Opinion

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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Ever wonder about the financial details of a government contract with a private business? You know, the details that force you to foot the bill for the project as a taxpayer? And what about the trickle down factor when the main contractor hires sub-contractors for major components of the job? Might you also be interested [...]

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Brainerd Lakes area flourishes with year round recreation BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS   When searching for a local angle at last weekend’s Governor’s Fishing Opener media event in the Brainerd Lakes Area, I lured myself into the coverage. It was said a big reason why families take vacations is the memories last a [...]

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By Richard W. Stanek Hennepin County Sheriff   Throughout my career in law enforcement, whenever I had to put a juvenile into a squad car, the same questions crossed my mind — can anything be done to change the path this kid is taking? Or is it already too late? No child is destined at [...]

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By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS   At a time when people are starving and food shelves are begging for food, public school food waste from some area districts is being fed to pigs. School districts are paying farmers to feed waste food to pigs or to compost it. Districts know that if heavier food is [...]

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