Opinion
By Doug Birk When it comes to public education in Minnesota, not every child is equal. In fact, Minnesota children receive vastly different sums of money towards their public education based on no other factor than where their parents choose to live. Meanwhile, some taxpayers pay disproportionately ...Read More
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By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS   In our communities, there is a silent, incurable disease called Alzheimer’s that gradually destroys a person’s ability to remember, learn and do simple tasks. In Minnesota, it’s estimated that 88,000 people 65 years and older have this incurable disease, a...Read More
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To the Editor: Dear Editor, I wanted to comment on how ridiculous the property tax calculation process is after reading it in my Maple Grove City Focus spring newsletter, but while searching for how to submit this, I came across the woman who wanted to commend her representative for going after e-ci...Read More
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To the Editor: As I always tend to want to give most people the benefit of the doubt, I have been holding out hope that there is a glimmer of decency in Leann Sargent’s heart. While I don’t know her personally, as a fellow resident, I am profoundly disappointed. (It takes a lot). She had [...]...Read More
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To the Editor: Minnesota’s transportation infrastructure needs immediate attention. Transit systems across our state are running on a shoestring budget with schedules too infrequent to meet the demands of the public. Many needed projects are ready to go, but lack the funding to begin construction....Read More
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The 2015 Legislative Session is in full gear. Minnesota’s economy continues to grow and strengthen as indicated by the February economic forecast released by Minnesota Management and Budget last week. The Governor, along with the Senate and House, will now determine spending targets for each categ...Read More
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The non-partisan Legislative Auditor recently released a report detailing the troubled launch at MNsure during the fall of 2013. Key information was kept from managers and from the governor that lead the exchange to go live Oct. 1, 2013 without the necessary testing. This exposed thousands of Minnes...Read More
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