Opinion

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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By Joe Nathan  Guest Columnist Here are five questions you might want to ask school board candidates or members running for re-election this fall. Because schools play a huge role in making communities attractive places to live and work, you might also talk with the other board members, whose seats aren’t up for election, about […]

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In the Oct. 23rd Voters Guide for Osseo City Council candidates, candidate Rick Weber was inaccurately quoted in his candidate statement. The Osseo-Maple Grove Press regrets this error. The following are Weber’s correct comments from his statement: “This year alone, we have 40 million dollars of growth which not only increases our tax base, but also […]

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To the Editor: As a mom to two children in our school district, an early childhood educator, and someone who has attended the majority of school board meetings since 2011, I would like to encourage voters to reelect Doug Birk to the STMA School Board. Doug Birk has served our community faithfully on the school […]

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