Editorial

Football season is here. High school teams are doing two-a-day practices. Monday morning quarterbacks are replaying, analyzing and criticizing Vikings games. Fans are making sure they have the latest fashions in purple and white, or maroon and gold. Fantasy football players are studying every statistic. Our state’s leaders have been playing a little football, too [...]

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I can remember a certain January morning like it was yesterday. I was upstairs, just having picked up a blue and white stick, and I was in disbelief. I called my husband’s name to see where he was in the house. He responded from down in the living room and I made the quickest trip [...]

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My grandson called a while weeks to ask me about writing a poem. He’s a sixth grade student at Delano Middle School, but this wasn’t a school assignment. He’d learned of a contest for children in military families. His father is a Navy Chief working out of Fort Snelling, and his mother was enlisted when [...]

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I can remember a certain January morning like it was yesterday. I was upstairs, just having picked up a blue and white stick, and I was in disbelief. I called my husband’s name to see where he was in the house. He responded from down in the living room and I made the quickest trip [...]

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It’s Christmas all year long for over a thousand metro area teachers and staff who receive FREE school supplies at a novel non-profit store called Companies to Classrooms. Seven years ago, Cary Weatherby, a Bloomington mother who has business experience, realized companies and corporations needed to get rid of surplus office supplies and inventory that [...]

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BY JARED HUIZENGA jared.huizenga@ecm-inc.com   In my very humble opinion, the best part of Christmas is the traditions that are built and passed down from generation to generation. My Christmas tradition includes overeating, taking a very long nap and forcing my younger cousins into multiple viewings of “A Christmas Story.” When I have children I [...]

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BY MATTHEW HANKEY matthew.hankey@ecm-inc.com   Now that Thanksgiving is in the proverbial rearview mirror, it’s full speed ahead to the December holidays — Christmas, Hanukkah and the other traditions you find important. Having a four-month-old will no doubt shape how I view and celebrate this holiday season. While he is too young to appreciate and [...]

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As a community reporter I often find myself walking into a school for a story or photo. The stories I am able to share from our schools are some of my favorite to put to the page. This week, I was scheduled to visit Champlin Brooklyn Park Academy (CBPA) at 9:30 a.m. Monday morning, three [...]

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