Editorial

By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers   Entitlement: the condition or state of mind that you have the right to something. “You deserve it.” We’ve all heard this phrase at some point throughout the course of our lives. And this can be used as justification for many behaviors. The smoker who’s trying quit worked a [...]

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Over the past few weeks I have been covering the Maple Grove Police and other investigators searching to bring 1989 missing person Amy Pagnac back home. Going out to the scene of the investigation at her home in Maple Grove and seeing investigators work got me thinking about my childhood back in 1989. The year [...]

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By Joe Nathan  Guest Columnist   Here’s a suggestion for the summer. If you care about learning, teaching, schools or parenting, get a copy of “Teaching with Heart,” edited by educator Sam M. Intrator and writer Megan Scribner. The book has 90 brief, one-page essays by educators, explaining and describing a poem that has inspired [...]

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By Peggy Bakken Sun Newspapers   Neatly sandwiched between Memorial Day – the day we honor those who gave their lives for our country – and the 4th of July, a jubilant celebration of our nation’s birth – is a nondescript day called Flag Day. Flag Day does not get a lot of attention. When [...]

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The past four months of my life have been the most exciting, tiring, happy, stressful and fulfilling. My husband and I welcomed our beautiful daughter, Arabella, on Sept. 25, 2013. After 13 hours of labor I was holding my daughter in my arms in the delivery room. I looked down and saw a little tiny [...]

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Taking technical classes increases graduation rate By Joe Nathan  Guest Columnist   Here’s good news for Minnesota students, families and taxpayers about closing achievement gaps and improving high school graduation rates. State data shows dramatically better high school graduation rates for students who take at least 240 hours of career technical courses – that’s between [...]

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By U.S. Senator  Amy Klobuchar   From opening our first E15 station, to blending higher amounts of biodiesel, to developing processes to make renewable fuel out of new feed stocks, Minnesota is leading the way and driving the next generation of renewable fuels. We are utilizing our resources and developing new energy technologies that are [...]

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By Megan Hopps Sun Press Newspapers   April 20, 1994 was a day that changed my life forever. I was 4 years old. I remember standing on my tippy-toes looking through a window in my grandparents entryway and watching my parents drive away. I didn’t know how they were going to do it, but I [...]

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