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Libertarian Party of Minnesota Needs Your Help!

What do you want the Libertarian Party of Minnesota to be doing? Should we be educating citizens about Libertarian ideas? Should we be influencing legislation and legislators?  Should we be running our own candidates? For me, the answer is D. All of the above. There is a case to be made for each of those

2018-06-02T01:42:52+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Drop Your Shorts

By Mary O’Connor (LPMN Treasurer and former candidate) Health insurance is one big reason health care is so expensive. We should not need insurance to go to the doctor. Health insurance should only be needed for expensive medical procedures. To begin lowering  the  cost of ordinary health care we need to eliminate most employer health

2018-01-11T13:35:53+00:00 January 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Bend Over

By Shane Wernsing, M.D. (LPMN EC member and former candidate) In 2010, one of my clinic patients asked me, "How much does it cost to see you?" Stumped, I gave him an answer that I gave as a physician-in-training when one of my teachers grilled me with tough questions: "I don't know, but I will

2018-01-11T13:35:54+00:00 January 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Burnsville taxpayers gain ally on City Council

August 25, 2017 The pattern is well-established.  When expenditures don't fit within their budget, government officials grasp for more revenue.  A tax-grab is nearly always their first option. Not so fast, says LPMNer Cara Schulz.  As someone who understands what it's like to hold gainful employment, she knows that residents "don’t get to just get

2017-11-28T13:00:25+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Burnsville taxpayers gain ally on City Council

Libertarians join city races in Minneapolis

August 16, 2017 Amid city races so far dominated by DFL incumbents and challengers, Libertarian candidates have now joined the field.  The Star Tribune took note of this in their latest article covering the Minneapolis races. None have been involved in politics outside of the libertarian movement, nor been members of any other party.  All

2017-08-16T23:15:33+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Libertarians join city races in Minneapolis

Government, forcing restrictions or enforcing liberty?

July 28, 2017 This Op-Ed commentary was submitted to MinnPost by LPMN Chair Chris Holbrook.  The original article can be seen here.  It is also reproduced below. Government’s role: to protect the minority from the majority By Chris Holbrook |  07/28/17 I was bothered by the assertion of a published commentary piece this week ("Government's

2017-07-28T16:29:44+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Government, forcing restrictions or enforcing liberty?

Libertarian activist defends retailers and minorities against new ban

July 18, 2017 The latest news comes as no surprise to most residents of Minneapolis, who've been besieged by numerous mandates, bans, and restrictions in recent years by its City Council.  Many anti-liberty ordinances from the city have since been enacted by surrounding suburbs, and often eventually, statewide by the legislature. However, Libertarians in Minneapolis

2017-07-18T05:33:35+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Libertarian activist defends retailers and minorities against new ban

LPMN statement on Philando Castile case

June 16, 2017 The following statement was issued by LPMN Chair Chris Holbrook after Officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted on all charges for the 2016 death of motorist Philando Castile: Philando Castile While we are deeply disappointed by the verdict in the manslaughter case against Jeronimo Yanez, we commend Ramsey County Attorney John

2017-06-16T19:22:10+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Comments Off on LPMN statement on Philando Castile case

Media entrepreneur becomes LPMN Executive Director

April 26, 2017 At the 2017 LPMN State Convention, members will have the opportunity to meet our new Executive Director, Matt Kowalski! A filmmaker and entrepreneur, Kowalski owns a media consulting agency in Crystal, Minnesota.  He became involved with the LPMN as campaign manager for the Holbrook/Dock Libertarian gubernatorial ticket in 2014.  He remained active

2017-04-26T22:54:13+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Comments Off on Media entrepreneur becomes LPMN Executive Director