Opinion

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During the election season, letter writers will be held to the following guidelines: No letters regarding campaign issues will be published in the edition immediately prior to Election Day. If letters are submitted for the second to the last edition that require response or rebuttal, a narrow and specific response to the new allegation or [...]

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Linda Madsen Guest Columnist Last month, our School Board decided that our district will make another attempt to gain voter support for a facilities bond for our schools. Despite the fact that last May’s bond referendum did not pass, our School Board is dedicated to passing a bond to improve our schools. Here’s why. Our [...]

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Editor’s note: the following letter refers to images of Stewart Mills that gained media attention in 2013. Mills should mature It seems old fashioned of me, but I do expect those seeking elected office to behave in a way that shows some dignity and to live by the same rules as the rest of us. [...]

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Big changes are coming for Minnesota’s high school students, and meetings are scheduled throughout the state to discuss them. That’s good, because the changes are controversial. Minnesota has passed some education reform laws, like Postsecondary Enrollment Options, that have worked out well. We’ve adopted others, like the Profile of Learning graduation requirements, that were disappointing [...]

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Lower the limit Why isn’t anyone doing anything about lowering the speed limit on State Highway 97, what I believe is one of the most dangerous roads in the northern metro? How many people have to die before something gets changed? There was yet another fatality on Sept. 12. There is no reason the speed [...]

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