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Monday Morning Quarterback-7/20/16

Posted by: Andrew Schmitt | Posted on: June 20th, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Rouen Group-Monday Morning Quarterback

June 20, 2016

The Buzz:
A few fun and thought-provoking items to start your Monday Morning:

Cute Kid:
My Father’s Day surprise yesterday came via the Minnesota Timberwolves.  Their Father’s Day collage posted on their social media sites, featured a picture of me and my 2 year old Gavin. (photo)The Bachelor?
America has some interesting taste in TV.  This list shows the top 3 favorite shows by state.  I assume Trump will win the states where Apprentice is number 1.  (list)

Let’s Get Creative:
According to a study released last week, Minneapolis creative industry generated $4.5 Billion for the local economy last year.  That is 8 times what the sports industry generated despite Minneapolis being home to the Twins, Vikings, Timberwolves and Lynx. (read)

On The Trail:
Your Political News For The Day:

Not A Lot Of Green:
“As Metro Transit’s $957 million Green Line project marked its second anniversary on June 14, even die-hard transit advocates acknowledge jobs, housing and commercial development have been a mixed bag.” (read) 

What Are They Thinking?:
People across the world are asking this constantly given our Presidential race.  So the good folks at Rasmussen  asked them.  Their weekly “What they Told Us,” looks at various opinions and attitudes.(read)

2016 Election Guide:
Your road map to the state-by-state battles that will decide the balance of power in Washington, including the 115th Congress, the White House and the top post in each state. (read)

Tough Sledding:
Sen. Hann on a Special Session: “Hann said the long list of new spending and bonding demanded by Dayton before he’ll call a special session is not workable. The governor already signed a $182 million budget bill, said Hann, which he thought was the final compromise on that issue….“Now we have another spending manifesto from the governor?” Hann said Wednesday. “They don’t need our votes to pass a spending bill, but as part of a compromise we all have to agree to, it’s going to be tough sledding.” (read)

The Numbers:
Here are some numbers that make the world easier to understand:

$ll Million
The Internal Revenue Service, which has 2,316 special agents, spent nearly $11 million on guns, ammunition and military-style equipment. That’s nearly $5,000 in gear for each agent. (read)

That is how much Dustin Johnson will take home for winning the US Open Golf tournament over the weekend.

Minnesota’s most “creative” Zip Code

The Cleveland Cavs were the first NBA team to be down 3 games to 1 in the finals and win a 7 game series.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average. Down 200 points since last week.

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Thanks For Reading,

Noah Rouen
President, The Rouen Group


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