Opinion

By Joe Nathan  Guest Columnist Here are five questions you might want to ask school board candidates or members running for re-election this fall. Because schools play a huge role in making communities attractive places to live and work, you might also talk with the other board members, whose seats aren’t up for election, about […]

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In the Oct. 23rd Voters Guide for Osseo City Council candidates, candidate Rick Weber was inaccurately quoted in his candidate statement. The Osseo-Maple Grove Press regrets this error. The following are Weber’s correct comments from his statement: “This year alone, we have 40 million dollars of growth which not only increases our tax base, but also […]

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To the Editor: As a mom to two children in our school district, an early childhood educator, and someone who has attended the majority of school board meetings since 2011, I would like to encourage voters to reelect Doug Birk to the STMA School Board. Doug Birk has served our community faithfully on the school […]

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To the Editor: When ECM gave Tom Emmer the “nod” in its publication-wide endorsement, it came with “caveats.” The endorsement could easily have been interpreted as a signal that he skates on thin ice, as ECM appeared to condition it on one critical premise made “for the public’s sake”: Emmer must agree to debate John […]

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To the Editor: I support Bruce Gorecki and Rob Bell for Rogers City Council, and Rick Ihli for mayor. For over a decade Bruce has been involved in supporting our community as a president and active member of the Lions Club. He also serves as a Planning Commissioner for Rogers. Bruce understands the issues affecting […]

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To the Editor:  It is a great disappointment that our local GOP candidates (now elected Minnesota House representatives) refuse to participate in public candidate forums. This demonstrates a great disrespect for the voters in this district. Both Rep. Cindy Pugh and Rep. Jerry Hertaus refused to participate in the League of Women Voters forums. Historically, […]

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To the Editor: The city of Greenfield has recently had very effective leadership.  A vote for Mayor Brad Johnson, and Councilmen Chuck Alcon and Tom Cook is well deserved. Laurence Winter, Greenfield

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To the Editor: At the recent forum, candidates were given the opportunity to talk about themselves and answer audience questions. Doug Birk (current chairman) spoke well to the significant fiscal challenges the district faces over the next four years STMA’s future is riding on the legislature more equitably altering the school funding formulas. During the […]

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