This day in EP history -- March 5, 1968While hauling a manure spreader, Lawrence "Shooty" Shutrop was hit by a C.N.W. train at the Riley Lake crossing. Shooty and the tractor were OK, but there was "you know what" all over the place.
For several weeks now, since I heard an MPR story (Jan. 19) about possible repeal of the medical device tax, I have been struggling to identify the most troubling aspect of Rep. Erik Paulsen’s zealous pursuit of its repeal. Rep. Paulsen has been the most outspoken opponents of the tax and is also the lead author of the U.S. House bill to repeal it — retroactively — back to Dec. 31, 2012. The MPR story led with the sensational fact that due to the retroactive feature, medical device companies would get back $6 billion in taxes already paid. Hearing that was depressing, but then I heard this statement:
The two games were eerily similar. In the Eagles’ one-point win over Hopkins, the Eden Prairie High School boys basketball team scored the winning basket with four seconds left on the clock. Hopkins then got the ball to halfcourt with 1.6 seconds remaining.