Opinion

As the smell of freshly sharpened pencils settles into the air, children across the state are settling into their daily school routines. This school year there are new initiatives taking place in Minnesota schools. During the 2013-2014 biennium the state legislature made significant investments in E-12 public education. One of the biggest changes this year [...]

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By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers   School days are once again quickly approaching. Youth are trading in their swimsuits for new jeans and backpacks full of notebooks, folders, pencils and markers. And though Anoka-Hennepin will once again open its doors to a fresh group of eager learners, they have also recently revised their school [...]

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By Joe Nathan  Guest Columnist   What should wise families, like careful coaches, help youngsters do to prepare for the upcoming school year? Some 41 district, charter and teacher union leaders recently responded to that question with specific, practical advice. Their suggestions tended to fall into three major areas: – Re-establishing school year routines at [...]

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In the Aug. 21st Maple Grove City Council story, it should have read: Resident Mike Ostaffe read a letter from Commissioner of Commerce Michael Rothman regarding findings of why Sargent’s real estate license was revoked on May 20. The letter said that Sargent “provided false information under oath to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court by failing [...]

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By CHRISTIAAN TARBOX Sun POST Newspapers   I think in regards to the sudden and shocking passing of Robin Williams on Aug. 11, everything that could be said has already been said. Whether it was an anecdote from a famous friend of his or a simple tweet from a fan, it’s pretty safe to say [...]

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Imagine this: Your 15-year-old son becomes seriously ill. Is it cancer or some other life-threatening disease? You whisk him off to the emergency room. Within days, you have updates on Facebook. “Billy is doing much better.” “The medicine is working!” “He’s going to be OK.” Many of us have experienced that scenario in our lives. [...]

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  Imagine this: Your 15-year-old son becomes seriously ill. Is it cancer or some other life-threatening disease? You whisk him off to the emergency room. Within days, you have updates on Facebook. “Billy is doing much better.” “The medicine is working!” “He’s going to be OK.” Many of us have experienced that scenario in our [...]

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By Joe Nathan  Guest Columnist   Youngsters like Kerrie Maleski, Kayley Schoonmaker, Matt Rubel and Will Tully are part of a major trend in Minnesota. They are among the growing number of students in Minnesota’s two-year community colleges. They’ve also been elected as leaders of the Minnesota State College Student Association. National research says cost [...]

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