Opinion

By Joseph Palmersheim Sun CURRENT Newspapers   The chip on my shoulder grew with the passing hours, magnified with each can of Mountain Dew. “I already graduated,” I thought to myself, “so why do I have to be here? I’ve spent the past four years with these (people). Isn’t that enough?” On behalf of who [...]

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By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS   Dare we say Hero, a golden Labrador retriever, is the “paws” that refreshes, cuddles and calms students at Eastview Elementary School in the Lakeville school district? For part of each school day, Hero, a trained service dog, walks on a leash with one of four trained handlers and does [...]

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Corruption of the English language has been happening for decades, and I still think it is annoying. As a newspaper reporter, I have become extremely sensitive to misuse of my native language and phrases that are becoming cliches. Writing about my pet peeves probably won’t change people’s wordisms. However, it is emotionally satisfying to spout [...]

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BY STATE SEN. DAVID OSMEK DISTRICT 33   Earlier this month, the Senate passed the Bullying Bill with bipartisan opposition after debating approximately 16 amendments over a five-hour period. Ultimately, I voted against this bill for three very important reasons. Parental Notification: There is no requirement to notify either the parents of a child who [...]

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By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS   Once you read this story, you’ll never shake a little baby violently. Tami Revering, of Coon Rapids, is paying the price for shaking the 4-month-old son of her best friend in an uncontrollable moment three years ago, she told ABC Newspapers staff writer Olivia Koester. What’s more, Revering is [...]

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By Joe Nathan Guest Columnist   Fortunately legislators mostly listened to community leaders and students like Sam Petrov, Cherish Kovach, Kelly Charpentier-Berg and Aaliyah Hodge as they considered Minnesota’s pioneering Postsecondary Enrollment Options law. After months of debate, and on a bipartisan basis, legislators agreed with students and many community and business groups that families [...]

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To the Editor:   Readers may have seen the obituary of my husband, Dale Emmans, in the Press. Dale was an Osseo guy, and that was evident in the long line of people who came to this visitation and memorial service at St. Paul’s Lutheran. People from his OHS class of 1952, my class of [...]

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