Long-term solutions to big problems beg for big ideas, and I’m running to provide some big ideas. I need your support to start putting these big ideas into effect. Big ideas like:
Minneapolis had half a million people before freeway construction in the central cities and inner suburbs, including Minneapolis and Richfield, ripped a gash through our neighborhoods, displacing everyone who lived on the lost land. Now our core housing problem is we lack land to build more housing. Cover the freeways anywhere they were built in trenches, and the roofs become land we can build on.
Many young adults leave Minnesota, taking their Minnesota educations to benefit other states, and college requires increasing burdens of debt, denying we don’t know how many people opportunities to further their educations. We can solve both problems by making college free, in exchange for a commitment to live in the state after leaving school.
The issue with solar and wind power is the problem of producing electricity whenever it’s needed. We can use pumped hydro to store power now, instead of hoping for new battery technology to appear.
Eric Ferguson moderating a DFL health care forum
The smiling Fergusons, L-R Anne, Eric, and Hellen.
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Riding a bike when it was way too cold.
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