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By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers   Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an exotic beetle that was first discovered in southeastern Michigan in the summer of 2002.   The adult beetles nibble on ash foliage, but cause little damage. The larvae, however, feed on the inner bark of ash trees, disrupting the tree’s ability to [...]

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By AARON BROM SUN PRESS Newspapers   Slow drivers are dangerous. Huh? How can someone minding their own business driving under the speed limit pose a danger to others? Just avoid them, right? In my decades of metro freeway commuting, I’ve come to observe that avoiding slow drivers is indeed dangerous and does cause crashes. [...]

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CROSS Services depends on volunteers to help stock the food shelf, welcome families as they arrive, deliver meals, data entry, and much much more. CROSS appreciates several hundred regular volunteers that assist with the daily operations. Volunteers come from an array of backgrounds; retired individuals who were electricians, IT programmers, butcher, engineers, house wife’s and [...]

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By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers   It was 2008 when it was my turn to put on that navy cap and gown. Back then Champlin Park held its graduation commencement ceremony at Northrup Hall at the U of M campus. That was the last time the class of 2008 was all together. I can’t [...]

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Area resident competes for Ms. Wheelchair USA title  By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers   Shimmer and shine and a whole lot of strength. That’s what it takes to be the next Ms. Wheelchair USA.   No one knows this better than Brooklyn Park resident Jen Onsum. “I was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy when [...]

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By Joe Nathan  guest columnist   Minnesota Department of Education’s School Finance Award will never compete with “March Madness” for public attention. But MDE has recently given 69 percent of Minnesota’s traditional districts and 80 percent of Minnesota charter public schools an award that measures solid accomplishment and merits public praise. In the northwest metro [...]

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By Don Heinzman ECM PUBLISHERS   Bullying in schools is real and it needs to be addressed. There’s a bill in the Legislature that would define bullying and prescribe how school administrators should respond to a bullying complaint. Critics say the state should get out of solving bullying problems, while proponents say the present 37-word [...]

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