Opinion

Corruption of the English language has been happening for decades, and I still think it is annoying. As a newspaper reporter, I have become extremely sensitive to misuse of my native language and phrases that are becoming cliches. Writing about my pet peeves probably won’t change people’s wordisms. However, it is emotionally satisfying to spout [...]

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BY STATE SEN. DAVID OSMEK DISTRICT 33   Earlier this month, the Senate passed the Bullying Bill with bipartisan opposition after debating approximately 16 amendments over a five-hour period. Ultimately, I voted against this bill for three very important reasons. Parental Notification: There is no requirement to notify either the parents of a child who [...]

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By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS   Once you read this story, you’ll never shake a little baby violently. Tami Revering, of Coon Rapids, is paying the price for shaking the 4-month-old son of her best friend in an uncontrollable moment three years ago, she told ABC Newspapers staff writer Olivia Koester. What’s more, Revering is [...]

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By Joe Nathan Guest Columnist   Fortunately legislators mostly listened to community leaders and students like Sam Petrov, Cherish Kovach, Kelly Charpentier-Berg and Aaliyah Hodge as they considered Minnesota’s pioneering Postsecondary Enrollment Options law. After months of debate, and on a bipartisan basis, legislators agreed with students and many community and business groups that families [...]

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To the Editor:   Readers may have seen the obituary of my husband, Dale Emmans, in the Press. Dale was an Osseo guy, and that was evident in the long line of people who came to this visitation and memorial service at St. Paul’s Lutheran. People from his OHS class of 1952, my class of [...]

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Ever wonder about the financial details of a government contract with a private business? You know, the details that force you to foot the bill for the project as a taxpayer? And what about the trickle down factor when the main contractor hires sub-contractors for major components of the job? Might you also be interested [...]

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Brainerd Lakes area flourishes with year round recreation BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS   When searching for a local angle at last weekend’s Governor’s Fishing Opener media event in the Brainerd Lakes Area, I lured myself into the coverage. It was said a big reason why families take vacations is the memories last a [...]

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