Opinion
Regardless of whether you think justice has been done in the lack of an indictment of police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., the case provides an important “teachable moment” for our students. Polls find Americans are deeply divided about the outcome of the ...Read More
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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 in outstate districts. Most pund...Read More
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Thank you, mayor A note of public thanks to Mayor Chris Johnson for the four years of progressive leadership he has provided to Forest Lake. While most of us were comfortably at home with our families, dedicated public servants like Mayor Johnson were spending endless hours working on the business o...Read More
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When last we left the tale of my mighty hiking club adventure, I and my fiancee, Kristina, had just completed the first of what would ultimately be 67 trails in 67 different state parks all across Minnesota. Interstate Park in Taylors Falls was a craggy, rocky, hilly experience that was a bit of a s...Read More
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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.Fortunately, a teacher intervened. She was [...]...Read More
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It began with an off-hand comment that I never expected to materialize into anything and led to one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life. I had just started dating my now fiancee, Kristina, and we were in the “get to know each other” phase of the relationship. She mention...Read More
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