Editorial

By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS Maybe, in this all-too-serious world, we need to laugh more. Imagine a meeting where you can laugh at Laurel and Hardy films, along with shorts on “Popeye the Sailorman” and “The Little Rascals.” That was the agenda for the Bloomington Brats October meeting, a tent of the Sons of the […]

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By Joe Nathan  Guest Columnist   “These teachers have dedicated their lives to serving students and been recognized for outstanding work. As we examine how to improve public policy, it’s important to hear from some of the best of the best. We need to learn from their success.” That’s how state Sen. Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, […]

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Many voters are unaware that the sheriff of Hennepin County is an elected position. Incumbent Rich Stanek is reaching the end of his second term. Eddie Frizell is the better-qualified candidate for Sheriff of Hennepin County. Who says so? The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Deputies Association, the official agency of actual deputies, held a vote for […]

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By CHRISTIAAN TARBOX Sun POST Newspapers Kids have all the fun. I remember a day and age when the month of October was all about planning for Halloween. Chores, schoolwork, productivity – all were thrown aside in favor of meticulously planning out a costume, begging your parents to buy/build/sew that integral piece of the outfit […]

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By Joe Nathan  Guest Columnist Here are five questions you might want to ask school board candidates or members running for re-election this fall. Because schools play a huge role in making communities attractive places to live and work, you might also talk with the other board members, whose seats aren’t up for election, about […]

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To the Editor: Congratulations to State Representative Mark Uglem who this last week received the prestigious National Federation of Independent Business award as a Guardian of Small Business. The NFIB is a group of 13,000 small business owners who scored Mark Uglem on ten important votes that opposed onerous tax increases on said small businesses. We […]

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To the Editor: This letter is to piggyback on the one written by Tim Erickson September 25 regarding the new West River Road (WRR) roundabout. We have been in Champlin since 1977 and have had more trouble than not getting onto WRR off of Winnetka. It is a dangerous intersection and there has never been any […]

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To the Editor: This election, we have the chance to elect a judge who brings extensive courtroom experience, who has taken time to understand and give back to her community, and whose legal background is a diverse as our county. I am writing to support Bridget Ann Sullivan’s candidacy for Hennepin County Judge in 4th District […]

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