Opinion
Readers sometimes ask for advice about books to read over the summer. Here are four books that I think offer a mixture of encouragement, inspiration, passion, perspective, challenge and controversy. For people seeking inspiration and insight into the challenges and rewards of teaching, I’d suggest...Read More
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Rodney Hestekin Guest Columnist Daisy Troop 56288 in Wyoming came up with a special idea for a year-end project. As the girls walked outside of Wyoming Elementary school, they passed by a garden and a sign reading, “Brianna’s Garden, In memory of Brianna Rae Hestekin, 1996-2005.” They identifi...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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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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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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