Editorial
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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By Deb Taylor Senior Community Services We frequently hear about racism and sexism in our culture, but we hear little about another persistent ‘ism’ – ageism.  As our society grows older, due to the large number of retiring baby boomers, ageism remains a growing challenge and concern. Res...Read More
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By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS Fifty years ago, families created suburban communities to escape the poverty of the cities. Back then, most suburban residents were young Caucasians. Today, the suburbs are comprised of a rich variety of racial diversity, including Caucasian, Latino, Hispanic, African-...Read More
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By Joe Nathan  guest columnist Whenever I watch NCAA basketball March Madness tournament games, I think about a cross section of Minnesotans who helped lead a successful four-year challenge of the NCAA, 1996-2000. Students, families and educators all over the state were deeply frustrated by the NCA...Read More
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