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DEED’s Mark Phillips is on a job-creating mission

There is little question when visiting with Mark Phillips that he is a son of the Iron Range. The Department of Employment and Economic Development commissioner speaks fondly of his 30 years in economic development on the Range, a swath of northern Minnesota dense with mines and industry.

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The journey of Margaret Anderson Kelliher

While serving in the Legislature, Margaret Anderson Kelliher used a Bush Foundation fellowship to spend one semester at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and another at MIT. It was hanging around MIT’s Sloan School of Management that enlightened her to the promise of technology for creating high-wage jobs and a climate of innovation.

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Calling the shots on campaigns

The Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board (CFPD) has become a busy place over the past year as the full weight of the Legislature’s 2010 campaign spending laws led organizations supporting the state’s marriage amendment to come out swinging against disclosure.

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