Opinion

Have you ever met someone who’s given you a lengthy introduction?  Moments after you shake this person’s hand, he launches into a lengthy oral autobiography, listing his life’s achievements, his childhood foibles, his struggles and his perseverance to succeed. If he has a map handy, perhaps he’ll point out his hometown and the current location [...]

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Youngsters like Kerrie Maleski, Kayley Schoonmaker, Matt Rubel and Will Tully are part of a major trend in Minnesota. They are among the growing number of students in Minnesota’s two-year community colleges. They’ve also been elected as leaders of the Minnesota State College Student Association. National research says cost and preparation for good jobs is [...]

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Bill is important Recently there was a letter to the editor in this paper about Rep. Barrett running a picture of some union laborers and that the picture in the campaign brochure implied support for Rep. Barrett (“Wrong Impression,” June 26). The union folks said they don’t support Rep. Barrett because he didn’t support the [...]

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Alia Jackson and Pierre Fulford are just two of the millions of youngsters who have gained from charter public schools. On July 29, they joined with former Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Howard Fuller and almost 200 Minnesota parents and educators to discuss what is working well and what needs to be improved with Minnesota’s [...]

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Ben Utecht, who excelled for the University of Minnesota and two National Football League teams, is battling a new opponent: the effects of five major documented concussions. At the age of 33, he is experiencing some pockets of memory loss. Utecht has turned a letter he wrote, about his fear that someday he would be [...]

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Many people assume that judges spend most of their time presiding over jury trials. In fact, nationwide on average, less than 5 percent of cases ever go to trial. This surprises a lot of people. Where do all the cases go? There are a number of ways that cases can be resolved without a trial. [...]

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