Opinion

By Joe Nathan  Guest Columnist   “Simple Choices” is one of the wisest, most humble and helpful books for parents that I’ve read in a long time. It’s written by Lisa Graham Keegan, a nationally recognized educator and political leader who has had to deal with her father’s desertion of the family, discovery that she [...]

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By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS   One of the toughest decisions for a school superintendent is to close the schools because of the weather. For years, the superintendent checked with their transportation director to see if the buses could operate and with the weather bureau on snowy mornings and made the decision. They called those [...]

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By Craig Enevoldsen, Brooklyn Park Police Chief & David Jess, Maple Grove Police Chief   As Police Chiefs of Maple Grove and Brooklyn Park Police Departments, we have seen tragedies involving young people and alcohol. We have seen alcohol poisoning; car accidents; reckless, risky behavior; and bad choices made by young people under the influence. [...]

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To the Editor:   Just read managing editor Aaron Brom’s editorial on slow driving. I couldn’t agree more. I would argue that slow driving is more dangerous than a speeder in many cases. As you stated, the best plan is to go with the speed of the traffic. It’s not the slow driver’s place to [...]

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By Amy Klobuchar: United States Senator   In 2012, a retired businessman from Circle Pines named Alan Stender was working to file his taxes on time. After completing all the forms and sending in his tax returns, Alan heard from the IRS there was a major problem. Someone had stolen his identity and used his [...]

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As April opened with wind-driven snow and temperatures that still featured wind-chill readings, Minnesotans longingly looked from their windows waiting for the day when ice-covered lakes would open and fresh-water fishing could resume. It’s a way of life and in Minnesota sport fishing is a $2.8 billion industry of vital importance to the state’s economy [...]

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By AARON BROM SUN PRESS Newspapers   Slow drivers are dangerous. Huh? How can someone minding their own business driving under the speed limit pose a danger to others? Just avoid them, right? In my decades of metro freeway commuting, I’ve come to observe that avoiding slow drivers is indeed dangerous and does cause crashes. [...]

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As April opened with wind-driven snow and temperatures that still featured wind-chill readings, Minnesotans longingly looked from their windows waiting for the day when ice-covered lakes would open and fresh-water fishing could resume. It’s a way of life and in Minnesota sport fishing is a $2.8 billion industry of vital importance to the state’s economy [...]

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