Opinion

To the Editor:   Please join me in voting for Beverly Aho for Hennepin Country Judge on Aug. 12. As a long-time resident of Maple Grove and civil litigation attorney at Hellmuth & Johnson in Edina, I know that District Court judges are far more likely to have an impact on your daily lives than [...]

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By DEB TAYLOR GUEST COLUMNIST   Every parent knows the urgency of waiting for the arrival of a newborn. They have nine months to plan and prepare. There are purchases to make: furniture, stroller, car seat and such. Work plans and child care often must be arranged. Significant planning goes into this important life event, [...]

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State shows which districts, charters will receive more dollars per pupil for 2014-15 school year By Joe Nathan  Guest Columnist   Even if they have a slight decline in the number of students served, most Minnesota districts and charter schools will be receiving more money per pupil in the coming school year. That’s one of [...]

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By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS   It is time for Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and the Minneapolis City Council to climb on board the decision to approve the Southwest light rail transit plan in the interests of future transit riders and continued good relationships between the central cities and suburban governments. For years, this relationship [...]

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By Steve Carney Contributing Columnist   When I think about the tackle I carry around in the boat, it is funny how many items you carry year after year and never use them. Recently I decided to experiment with just such an item and found the thing I have been carrying around all these years [...]

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By Larry Norland Director of Golf, Green Haven Golf Course   We just had the 2014 Men’s Club Putting Qualifier at Green Haven this past Thursday and it was a great reminder of how personal putting can be. For every player that has perfect mechanics and struggles there are many players that don’t have any [...]

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  To the Editor:   As we celebrate our nation’s birth this July 4th, it is also worth celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The Wilderness Act has protected many special places in America. Federally-designated Wilderness Areas provide world-class opportunities for outdoor recreation, and a healthy habitat for wildlife. That’s why Congress should [...]

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By Alisa Reckinger Guest Columnist   Before you throw something away, ask yourself if there’s an opportunity to reuse or recycle. Picking the green choice will help lower the amount of material going into landfills — 3 million tons will be thrown in Minnesota this year. Reduce: Less to begin with is part of the [...]

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