Opinion

From Anoka-Hennepin to Richfield, Stillwater, Waconia, International Falls, Houston and all over the state, more than 50 of the 331 Minnesota school districts will have new superintendents in the 2014-15 school year. We hear a lot about student mobility. But outside of professional meetings, there has not been much notice of, or discussion about, what [...]

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To the editor: Your recent article regarding the Lake Elmo resident and the rerouting of Highway 5 and Manning Avenue, within 15 feet of her home is but one example of the insensitivity to longtime residents occurring all around Lake Elmo. The current powers that be are plowing through and carving up the city into [...]

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By Lee Salisbury We all agree religion has its place in America. But Hobby Lobby Corporation and many in the Christian community do a disservice promoting the idea that the United States was founded as a Christian nation. Hobby Lobby’s national newspaper ads quoting America’s founders George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin [...]

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Even if they have a slight decline in the number of students served, most Minnesota districts and charter schools will be receiving more money per pupil in the coming school year. That’s one of the key lessons learned in talking with Tom Melcher, director of the Minnesota Department of Education’s finance division. Thanks go to [...]

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  By Tom Purcell I say it’s high time we update the wording of the presidential oath of office, which is specified in Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution.” “Update it?” “That’s right. Our current president isn’t following it much anyhow, so why don’t you recite it from the top so we can [...]

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