Editorial
By M. Imran Hayee Guest columnist To my dear neighbors: As representative of the Nusrat Mosque in Coon Rapids, I want to reach out to you with an open heart and extend my hand of friendship to you all. The Nusrat Mosque is the first Mosque established in Minnesota by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. ...Read More
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By Joe Nathan Guest Columnist As Minnesota legislators conclude their business in the next few weeks, here are four things I hope they do to help improve public schools. Some don’t cost any additional tax dollars. Some require a relatively modest investment in youngsters, schools and educators 1. ...Read More
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By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS There’s garbage collection politics in several suburbs and probably more to come. Thanks to a law revised in 2013, cities can change how haulers of garbage, yard waste and recyclables are regulated. Now, in many communities, there are up to seven garbage haulers in a...Read More
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By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers Last week in Garland, Texas, two gunmen attacked an “anti-Islam event.” The event was a cartoon contest that featured comical depictions of the prophet Mohammed. After injuring a security officer the two men, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, were shot and killed...Read More
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By: Peggy Bakken Sun Newspapers Fifty years ago next week marks the 50th anniversary of one of the deadliest storms ever to hit Minnesota. Twelve tornadoes – four of them F4 strength – cut a swath of destruction on May 6, 1965. One started near Cologne, then to Navarre, north past Waconia, throu...Read More
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By Joe Nathan Guest Columnist Testing and, more broadly, learning have been disrupted in the past two weeks for thousands of Minnesota students. The Minnesota Department of Education says equipment failure and outside computer attacks on Pearson, the company hired to run our statewide tests, caused ...Read More
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