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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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State policy makers will be returning for the 2015 legislative session to a projected surplus of $1.037 billion, according to Minnesota’s State Economist, Laura Kalambokidis. Sen. John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin, Brooklyn Park and Coon Rapids) sees the good news as yet another sign of our state’s str...Read More
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By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS It appears Minnesota Republicans are gearing up for a battle to give the state’s 80 outstate counties more legislative benefits. Republicans pulled a big surprise, capturing 11 seats and taking over leadership in the House of Representatives. Ten of the 11 were won i...Read More
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