Chuck Ehler, superintendent of the Rushford-Peterson school district, stands outside the school building in Rushford, which was built in 1906. Ehler says there isn't sufficient enough property tax base in his district to afford a new school building, and he hopes lawmakers will approve state funding to help. (MPR Photo/Tom Weber)
"In terms of a bonding bill, frankly, I have not spent a lot of time thinking about it," Dayton said at a press conference with House and Senate leaders at the state Capitol Monday. "We're spending a lot of time right now on the budget itself, the operating budget. We really just got the numbers last week that set our mark so we're taking every available moment for that. The bonding bill doesn't have to be done for some time after that so we'll set that one on the back burner for now but I expect to come forward with a bonding bill."
"The size of the guest-worker program is designed to adjust automatically in response to changing U.S. labor needs, growing in good years when the economy needs more foreign workers and shrinking when more Americans are out of work."
After we taped the Friday Roundtable, I asked the panelists what we should pick up at the farmer’s market this weekend. Stephanie Meyer recommends morels. Amy Thielen says to buy dandelion greens if you can find them. Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s a fan of rhubarb: Here’s what you can do with rhubarb. I like to cook…