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My dad is one of those people who annoys those of us who tell ourselves there’s a choice between being smart and being physically fit. While I, at 27, watch my weight in an attempt to stay just out of obesity’s grasp, my trim, 54-year-old dad trains for marathons, regularly bests his friends at ...Read More
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ECM Editorial Board Minnesota’s legislative leaders started 2015 with a pleasant conundrum: How to proceed through the biennial budget process knowing you’ve got a $2 billion surplus. Dozens of uses for those billions quickly surfaced – from big ticket items like Gov. Dayton’s pet project, u...Read More
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Over the last month and a half, I’ve typed 5,474 words comparing Forest Lake’s taxes, spending and services to those of other cities around the Twin Cities area. That’s a lot of space to devote to a single topic in a short amount of time, and throughout the process, I’ve had a few readers qu...Read More
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Three Minnesota state legislators deeply involved in education issues shared frank, sometimes surprising, views in a panel discussion on June 2. Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders had not made final decisions when panelists spoke or when this column was written. But panelists provided importan...Read More
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Letters will be accepted for the Open Forum for publication in the next available issue after receipt. Letters may be sent to Forest Lake Times, 146 N. Lake St., Suite 125, Forest Lake, or by e-mail to [email protected] Letters should not exceed 250 words and must be signed w...Read More
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Minnesota’s legislative leaders started 2015 with a pleasant conundrum: How to proceed through the biennial budget process knowing you’ve got a $2 billion surplus. Dozens of uses for those billions quickly surfaced – from big ticket items like Gov. Dayton’s pet project, universal preschool f...Read More
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ECM Editorial Board Having come off of the adoption of universal kindergarten, Gov. Mark Dayton has moved quickly and aggressively for a universal 4-year-old school program. There is much to like regarding universal preschool education as a means of reaching students at a critical time, and the prop...Read More
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