Editorial

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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By Kent Sulem & Abbey Bryduck   This November, Minnesota residents will be asked to decide whether voters should be required to present valid, government-issued photographic proof of identity prior to casting a ballot. While it is not the job of local election officials to determine whether this concept is valid, it is the responsibility [...]

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I got off easy in a recent accident, some people aren’t so lucky BY DANIEL CALLAHAN daniel.callahan@ecm-inc.com   The players: me, my beautiful little car and the dude who hit me. The location: Interstate 94 as the sun begins its gentle descent behind the horizon.   Me: How happy I am to be driving home [...]

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BY joe Nathan SUN NEWSPAPERS   Three important questions come from “Do Schools Challenge our Children?”, a new report by the Center for American Progress: • Is school too easy for many youngsters? • Should we believe student surveys? • If the answer to the first two questions is “yes,” now what? CAP describes itself [...]

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