Don Heinzman
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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Wayzata taxpayers have been getting gifts from an unlikely group of givers who have the Christmas spirit all year long. Volunteers from the community have been giving their time since 2009, when the City Council had to cut a few positions to balance the budget. Back then, Mayor Ken Wilson suggested ...Read More
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A Stillwater school superintendent is asking a big question: Why do high school girls do better in the classroom than high school boys? Tom Nelson, who has been a superintendent for 20 years, recently wrote a guest column in the Stillwater Gazette that has some parents buzzing. He asked the followin...Read More
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It appears Minnesota Republicans are gearing up for a battle to give the state’s 80 outstate counties more legislative benefits. Republicans pulled a big surprise, capturing 11 seats and taking over leadership in the House of Representatives. Ten of the 11 were won in outstate districts. Most pund...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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