Opinion

Local elections are important. They directly affect us where we live, raise our families, and call our home. Champlin’s future is bright with opportunites to create a greater sense of community, and development that will offer more establishments we can enjoy locally. Our lives are busy. We drive home past a flurry of election signs, [...]

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To the Editor: $17 million dollars of your tax dollars are tied up in a project that is going no where (Mississippi Crossings). The requirement that each residents on the street is now paying for street lighting, generating more money for the city to spend elsewhere. And what is next? What else are they working on [...]

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To the Editor: I am writing to encourage everyone re-elect for Jennifer DeJournett to the Three Rivers Park Board. Jennifer knows our community and she has been an effective advocate since her election to the Park Board in 2012. As a mom of four young children, she knows it is important to be prudent with [...]

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To the Editor: I encourage every Champlin resident to consider what kind of leadership they want to see in our next Mayor, and then cast their vote for Ryan Sabas on Tuesday, November 4th. While I love living in our gorgeous city, I have some serious concerns about the direction it is going. I believe that [...]

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To the Editor: The difference between Representative Mark Uglem and others who want to be politicians is that he has over 20 years of public service including hands on, dependable, trustworthy experience. He has served our cities, the north west region and the state with a sensible and fair personal compass. That is what we [...]

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On Tuesday, Nov. 4 Minnesotans will decide if they should keep Mark Dayton as their governor for the next four years. Dayton told ECM’s Editorial Board that under his leadership and policies, he has placed the state on the correct moderate course with a balanced approach on spending and raising revenues. The board agrees that [...]

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To the Editor: There are three defining qualities I want in a person who represents the interests of my family and me: initiative, follow-through and a genuine interest in ideas and progress. Add to that, true kindness and passion for the growth and well-being of others and you’ve described incumbent City Councilman for Ward 1, Ryan [...]

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This November as Champlin residents we will be voting for a Mayor, I am writing to pledge my vote for Ryan Sabas. I have known Ryan his whole life. I watched a young ambitious man start a small business with no employees, now ten years later he has several employees and an expanding business. This [...]

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