Opinion
You are going to hear a lot from legislators on how to fix the Metropolitan Council this session. It has limited power to tax, and it has power to run sewer, water, mass transit highways and parks systems and to help plan and regulate growth in the seven-county metropolitan area.  The Met Council h...Read More
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Many things impressed me as I marched with thousands of others in St. Paul on Jan 19, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but what pleased me most were the hundreds of participating families. Parents from cities and suburbs brought their youngsters, some appearing as young as 6 or 7. The parents were th...Read More
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People like Betsy Picciano, Paul Weinzierl, Bill Wilson and John Schultz are among Minnesota’s education heroes. They’re examples of leaders who have used Minnesota’s pioneering laws to help thousands of Minnesota high school students earn free college credit, up to and including a two-year as...Read More
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A leadership problem In the last Forest Lake Times, Sen. Sean Nienow is quoted as saying how Legislature should address future spending. At the same time, an article in the Star Tribune states how he just  stuck we the taxpayers with a $840,000 debt due to his bankruptcy. He passes it off by saying...Read More
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Stev Stegner Guest Columnist Forest Lake is brimming with community pride. We have countless volunteer organizations all working to improve our community. With so many organizations making Forest Lake a better place to live, work, and play, it is no wonder this is a great place to live. We have clos...Read More
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Steve Halsey Guest Columnist An article in the Dec. 18, 2014, issue of the Wall Street Journal describes the growing trend of invitees failing to RSVP to invitations to formal events such as banquets, parties and weddings. At one event, 96 invitees who failed to RSVP showed up at an event. Most sat ...Read More
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Don’t look for Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to be on the cover of Time magazine anytime soon, but it’s obvious that from an economic standpoint, Minnesota is a state that works. As you might recall, years ago, Gov. Wendell Anderson was pictured on the cover of Time magazine holding up a fish to il...Read More
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