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By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS It appears Minnesota Republicans are gearing up for a battle to give the state’s 80 outstate counties more legislative benefits. Republicans pulled a big surprise, capturing 11 seats and taking over leadership in the House of Representatives. Ten of the 11 were won i...Read More
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By Joe Nathan  Guest Columnist Here’s some good news, looking ahead to the 2015 Minnesota Legislature’s discussions about improving public schools. Two leading Minnesota Senate Democrats described several of their priorities as similar to those described last week by leading House Republicans. ...Read More
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By Megan Hopps SUN PRESS Newspapers I am a white woman. I was raised by two white parents in a three bedroom, two bath home in a northern suburb of the Twin Cities. My father works for General Mills and my mom is a special education teacher. My parents worked extremely hard to give my [...]...Read More
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By Joe Nathan  Guest Columnist One of my saddest and happiest days in school was the first day I wore my glasses, in the third grade. I already disliked my ears, which stuck out, and now I was the only kid with glasses. I felt super ugly and hated the idea of going to school. [...]...Read More
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By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS Maybe, in this all-too-serious world, we need to laugh more. Imagine a meeting where you can laugh at Laurel and Hardy films, along with shorts on “Popeye the Sailorman” and “The Little Rascals.” That was the agenda for the Bloomington Brats October meeting, a ...Read More
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Many voters are unaware that the sheriff of Hennepin County is an elected position. Incumbent Rich Stanek is reaching the end of his second term. Eddie Frizell is the better-qualified candidate for Sheriff of Hennepin County. Who says so? The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Deputies Association, the off...Read More
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By CHRISTIAAN TARBOX Sun POST Newspapers Kids have all the fun. I remember a day and age when the month of October was all about planning for Halloween. Chores, schoolwork, productivity – all were thrown aside in favor of meticulously planning out a costume, begging your parents to buy/build/sew t...Read More
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