Editorial

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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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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