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August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Letter: Day of reckoning is near
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Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
April 14, 2016
Real ID could cost Minnesota $5 million
Real ID basics How would Real ID be different? There are extra security checks for states issuing federally compliant licenses to make sure people getting them are who they say they are, and states need to keep extra data about the recipients. Federally approved licenses also...
April 14, 2016 - 11:06pm
December 23, 2015
Without new IDs, Minnesotans may not be able to fly
ST. PAUL — Minnesota violates federal identification card rules, and Minnesotans needing an ID to get into some federal facilities may be out...
December 23, 2015 - 10:08am
November 14, 2015
Gov. Dayton asks for extension for REAL ID compliance
ST. PAUL — Come 2016, Minnesotans may be unable to board commercial aircraft with their state-issued identification.
November 14, 2015 - 12:12am
November 5, 2014
Questions raised over same-day registration at UM Morris
MORRIS — Some students at the University of Minnesota, Morris were not able to vote after a disagreement over ID requirements for same-day voter registration for students. Erik Hatlestad, UMM Campus Organizer for the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group said students who live...
November 5, 2014 - 2:49am
November 6, 2012
Minn. voters decide if they should show IDs in next election
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Voters decided Tuesday if they would be required to prove who they are in elections beginning next year. Election officials said they know of little voter fraud and said the constitutional amendment would cost millions of dollars, but supporters said that democracy...
November 6, 2012 - 7:39pm
November 3, 2012
Letter: Voter ID is fraud, vote no
Here are a few things to think about before you vote on the proposed Voter ID amendment to the Minnesota constitution. The amendment is a purely Republican proposal. Only Republicans voted for it in the Minnesota House and Senate. All Democratic senators and representatives voted...
November 3, 2012 - 12:02am
November 2, 2012
Letter: Integrity of the vote
I don't think people are "disenfranchised" when they are required to have a photo ID to buy alcohol, cigarettes, Sudafed, to board a plane, drive a car, enter federal buildings, cash a check, go to some movies, rent a car or a hotel room. You get the idea. Isn't it more important...
November 2, 2012 - 12:28am
November 1, 2012
Letter: It's common sense to vote no
Before you vote on the proposed voter ID amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, stop to consider what organizations oppose the amendment. The League of Women Voters and AARP both urge you to vote no. Both Catholic Charities and Lutheran Social Services oppose the amendment. In...
November 1, 2012 - 12:31am
October 31, 2012
Letter: Vote no on voter ID
Lutheran Social Services lists the following groups who are without government issued photo IDs: * 18 percent of the elderly * 10 percent of people with disabilities * 18 percent of citizens aged 18-24 * 200,000 registered voters in Minnesota Michael Freeman, son of former Governor...
October 31, 2012 - 9:16am
Letter: Don't limit voting right
I urge you to vote no on the voter ID amendment. The voter ID requirement is a solution in search of a problem. Furthermore, the "solution" is not at this point at all well-defined. The only language in the proposed amendment describing the ID is that it be a "valid government-issued...
October 31, 2012 - 9:07am
Letter: Lapsed license not valid ID
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Driver and Vehicle Services requests this correction to information in a letter from Jeanne Vogel, published Oct. 27. When a Minnesota driver of any age stops driving and allows a driver's license to lapse, the license is not...
October 31, 2012 - 8:39am
October 29, 2012
Letter: Stop voter fraud
Certain people get desperate when they think they are going to lose. They make up half-truths and tell lies. They substitute their reality for the truth. The voter ID amendment is getting saturated with falsehoods now before the election. Whether it's Joan Growe, former Secretary...
October 29, 2012 - 8:54am
Letter: Protect our right to vote
I've always been proud of the fact that Minnesota has one of the highest voter turnouts, if not the highest, in our nation. That's why it is so disappointing that the Republican-majority Legislature decided to disenfranchise and discriminate against everyday Minnesota citizens in...
October 29, 2012 - 12:52am
October 27, 2012
Letter: The actual ballot language
As I visit with Minnesotans across the state, many are surprised to learn that they never get to see the actual language of the two proposed changes to our state's constitution on their ballot. This seems odd to many voters, given the importance of the constitution as our state's...
October 27, 2012 - 8:16pm
Letter: Trying to clarify voter ID
I am writing in response to Bev Engleson's letter to the editor on Oct. 16. I have had the privilege of working with our elderly in both nursing homes and assisted living facilities for longer than 20 years. It has been my passion to be able to care for those who have given so much...
October 27, 2012 - 8:01pm