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Metro development plans adjust for next generation By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS The millennials, ages 18-34, are forcing changes in the metropolitan area housing patterns, particularly in the first-ring suburbs and urban centers. Steve Elkins is the District 5 Metropolitan Council member, representing Bloomington, Richfield, Edina and Hopkins, who spoke to progressives recently in Bloomington. [...]

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By Joe Nathan  Guest Columnist   From Anoka-Hennepin to Richfield, Stillwater, Waconia, International Falls, Houston and all over the state, more than 50 of the 331 Minnesota school districts will have new superintendents in the 2014-15 school year. We hear a lot about student mobility. But outside of professional meetings, there has not been much [...]

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By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS   It is time for Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and the Minneapolis City Council to climb on board the decision to approve the Southwest light rail transit plan in the interests of future transit riders and continued good relationships between the central cities and suburban governments. For years, this relationship [...]

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By Steve Carney Contributing Columnist   When I think about the tackle I carry around in the boat, it is funny how many items you carry year after year and never use them. Recently I decided to experiment with just such an item and found the thing I have been carrying around all these years [...]

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By Larry Norland Director of Golf, Green Haven Golf Course   We just had the 2014 Men’s Club Putting Qualifier at Green Haven this past Thursday and it was a great reminder of how personal putting can be. For every player that has perfect mechanics and struggles there are many players that don’t have any [...]

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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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