Opinion

To the Editor, The gay activist community has called for tolerance of those who practice homosexual behavior. Virtually everyone agrees that we should be tolerant and kind toward everyone. The Anoka-Hennepin Anti-Bullying Task Force, however, has taken this to a new level in the recommendations that they presented to the Anoka-Hennepin School Board. Recommendation #3 [...]

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Metro development plans adjust for next generation By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS The millennials, ages 18-34, are forcing changes in the metropolitan area housing patterns, particularly in the first-ring suburbs and urban centers. Steve Elkins is the District 5 Metropolitan Council member, representing Bloomington, Richfield, Edina and Hopkins, who spoke to progressives recently in Bloomington. [...]

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By U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and John Hoeven   Whether it is sending a text, reading an email, or changing stations on the radio, it only takes a moment of distraction to cause a tragedy. In fact, research shows if a driver takes their eyes off the road for just 5 seconds at 55 mph [...]

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After concussions, memory loss, football player becomes advocate for safety By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS   Ben Utecht, who excelled for the University of Minnesota and two National Football League teams, is battling a new opponent: the effects of five major documented concussions. At the age of 33, he is experiencing some pockets of memory [...]

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To the Editor:   To Mike Freeman, Hennepin County Attorney. So you think that LeAnn Sargent, our Maple Grove City Councilwoman, deserves a new, stiffer sentence and punishment as a felon for taking money from her father’s estate? She has admitted this and taken responsibility for withdrawing funds for her own use. Now, 90 days [...]

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By Joe Nathan  Guest Columnist   From Anoka-Hennepin to Richfield, Stillwater, Waconia, International Falls, Houston and all over the state, more than 50 of the 331 Minnesota school districts will have new superintendents in the 2014-15 school year. We hear a lot about student mobility. But outside of professional meetings, there has not been much [...]

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  Letter to the Editor:   As former residents of Maple Grove, it’s wonderful to spend time in this beautiful community! It was great to meet so many of you and hear your concerns during the Maple Grove parade. I am writing in support of my wife, Beverly Aho, who is running for Hennepin County [...]

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