Opinion
Rep. Mark Uglem, R-Champlin, issued the following statement regarding the release of the budget forecast by Minnesota Management and Budget. The projected surplus for fiscal years 2016-17 is $664 million. Combined with $556 million in projected surplus from fiscal years 2014-15, there is $1.037 bill...Read More
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By Joe Bowen Sun Post Newspapers I’m not one to mince words: I enjoy receiving gifts. It’s a line I’ve toed for years and one I stand by to this day. Presents are awesome! Why, just the other day, I received a gift in the mail that I apparently bought myself several days prior on [...]...Read More
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By Santa Claus GUEST COLUMNIST Usually, and especially during this time of the year, I don’t really do anything like this. I mean, this week in particular is crunch time, all the time, what with prepping my inventory and sleigh for stopping at millions of houses over the course of a single night. ...Read More
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To the Editor: I enjoyed the “Our Viewpoint” editorial in the Dec. 11 Sun Newspapers. It was well-written and accurately addressed major concerns for “Charting the Future” of MnSCU (Minnesota State Colleges and Universities) and its effect on all education in Minnesota. Both higher education...Read More
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By Peggy Bakken Sun Newspapers Shoppers seem buoyant this holiday season. Spending for Christmas presents is up. The price of gasoline sits around $2.50. Friday’s jobs reports showed that the economy continues to grow. The unemployment rate here in the Twin Cities is 3.9 percent, the best of any m...Read More
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Boys lagging when it comes to motivation in classroom By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS A Stillwater school superintendent is asking a big question: Why do high school girls do better in the classroom than high school boys? Tom Nelson, who has been a superintendent for 20 years, recently wrote a guest ...Read More
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To the Editor: After reading in the Crow River News from a couple weeks ago, I feel compelled to put in my two cents. The sad fact that STMA is last in state school funding is perplexing. The reason for that fiscal disparity, which is a nice euphemism, goes back to the 1960s when what [...]...Read More
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By Alisa Reckinger Guest Columnist We always talk about waste management’s three Rs: reduce, reuse and recycle. For small appliances, such as blenders, coffee makers, toasters, and curling irons, let’s add a fourth R: repair. Repair Tips Small appliances that are not working often need minor rep...Read More
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