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By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS There’s garbage collection politics in several suburbs and probably more to come. Thanks to a law revised in 2013, cities can change how haulers of garbage, yard waste and recyclables are regulated. Now, in many communities, there are up to seven garbage haulers in a...Read More
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By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers Last week in Garland, Texas, two gunmen attacked an “anti-Islam event.” The event was a cartoon contest that featured comical depictions of the prophet Mohammed. After injuring a security officer the two men, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, were shot and killed...Read More
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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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