Opinion

To the Editor: As a long-time subscriber to the Crow River News, I enjoy and appreciate the expanded coverage of the surrounding communities. However, I’m seeing a disturbing trend by too many local municipalities to be overweening and restrictive towards citizens and businesses alike. The Nov. 6 front page article about the historic Hilltop Farm […]

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By CHRISTIAAN TARBOX Sun POST Newspapers Thanksgiving. Once upon a time, it was a day where American families got together, tuned into the Macy’s Day Parade, watched football, ate everything in existence and were lulled into a deep, delicious sleep caused by a near-lethal combination of tryptophan and the aftermath of a sugar rush from […]

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To the Editor: I would like to thank Osseo Area Community Education and Services for hosting the Camp Invention program this summer. At Camp Invention, children work together in teams to find solutions to real-world challenges inspired by the greatest innovators in the National Inventors Hall of Fame. This summer, local elementary students at Cedar […]

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By MIKE hanks Sun CURRENT Newspapers It’s time to stop vilifying the retail sector of this country as some sort of Grinch that is out to ruin the holidays for its employees. Sure, the retail sector has created the feeding frenzy we used to refer to as “Black Friday.” I say used to because the […]

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By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS Maybe, in this all-too-serious world, we need to laugh more. Imagine a meeting where you can laugh at Laurel and Hardy films, along with shorts on “Popeye the Sailorman” and “The Little Rascals.” That was the agenda for the Bloomington Brats October meeting, a tent of the Sons of the […]

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By Joe Nathan  Guest Columnist   “These teachers have dedicated their lives to serving students and been recognized for outstanding work. As we examine how to improve public policy, it’s important to hear from some of the best of the best. We need to learn from their success.” That’s how state Sen. Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, […]

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Many voters are unaware that the sheriff of Hennepin County is an elected position. Incumbent Rich Stanek is reaching the end of his second term. Eddie Frizell is the better-qualified candidate for Sheriff of Hennepin County. Who says so? The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Deputies Association, the official agency of actual deputies, held a vote for […]

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By CHRISTIAAN TARBOX Sun POST Newspapers Kids have all the fun. I remember a day and age when the month of October was all about planning for Halloween. Chores, schoolwork, productivity – all were thrown aside in favor of meticulously planning out a costume, begging your parents to buy/build/sew that integral piece of the outfit […]

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