Tag Archives: Jim Scheibel

Dayton taps veterans Dave Frederickson and Ken Peterson for top posts

With his inauguration less than two weeks away, Gov.-elect Mark Dayton has announced two more state agency commissioners, and they are both familiar figures at the Capitol. Dave Frederickson will head the Department of Agriculture, and Ken Peterson has gotten the nod to lead the Department of Labor and Industry.

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Jonathan Franzen’s shaky grasp of St. Paul politics

Jonathan Franzen's widely hailed epic American novel "Freedom" largely takes place in St. Paul's Ramsey Hill neighborhood. The author's grasp of the nuances of the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood in the pre-Bush years are seemingly spot on. It's chock full of delicious details (W.A. Frost!) that will have locals nodding.

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