Truth in Advertising?

I remarked recently that the Trib in endorsing another candidate for County Auditor simply mentioned that Nancy Nilsen had been on the School Board to shepherd in the Red Plan. (I need barely add the disastrous Red Plan) She has been mentioned in Lincoln Democrat several times through the years. Well, a Labor World was […]

Politics at the DNT

The new more fair and balanced Duluth Trib that has apparently been endorsing a bunch of Republicans did them all a big favor a few years ago by dropping Gary Trudeau’s Doonesbury. If it hadn’t been for Facebook I would have missed this one. It gives me hope that despite my agnosticism the evangelical God […]

Gangrene Pt 5 – That other letter

Then there was that other letter in today’s DNT: Let me quote select passages: I’m finding it hard to believe the News Tribune’s endorsement of a voodoo doll-wielding former School Board member instead of a former member with a business degree and an economics and math minor and who is a small-business and rental-property owner. […]

A second Candidate’s Debate

There was a debate for at large and the eastern district school board candidates at the Lakeside Community Club tonight. There were about twenty witnesses who weren’t attached to the candidates or the League of Women Voters. At the end of the forum I reiterated my contention that the old School Board claimed there would […]

Election analysis

I offered the Trib my first analysis a few seconds after getting the vote totals for Nancy Nilsen and me. We were 2nd and 3rd in the at-large vote. Here’s what Jana wrote in today’s story: “Welty, who was second with At Large vote totals, said he was pleased with the results. He pointed out […]

Pre Primary Wrap Up

The Trib has a pre-primary story on the many school board candidates. Its not surprising that there are so many candidates when all the incumbents are stepping down but this is not the biggest crop of wannabes that I remember. In the early nineties when there were still 9 not 7 school board members we […]

I…dig into problems

In her 600 word opinion piece former School Board member and rabid Red Plan advocate, Nancy Nilsen, makes no mention of her half billion dollar baby save for this vague reference: “I thank all the citizens of Duluth and the surrounding area who contributed to making our excellent facilities. I have heard very positive comments […]