Editorial

By Alisa Reckinger Guest Columnist   Before you throw something away, ask yourself if there’s an opportunity to reuse or recycle. Picking the green choice will help lower the amount of material going into landfills — 3 million tons will be thrown in Minnesota this year. Reduce: Less to begin with is part of the [...]

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By Joe Nathan  Guest Columnist   “Breaking Bad” TV show actor Steven Quezada had several strong messages for about 4,000 educators recently gathered to discuss charter public schools. At a conference sponsored by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (publiccharters.org), Quezada began, “Thank you, thank you, thank you for recognizing that children learn in [...]

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By Matthew Davis Sun Post Newspapers   With the spring sports season finished, it seems the perfect time to have a change of pace. Reading a couple letters to the editor in another newspaper inspired me to write this. A gentleman suggested that the NFL’s Washington Redskins should change it’s name to the Washington Pigskins. [...]

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By Joe Nathan  Guest Columnist   One of my favorite family memories is sandbagging by the St. Croix River with two of our children. It comes to mind as we enter summer and the 4th of July holiday – a holiday celebrating the sacrifice and selflessness of others. One of the most important things a [...]

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By Grace Pastoor SUN Newspapers   My name is Grace Pastoor, and I have been given the wonderful opportunity to work as an intern for your newspaper this summer. I just finished up my second year as a journalism student at the University of St. Thomas, but I actually got my start in reporting when [...]

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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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