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OHE taking steps The Minnesota Office of Higher Education produces several publications designed to help students and families prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education. It was recently brought to our attention that one publication, “Choosing a College,” is missing some important inform...Read More
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Sadly, a statewide Minnesota agency has not provided accurate information for more than two years about dual-credit courses that can save families thousands of dollars and help many more students succeed in colleges and universities. The Minnesota Office of Higher Education, or OHE, describes its mi...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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Normally, I eschew New Year’s resolutions. Marking a particular passage of time as the starting line for self-improvement has never made a lot of sense to me; why not just try to do better as soon as you realize that doing better is the goal? However, this January has managed to work its optimisti...Read More
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Seven Minnesota education stories strike me as especially encouraging in looking back on 2014. This isn’t to suggest everything is perfect. However, we should give students, families, school faculty, Gov. Mark Dayton and state legislators credit for some important steps. First, in a terrific Senat...Read More
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Tell your legislators In its Dec. 15, 1995 Doe v. Gomez decision, the Minnesota Supreme Court gave our state the most permissive abortion policy in the nation. The court ruled that women have an absolute “right” to abortion. It also stated that taxpayers must pay for abortions performed on women...Read More
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During this past year, I’ve written columns that featured special people who bettered other people’s lives. So here are my nominees of the special people I wrote about.  I enjoyed telling the story of Hero the golden Labrador, one of two in the country that comforts elementary school children j...Read More
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