Opinion

To the Editor:   Just read managing editor Aaron Brom’s editorial on slow driving. I couldn’t agree more. I would argue that slow driving is more dangerous than a speeder in many cases. As you stated, the best plan is to go with the speed of the traffic. It’s not the slow driver’s place to [...]

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By Amy Klobuchar: United States Senator   In 2012, a retired businessman from Circle Pines named Alan Stender was working to file his taxes on time. After completing all the forms and sending in his tax returns, Alan heard from the IRS there was a major problem. Someone had stolen his identity and used his [...]

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As April opened with wind-driven snow and temperatures that still featured wind-chill readings, Minnesotans longingly looked from their windows waiting for the day when ice-covered lakes would open and fresh-water fishing could resume. It’s a way of life and in Minnesota sport fishing is a $2.8 billion industry of vital importance to the state’s economy [...]

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By AARON BROM SUN PRESS Newspapers   Slow drivers are dangerous. Huh? How can someone minding their own business driving under the speed limit pose a danger to others? Just avoid them, right? In my decades of metro freeway commuting, I’ve come to observe that avoiding slow drivers is indeed dangerous and does cause crashes. [...]

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As April opened with wind-driven snow and temperatures that still featured wind-chill readings, Minnesotans longingly looked from their windows waiting for the day when ice-covered lakes would open and fresh-water fishing could resume. It’s a way of life and in Minnesota sport fishing is a $2.8 billion industry of vital importance to the state’s economy [...]

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By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers   It was 2008 when it was my turn to put on that navy cap and gown. Back then Champlin Park held its graduation commencement ceremony at Northrup Hall at the U of M campus. That was the last time the class of 2008 was all together. I can’t [...]

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By Joe Nathan  guest columnist   Minnesota Department of Education’s School Finance Award will never compete with “March Madness” for public attention. But MDE has recently given 69 percent of Minnesota’s traditional districts and 80 percent of Minnesota charter public schools an award that measures solid accomplishment and merits public praise. In the northwest metro [...]

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By Don Heinzman ECM PUBLISHERS   Bullying in schools is real and it needs to be addressed. There’s a bill in the Legislature that would define bullying and prescribe how school administrators should respond to a bullying complaint. Critics say the state should get out of solving bullying problems, while proponents say the present 37-word [...]

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