Opinion

In the debate over the YMCA that’s raged at City Hall and in this newspaper over the last few months, there have been good points made on both sides. However, there is one claim that’s been thrown around that I have to take issue with, even as a recent transplant to this fine community: the […]

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Tell them what to do Recently Scandia sent a letter asking for input involving road improvements. Folks, it’s time to wake up and tell our ridiculous government what we want before another assessment is pushed down our throats. Most citizens live on roads maintained by Scandia, and I feel we all should contribute through the […]

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“These teachers have dedicated their lives to serving students and been recognized for outstanding work. As we examine how to improve public policy, it’s important to hear from some of the best of the best. We need to learn from their success.” That’s how state Sen. Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, explained a recent hearing he convened […]

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The Oct. 23 issue of the Forest Lake Times is the final issue letters regarding the Nov. 4 election are accepted. Clerk issue matters On Nov. 4, Linwood voters will decide whether to appoint or elect their 2016 town clerk. A yes vote will decide to appoint (or hire) a town clerk. A no vote […]

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Letters will be accepted for publication in the next available issue after receipt. Send letters to ryan.howard@ecm-inc.com. Letters should not exceed 250 words and must be signed with the writer’s name, address and telephone number. Deadline is noon on Monday. The newspaper reserves the right to edit letters for space, libel rules, clear communication and […]

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Minnesota’s 8th District race between incumbent DFL Rep. Rick Nolan and Republican challenger Stewart Mills has been targeted by national political groups. Most readers have already seen the effect of that targeting with the barrage of negative TV ads that have been airing. We urge readers to discount those ads. Why? Because the 8th District […]

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