Have you seen pictures of the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and wondered what is going on down there? It may seem chaotic to a visitor with people taking calls at phones, brokers gathered at trading posts, pages pushing through the crowd and electronic equipment everywhere. While it may seem disorganized, the operations that occur on the floor are orderly and systematic as all get out.
Sen. John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin, Brooklyn Park and Coon Rapids) graduated from the Legislative Energy Horizon Institute on Nov. 13, having just completed 60 course hours of instruction on North American energy policy and regulation. This year, the institute brought together 34 state and provincial legislative energy leaders in its 2014 class for its acclaimed certificate program.
Last week this column focused on the deadly Spanish Flu that spread across the globe like wildfire, killing millions in 1918. The medical community was helpless, and scientists searched for some clue to fighting this mysterious disease. While thousands of soldiers sickened in Europe, doctors at home were hampered by limited knowledge, a cloak of wartime fear, and by a shortage of medical personnel.
A recent trip to the Grand Rapids area with my buddy Tom Thiry for one of the last grouse hunts of the year was a success with numerous birds flushed. And better yet; some of them made it to the game bag and there is no finer dining than when grouse is the main entrée.
All land within a quarter-mile of the Ramsey Northstar rail station can develop at a density less than what the former Ramsey City Council intended.