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The Judicial system is facing increasing cost pressures. Other than increased funding, what steps can be taken to increase efficiency in the courts and still afford individuals due process under the law? We mustn't confuse the desire for efficiency with our constitutional mandate to provide effective justice.
The judicialsystem is facing increasing cost pressures. Other than increased funding, what steps can be taken to increase efficiency in the courts and still afford individuals due process under the law? The judiciary is suffering budget constraints, just like everyone else, and we must continue to search for ways to live within those constraints. One way is to reduce unnecessary court hearings. This can be accomplished by increased use of mediation, mandatory settlement conferences and strictly enforcing the rules of civil and criminal procedure.
Why did you decide to run for this position? I am running for Congress to ensure a safe and secure future for my grandchildren. I am committed to ending the wasteful spending that mortgages their future and ensuring our federal policies encourage - rather than hinder - job creation in America. In addition to getting America's economy back on track, I will continue to ensure our armed forces have the resources they need to keep our nation safe from threats at home and abroad.
Why did you decide to run for this position? I believe that we need to have real representation in Washington that reflects our true Minnesota values. If elected I will be that person: someone who will show up, stand up ,and fight hard for all of us, not just the special interests on Wall Street. I represent common sense, Main Street values. The country is facing serious challenges -- high unemployment, rising health care costs, out-of-control spending, other economy issues, and a continuing high number of mortgage foreclosures. What should be done, in your opinion, to address them?
Deputies from the Dakota County Sheriff's office responding to a reported fire in the woods located burning rolls of copper wire. The fire was reported in the area of Cooper Avenue and Cannon River Boulevard, in a remote area commonly referred to as the "Cascades" in the City of Randolph. According to sheriff Dave Bellows, upon their arrival deputies located rolls of cooper wire with the plastic insulation burning. This is a common method used to remove the plastic insulation prior to selling the wire for scrap.
Soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard's 34th Red Bull Infantry Division are returning to Fort Lewis, Wash., following their 12-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Their exact return dates to Minnesota will be released as soon as they become available. The 34th Infantry Division Soldiers will undergo medical and administrative processing at Fort Lewis before they return to Minnesota. Since May 2009, the 34th Infantry Division (34th ID) provided command and control of military forces in the southern third of Iraq.
GRANITE FALLS -- A handful of people came out to pore over maps and see how plans to invest $700 million and build a high-voltage line from Brookings, S.D., to Hampton in the southeast corner of the Twin Cities metropolitan area might affect them. The public hearing on Monday afternoon at Prairie's Edge Casino Resort near Granite Falls was an opportunity for residents living along a separate section of that corridor -- running from Marshall to Granite Falls -- to review a draft of an environmental impact statement on the CapX2020 project. Currently, H-shaped power poles hold a 115-kilovolt l
DULUTH, Minn. - A repeat of student fan behavior that included bigoted and offensive chants during a University of Minnesota Duluth men's hockey game will result in removal from the game and possible revocation of season tickets, UMD officials say. A group of fans in the UMD student section at the Oct.
The remaining partners in a South Dakota coal-fired power plant that was to provide electricity to Upper Midwestern states announced Monday they were killing the project. Big Stone II participants were Central Minnesota Municipal Power Agency, Heartland Consumers Power District, Missouri River Energy Services and Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. Otter Tail Power Co., coordinator of the project, dropped out this summer. Environmentalists who fought the plant were happy with Monday's announcement. "This represents the end of our four-year battle to defeat the plant we proved was unneeded, enviro
RED WING, Minn. -- Eagles, hawks, water fowl and other creatures are on their way. "This is the time. They are coming south," said Alison Springer. And the National Eagle Center in Wabasha is ready for them. A migration celebration lifts off this weekend at the center, which is situated on the Mississippi River, and continues through Nov. 22. This area sees the largest population of bald eagles in the lower 48 states. "It's not just a single weekend," added Springer, who is the new marketing manager for the eagle center.