Vernon Center News


04/22/2018 08:56 PM  ~~~Source~~~
How Missouri is showing up Minnesota in legislative transparency 

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was the subject of a sex scandal detailed in a 24-page report that was recently released by the Missouri House of Representatives.Missouri is one of 45 states A - not including Minnesota - that require their legislatures to comply with their open-records laws. Gov. Greitens is the subject of a sex scandal detailed in a graphic 24-page report released by the Missouri House of Representatives.


04/17/2018 08:16 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Senate committee reverses itself on bill allowing Enbridge to bypass regulators on pipeline project 

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators wants the EPA to stop issuing waivers to federal biofuel laws. In a case of "never mind," a Senate committee Tuesday reversed itself and passed a bill that would allow Enbridge to build its controversial Line 3 oil pipeline across northern Minnesota without approval from public utility regulators.


04/08/2018 09:12 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Domestic abuse - gun confiscation rules need to be tightened 

A law that allows courts to confiscate guns from those convicted of child or domestic abuse or facing a restraining order was well intentioned when it was passed on a bipartisan vote in 2014, but a recent report shows lax enforcement is still putting victims at risk. A KARE 11 TV investigative report aired in February shows about 3,000 cases of orders for protection statewide that automatically required the perpetrator to surrender firearms.The required affidavit showing the firearms were removed and where they went was filed in just 4 percent of the cases.


04/02/2018 01:35 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials 

A law that allows courts to confiscate guns from those convicted of child or domestic abuse or facing a restraining order was well intentioned when it was passed on a bipartisan vote in 2014, but a recent report shows lax enforcement is still putting victims at risk. A KARE 11 TV investigative report aired in February shows about 3,000 cases of orders for protection statewide that automatically required the perpetrator to surrender firearms.


03/31/2018 03:29 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Child care providers speaking out 

Child care in Minnesota is facing a proverbial perfect storm of conditions, causing many to wonder how best to solve the issue. Increasing regulations combined with low wages and high turnover rates have created an unsustainable situation for a widely utilized service.