Opinion
Four state education and policy leaders I contacted recently had strong, somewhat different responses to Minnesota Department of Education’s Feb. 24 report about increases in Minnesota’s high school graduation rates. I partly agree with each of them. The news is neither entirely good nor entirel...Read More
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In our communities, there is a silent, incurable disease called Alzheimer’s that gradually destroys a person’s ability to remember, learn and do simple tasks. In Minnesota, it’s estimated that 88,000 people 65 years and older have this incurable disease, according to Act on Alzheimer’s, and ...Read More
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BY KATHY LOHMER Minnesota received some positive economic news recently, as economic experts have projected our state will see a nearly $1.9 billion surplus for the 2016-17 budget cycle. The windfall comes from both an increase in projected revenue and a decrease in expected spending. I find it inte...Read More
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BY DEB TAYLOR GUEST COLUMNIST We frequently hear about racism and sexism in our culture, but we hear little about another persistent “ism” — ageism. As our society grows older, due to the large number of retiring baby boomers, ageism remains a growing challenge and concern. Researchers at Yale...Read More
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Aside from this fresh dump of soft snow, spring is in the air. You can hear the birds chirping early. We’re greeted by a little more light in the mornings. Our evenings not met with immediate darkness, but beautiful sunsets. Our inboxes are starting to fill with the kind urges toward spring and su...Read More
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PRESENTED BY TODD KOCKELMAN Plan to put yourself steps ahead of your peers. If you have a young, growing family, no doubt your to-do list is pretty long on any given day. Beyond today, you are probably working on another kind of to-do list for the long term. Where does “saving and investing” ran...Read More
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