Opinion

By Joseph Palmersheim Sun CURRENT Newspapers Every year around this time, I find my thoughts drifting toward memories of a man I knew who was taken from us on 9/11 in New York. It is hard to believe it’s been 13 years since that day, and harder still to remember a time when we didn’t [...]

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By Don Heinzman ECM PUBLISHERS Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says Minneapolis is much better prepared to deal with a confrontation like the one between the police and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Freeman says the Minneapolis police force has a better relationship with blacks, with better credibility and the belief they will be treated [...]

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To the editor: This letter is in regards to David, Angela and Trey Brown’s current circumstances that I heard about on the news. Specifically, parents of a boy who has been suffering with severe brain trauma and took it upon themselves to use non-prescribed marijuana oil to ease their boys pain. Do we not live [...]

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by Doug Birk STMA School Board Chairperson   This election season the STMA School Board is asking for your help. We need you to ask anyone who is running for state office: Why does the state legislature year after year refuse to correct the state funding formula that creates vast differences in state school funding [...]

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By CHRISTIAAN TARBOX Sun POST Newspapers   I’ll admit that while I never was particularly excited about starting school when I was younger, the lead-up to it was pretty awesome. Don’t you remember how ecstatic you were when your parents drove you to the store to buy new clothes and school supplies, and you made [...]

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As the smell of freshly sharpened pencils settles into the air, children across the state are settling into their daily school routines. This school year there are new initiatives taking place in Minnesota schools. During the 2013-2014 biennium the state legislature made significant investments in E-12 public education. One of the biggest changes this year [...]

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By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers   School days are once again quickly approaching. Youth are trading in their swimsuits for new jeans and backpacks full of notebooks, folders, pencils and markers. And though Anoka-Hennepin will once again open its doors to a fresh group of eager learners, they have also recently revised their school [...]

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By Joe Nathan  Guest Columnist   What should wise families, like careful coaches, help youngsters do to prepare for the upcoming school year? Some 41 district, charter and teacher union leaders recently responded to that question with specific, practical advice. Their suggestions tended to fall into three major areas: – Re-establishing school year routines at [...]

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