer’s (R-MN-06) son, who recently completed basic training to become a U.S. Marine. “Can’t wait to hear about all the Iranian civilians he murdered after you and the GOP finish the garbage kabuki theatre false…

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Public Policy Experts Engage in Panel Discussion on Threat Posed by China to American, Indian Economies

  A who’s who list of public policy experts on Saturday expounded upon the “unrestricted warfare” that has been waged for decades by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) against American electronics and other manufacturers and the importance of India’s help in fighting this threat. The National Indian American Public Policy…

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Ilhan Omar Defends AOC’s Comments Comparing Border Crisis to ‘Concentration Camps’

  Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) recently defended fellow freshman Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14), who’s facing ongoing criticism for calling immigrant detention centers “concentration camps.” Ocasio-Cortez made the comment during a Tuesday night live stream on Instagram, and has continued to stand by her remarks. “This administration has established concentration…

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State Senator Looks to Change SNAP Requirements After Minnesota Millionaire Collected Food Stamps

  A Minnesota state senator wants to tighten the rules on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) after a local millionaire, in full compliance with the law, collected food stamps for more than a year. Rob Undersander was on Fox Business Thursday to explain how he pulled it off, noting…

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CNN Asks Klobuchar Why Democrats Don’t ‘Pack Stadiums the Way This President Does’

  Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) was on CNN anchor Chris Cuomo’s show Tuesday night where she was asked why the Democratic candidates “don’t pack stadiums the way this president does.” “One simple question: why don’t the Democrats pack stadiums the way this president does?” Cuomo asked Klobuchar just moments after…

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