Opinion
Last month, my 16-month-old son, Reggie, came down with a high fever. I had to stay home from work, my wife, Kim, had to stay home, and my dad, a family practice doctor, was besieged by phone calls for about five days. “He’s not eating; he’s not drinking,” we would say. “His fever is 102, ...Read More
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Imagine you are standing in a hallway, and the person next to you suddenly falls. Chances are that person could be having a cardiac arrest and needs CPR immediately. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, in Minnesota in 2010, more than 35 percent of fatalities due to heart disease happene...Read More
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Where’s the payback? I read this morning about the YMCA and the dollars our community is going to put into the move of this “tax-free” organization. Where is the payback for our community’s investment? Between the city giving the property and $9 million dollars and the school district’s p...Read More
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Linda Madsen Guest Columnist It is no secret that the district has been working hard to bring much-needed upgrades to our buildings and facilities. I’d like to just walk through some of the history with our bond proposals and where we stand today. In 2010, we conducted a gap analysis study to dete...Read More
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Practice what you preach Sen. Sean Nienow, Republican purveyor of fiscal and personal responsibility, has reneged on his debts through bankruptcy and weaseled out of repaying of nearly a million dollars of money he borrowed. According to a news report, Sen. Nienow makes $31,000 annually as a senator...Read More
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ECM Editorial Board The number of students who have special needs in Minnesota schools continues to grow. State and federal governments need to fund federally mandated programs as promised to avoid using local operating school district funds to subsidize the program. To its credit, the 2012-13 state...Read More
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Judges hear disputes dealing with some of the most important aspects of people’s lives.  We hear child custody disputes, restraining order requests, disagreements about contracts and estates and a variety of other matters.  With so much at stake, I am frequently surprised at how unprepared some ...Read More
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