Opinion
To the Editor: I enjoyed the “Our Viewpoint” editorial in the Dec. 11 Sun Newspapers. It was well-written and accurately addressed major concerns for “Charting the Future” of MnSCU (Minnesota State Colleges and Universities) and its effect on all education in Minnesota. Both higher education...Read More
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By Peggy Bakken Sun Newspapers Shoppers seem buoyant this holiday season. Spending for Christmas presents is up. The price of gasoline sits around $2.50. Friday’s jobs reports showed that the economy continues to grow. The unemployment rate here in the Twin Cities is 3.9 percent, the best of any m...Read More
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Boys lagging when it comes to motivation in classroom By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS A Stillwater school superintendent is asking a big question: Why do high school girls do better in the classroom than high school boys? Tom Nelson, who has been a superintendent for 20 years, recently wrote a guest ...Read More
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To the Editor: After reading in the Crow River News from a couple weeks ago, I feel compelled to put in my two cents. The sad fact that STMA is last in state school funding is perplexing. The reason for that fiscal disparity, which is a nice euphemism, goes back to the 1960s when what [...]...Read More
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By Alisa Reckinger Guest Columnist We always talk about waste management’s three Rs: reduce, reuse and recycle. For small appliances, such as blenders, coffee makers, toasters, and curling irons, let’s add a fourth R: repair. Repair Tips Small appliances that are not working often need minor rep...Read More
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State policy makers will be returning for the 2015 legislative session to a projected surplus of $1.037 billion, according to Minnesota’s State Economist, Laura Kalambokidis. Sen. John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin, Brooklyn Park and Coon Rapids) sees the good news as yet another sign of our state’s str...Read More
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By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS It appears Minnesota Republicans are gearing up for a battle to give the state’s 80 outstate counties more legislative benefits. Republicans pulled a big surprise, capturing 11 seats and taking over leadership in the House of Representatives. Ten of the 11 were won i...Read More
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By Joe Nathan  Guest Columnist Here’s some good news, looking ahead to the 2015 Minnesota Legislature’s discussions about improving public schools. Two leading Minnesota Senate Democrats described several of their priorities as similar to those described last week by leading House Republicans. ...Read More
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