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By Joe Nathan  Guest Columnist   Youngsters like Kerrie Maleski, Kayley Schoonmaker, Matt Rubel and Will Tully are part of a major trend in Minnesota. They are among the growing number of students in Minnesota’s two-year community colleges. They’ve also been elected as leaders of the Minnesota State College Student Association. National research says cost [...]

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To the Editor, The gay activist community has called for tolerance of those who practice homosexual behavior. Virtually everyone agrees that we should be tolerant and kind toward everyone. The Anoka-Hennepin Anti-Bullying Task Force, however, has taken this to a new level in the recommendations that they presented to the Anoka-Hennepin School Board. Recommendation #3 [...]

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Metro development plans adjust for next generation By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS The millennials, ages 18-34, are forcing changes in the metropolitan area housing patterns, particularly in the first-ring suburbs and urban centers. Steve Elkins is the District 5 Metropolitan Council member, representing Bloomington, Richfield, Edina and Hopkins, who spoke to progressives recently in Bloomington. [...]

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Candidates file in other local races The following people have filed Affidavits of Candidacy in the following races in the cities of Maple Grove and Osseo for the upcoming Nov. 4th General Election. Maple Grove In Maple Grove, there are three positions on the city council that will be vacant at the end of the [...]

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By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers   As of press time, the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 12, the following people have filed Affidavits of Candidacy in the following races in the cities of Champlin and Dayton for the upcoming Nov. 4th General Election.   Champlin In Champlin, there are three positions on the city council [...]

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By U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and John Hoeven   Whether it is sending a text, reading an email, or changing stations on the radio, it only takes a moment of distraction to cause a tragedy. In fact, research shows if a driver takes their eyes off the road for just 5 seconds at 55 mph [...]

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After concussions, memory loss, football player becomes advocate for safety By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS   Ben Utecht, who excelled for the University of Minnesota and two National Football League teams, is battling a new opponent: the effects of five major documented concussions. At the age of 33, he is experiencing some pockets of memory [...]

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Champlin aiming for second seed in section playoffs By Matthew Davis Sun Post Newspapers   Champlin LoGators amateur baseball coach Tim Heifort has been around the Metro Minny League for many years and knows not to press the panic button now. In the past week, the LoGators slipped to three games back of first place [...]

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