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Objects in Mirror: February 28, 2008 Archive

How would you design around energy efficiency?

Posted at 7:54 AM on February 28, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Stephanie Hemphill reports a group of experts are designing efficiency at Duluth conference:

"More than 1,000 builders, architects, and homeowners are learning about energy-efficient design at the Energy Design Conference in Duluth this week."

What are your energy-saving secrets? Which design choices would make the most impact? Join the Living a Sustainable Life group to post images or kick off discussions about sustainability.

What are you reading?

Posted at 9:18 AM on February 28, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

While Midmorning talks with Nancy Pearl and John Freeman about what to read, Minnesota Readers host Marianne Combs wants to know what you're actually reading.

What would you give up to resolve the state budget?

Posted at 1:51 PM on February 28, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

MPR's Mike Mulcahy reports Minnesota's budget deficit nearly $1 billion. Bob Collins liveblogged the news conference about the deficit on News Cut but what intrigued me was an earlier entry, in which Collins asked:

"So let's take another whack at the 'shared sacrifice game' while we're waiting for the sessions to start: If you were to give up something in the state budget from which you derive a benefit, what would it be? I usually don't get many responses when I ask the question."

Add your response in the comments.

Open discussion: Molnau dismissed as MnDOT Commissioner

Posted at 10:50 PM on February 28, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

A party line vote (44 to 22) removed Molnau as commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Transportation. She is still lieutenant governor. (MPR: Senate dismisses transportation chief Molnau)

Join the online discussion. Perspective, information, and reaction are welcome.

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