Rosie’s Sharp Elbows

Rosie Loeffler-Kemp has been our Clerk for the past year- and-a-half meaning that she shares the private meetings with the Superintendent that determine our Board agendas which have been so controversial since I got elected in 2013. At our Tuesday meeting when three of us kvetched about not getting satisfactory information on the budget beforehand […]

Rosie’s Hardball

(This post was first conceived as: MAJ 7 Rosie’s Hardball on April 9, 2015) At our closed school board meetings Rosie Loeffler-Kemp regularly says to no one in particular, words to this effect, that she hopes everything we’ve discussed is understood to be confidential. I’ve always taken this to be an unsubtle warning about her […]

Rosie’s Certified Mail

Two weeks ago I composed a letter addressed to the five majority members of the Duluth School Board. It contained two motions I was contemplating introducing at the School Board meeting. The first was a motion to reimburse Art Johnston for his legal bills – bills that they had forced upon him in their hatred. […]

MAJ 2 – Rosie

This post and the next will reference small interactions that too place in the closed session but which, in my estimation, do not give away anything related to data privacy. Member Rosie Loeffler-Kemp spoke earnestly about the need to keep the meetings discussion confidential. She has done this in other closed sessions almost always with […]

Rosie’s Criminal Background Check…

…of Art Johnston. “The investigation was brought forward because of Art Johnston’s violent abusive and harassing and threatening behaviors,” School Board Member Rosie Loeffler-Kemp I wonder if Duluth School Board Clerk Rosie Loeffler-Kemp thought Art Johnston was abusive on the several occasions he urged her to run for the Duluth School Board. It’s funny how […]

Visiting Rosie’s training camp

I will make a brief appearance at Rosie Loeffler-Kemp’s citizen action workshop tomorrow. I used to attend it when I was last on the School Board. It starts at nine tomorrow, (Sat. Jan 25) at the Copper Top Church. I’ve got a grandson’s birthday party to attend to so I’ll make my appearance brief.

Why was Rosie left out?

Another letter in the DNT today from one school board member endorsed Nancy Nilsen, an architect of the Red Plan, and Annie Harala. I would have thought the endorsements might have been an act of solidarity with women candidates but for the absence of a similar endorsement for Rosie Loeffler-Kemp. I mentioned in the previous […]

I do not envy Congressman Nolan

This news story surprised me today. Annie Harala who is stepping down from the School Board; it has been rumored for health considerations; has been appointed as Congressman Rick Nolan’s campaign manager. How being the campaign manager for the most imperiled Democrat in Congress, through what will be one of the most tumultuous campaigns in […]

A tale of two reporters

Today’s Trib story about the School Board candidates speaking at the Chamber of Commerce Forum was covered by two reporters. Normally Jana Hollingsworth covers all the Educational news but this election has posed a problem for the Tribune. Jana’s Aunt, Jill Lofald, is a candidate and the Trib and Jana insist that this creates a […]

No Kaboom

As the work on Fourth Street in front of my house proceeded yesterday morning I walked out to make sure the base of my brick steps survived intact. When the driver of the front end loader, which had just taken a scoop out of my hillside, hopped out of the loader looking for a zip […]