Opinion

By Joe Nathan  Guest Columnist   “Breaking Bad” TV show actor Steven Quezada had several strong messages for about 4,000 educators recently gathered to discuss charter public schools. At a conference sponsored by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (publiccharters.org), Quezada began, “Thank you, thank you, thank you for recognizing that children learn in [...]

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Nine years ago, I answered an ad for a reporter. It seems like yesterday, but all the telltale time markers suggest that this is not the case. A lot can change in this many years. And, just as interestingly, a lot can remain the same. I’ve been lucky enough to witness change and growth in [...]

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By Matthew Davis Sun Post Newspapers   With the spring sports season finished, it seems the perfect time to have a change of pace. Reading a couple letters to the editor in another newspaper inspired me to write this. A gentleman suggested that the NFL’s Washington Redskins should change it’s name to the Washington Pigskins. [...]

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By Joe Nathan  Guest Columnist   One of my favorite family memories is sandbagging by the St. Croix River with two of our children. It comes to mind as we enter summer and the 4th of July holiday – a holiday celebrating the sacrifice and selflessness of others. One of the most important things a [...]

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Last November, 35 candidates ran for mayor Minneapolis under a ranked-choice voting system. It took 33 rounds of vote counting before a winner was declared. One would think with 35 candidates in the race, it could get nasty, with many candidates going negative against the perceived front-runners. That never happened, and ranked-choice voting is widely [...]

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By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS   I want to put in a good word for the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care systems because I am getting some of their services. Amid all the alarm and political backlash about the VA medical facilities and service in other states, my experience has been positive both in promptness [...]

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By Grace Pastoor SUN Newspapers   My name is Grace Pastoor, and I have been given the wonderful opportunity to work as an intern for your newspaper this summer. I just finished up my second year as a journalism student at the University of St. Thomas, but I actually got my start in reporting when [...]

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By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers   Entitlement: the condition or state of mind that you have the right to something. “You deserve it.” We’ve all heard this phrase at some point throughout the course of our lives. And this can be used as justification for many behaviors. The smoker who’s trying quit worked a [...]

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