Opinion

To the editor: As I drive to, what I feel is, my peaceful and quiet home located in Champlin I wonder what it would be like if there was a day that as a city we would have to face the same tribulations as Ferguson, MO. Sometimes, I wonder if we as a community, have [...]

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Campaign season 2014 is underway. Filings closed last week for a host of races, from city council to county board, from State House to Congress. Sun Newspapers is dedicated to bringing local election news to our readers. We devote space each week to news stories, letters to the editor and to a Voters Guide that [...]

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 By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS More people are raising vegetables and growing flowers than ever, but the number of once-popular traditional garden clubs is fading, says Rene Lynch, president of the Federated Garden Clubs of Minnesota. She hopes a new variety of club using social media will continue to grow interest in what garden clubs [...]

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BY SUSAN VAN CLEAF SUN PRESS Newspapers I have lakes, wetlands and woods in my blood. So I am in mourning for Blue Lake, Wisconsin, where my family has spent summer weekends for 46 years. Early last year we had to sell the family lake home because my mother and father-in-law have died. After moping [...]

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By Joe Nathan  Guest Columnist Big changes are coming for Minnesota’s high school students, and meetings are scheduled throughout the state to discuss them. That’s good because the changes are controversial. Minnesota has passed some education reform laws, like Postsecondary Enrollment Options, that have worked out well. We’ve adopted others, like the Profile of Learning [...]

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By Joseph Palmersheim Sun CURRENT Newspapers Every year around this time, I find my thoughts drifting toward memories of a man I knew who was taken from us on 9/11 in New York. It is hard to believe it’s been 13 years since that day, and harder still to remember a time when we didn’t [...]

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By Don Heinzman ECM PUBLISHERS Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says Minneapolis is much better prepared to deal with a confrontation like the one between the police and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Freeman says the Minneapolis police force has a better relationship with blacks, with better credibility and the belief they will be treated [...]

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To the editor: This letter is in regards to David, Angela and Trey Brown’s current circumstances that I heard about on the news. Specifically, parents of a boy who has been suffering with severe brain trauma and took it upon themselves to use non-prescribed marijuana oil to ease their boys pain. Do we not live [...]

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