Opinion

To the Editor:   I read with great interest the discussion and actions of the Maple Grove City Council regarding LeAnn Sargent. This is not the first time LeAnn Sargent has taken questionable actions. In the past, she has also been accused of not recusing herself from discussions that were potentially a conflict of interest [...]

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To the Editor:   Maple Grove City Councilor, LeAnn Sargent, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a gross misdemeanor for financial exploitation. The sentencing judge did no favors for the citizens of Maple Grove when he opted out of the felony charge. Meanwhile, the narcissistic behavior of Ms. Sargent is perpetual as she ignores the [...]

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We kicked off the 2014 session with news from Minnesota Management and Budget that our state had a budget surplus of $1.2 billion. We immediately used a significant portion of the surplus to pay back the school shift. Next, it was announced that Minnesota has fully recovered the jobs lost during the recession and unemployment [...]

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Three dollars every month added to our property tax? The Champlin Council says they can’t afford street lighting. Well, how many times have you drove by a baseball field with no one around but all the lights are on? A group or club that wants to play at night should have to reserve and pay [...]

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After years of debate and many lessons learned, it appears the path of the proposed 16-mile long Southwest Light Rail Transit has finally been decided. By a 14-2 vote, the Metro Council has approved the final route and the shallow tunnel option in Minneapolis. It is an option that this editorial board strongly supports. It [...]

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The Minnesota Safe and Secure Schools Act has been passed by the Legislature, signed by Gov. Mark Dayton and is now state law. The act establishes structure and detailed definition of bullying behavior. “Bullying” means “intimidating, threatening, abusive, or harming conduct that is objectively offensive.” The act is specific in detail and defines the context [...]

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By Joe Nathan  Guest Columnist   “Simple Choices” is one of the wisest, most humble and helpful books for parents that I’ve read in a long time. It’s written by Lisa Graham Keegan, a nationally recognized educator and political leader who has had to deal with her father’s desertion of the family, discovery that she [...]

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By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS   One of the toughest decisions for a school superintendent is to close the schools because of the weather. For years, the superintendent checked with their transportation director to see if the buses could operate and with the weather bureau on snowy mornings and made the decision. They called those [...]

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