Opinion
Beware of holiday commercialism Black Friday is almost here, but it is no longer the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season. In its place is Thanksgiving Day, which once upon a time was about family and friends but now shares the stage with the opportunity to save 15 bucks on, well, any...Read More
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Here’s some good news, looking ahead to the 2015 Minnesota Legislature’s discussions about improving public schools. Two leading Minnesota Senate Democrats described several of their priorities as similar to those described last week by leading House Republicans. While this doesn’t ensure agre...Read More
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Some question why newspaper editorial boards bother to endorse candidates for office. In other words, why should newspaper editors tell their readers whom they should vote for? After listening to the wave of candidate advertising that distorts and sometimes lies about a candidate, I am more convince...Read More
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Contacted on Election Day, two key Minnesota House Republicans offered several priorities in education. Democrats are still the majority in the Minnesota Senate, and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton was re-elected, but Republicans replaced DFLers as the majority in the Minnesota House.  The legislative process...Read More
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One of the most important parts of a court proceeding involves someone who almost never says a word: the court reporter. Court reporters are professional employees of the court system who preserve a verbatim record of court proceedings. The word “verbatim” means, “word for word, letter for let...Read More
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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 [......Read More
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