Opinion

Last November, 35 candidates ran for mayor Minneapolis under a ranked-choice voting system. It took 33 rounds of vote counting before a winner was declared. One would think with 35 candidates in the race, it could get nasty, with many candidates going negative against the perceived front-runners. That never happened, and ranked-choice voting is widely [...]

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By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS   I want to put in a good word for the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care systems because I am getting some of their services. Amid all the alarm and political backlash about the VA medical facilities and service in other states, my experience has been positive both in promptness [...]

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By Grace Pastoor SUN Newspapers   My name is Grace Pastoor, and I have been given the wonderful opportunity to work as an intern for your newspaper this summer. I just finished up my second year as a journalism student at the University of St. Thomas, but I actually got my start in reporting when [...]

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By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers   Entitlement: the condition or state of mind that you have the right to something. “You deserve it.” We’ve all heard this phrase at some point throughout the course of our lives. And this can be used as justification for many behaviors. The smoker who’s trying quit worked a [...]

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Over the past few weeks I have been covering the Maple Grove Police and other investigators searching to bring 1989 missing person Amy Pagnac back home. Going out to the scene of the investigation at her home in Maple Grove and seeing investigators work got me thinking about my childhood back in 1989. The year [...]

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By Joe Nathan  Guest Columnist   Here’s a suggestion for the summer. If you care about learning, teaching, schools or parenting, get a copy of “Teaching with Heart,” edited by educator Sam M. Intrator and writer Megan Scribner. The book has 90 brief, one-page essays by educators, explaining and describing a poem that has inspired [...]

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By Peggy Bakken Sun Newspapers   Neatly sandwiched between Memorial Day – the day we honor those who gave their lives for our country – and the 4th of July, a jubilant celebration of our nation’s birth – is a nondescript day called Flag Day. Flag Day does not get a lot of attention. When [...]

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A few days ago we told you about a bill regarding public access to critical data that was waiting for the governor’s signature. Senate File 1770 had already received unanimous support in the House and the Senate. Known as the Timberjay bill, it would require that all government contracts with private business be subject to [...]

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