Opinion

After concussions, memory loss, football player becomes advocate for safety By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS   Ben Utecht, who excelled for the University of Minnesota and two National Football League teams, is battling a new opponent: the effects of five major documented concussions. At the age of 33, he is experiencing some pockets of memory [...]

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To the Editor:   To Mike Freeman, Hennepin County Attorney. So you think that LeAnn Sargent, our Maple Grove City Councilwoman, deserves a new, stiffer sentence and punishment as a felon for taking money from her father’s estate? She has admitted this and taken responsibility for withdrawing funds for her own use. Now, 90 days [...]

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By Joe Nathan  Guest Columnist   From Anoka-Hennepin to Richfield, Stillwater, Waconia, International Falls, Houston and all over the state, more than 50 of the 331 Minnesota school districts will have new superintendents in the 2014-15 school year. We hear a lot about student mobility. But outside of professional meetings, there has not been much [...]

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  Letter to the Editor:   As former residents of Maple Grove, it’s wonderful to spend time in this beautiful community! It was great to meet so many of you and hear your concerns during the Maple Grove parade. I am writing in support of my wife, Beverly Aho, who is running for Hennepin County [...]

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To the Editor:   Please join me in voting for Beverly Aho for Hennepin Country Judge on Aug. 12. As a long-time resident of Maple Grove and civil litigation attorney at Hellmuth & Johnson in Edina, I know that District Court judges are far more likely to have an impact on your daily lives than [...]

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By DEB TAYLOR GUEST COLUMNIST   Every parent knows the urgency of waiting for the arrival of a newborn. They have nine months to plan and prepare. There are purchases to make: furniture, stroller, car seat and such. Work plans and child care often must be arranged. Significant planning goes into this important life event, [...]

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State shows which districts, charters will receive more dollars per pupil for 2014-15 school year By Joe Nathan  Guest Columnist   Even if they have a slight decline in the number of students served, most Minnesota districts and charter schools will be receiving more money per pupil in the coming school year. That’s one of [...]

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