Opinion

BY ANGIE HONG FEATURED COLUMNIST If there is anything Minnesotans can agree on, it is that fall is our favorite season. I’m not talking about the days when it’s gloomy and rainy or the stretch at the end of the fall when all of the leaves are gone but the snow hasn’t yet fallen and [...]

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On Tuesday, Nov. 4 Minnesotans will decide if they should keep Mark Dayton as their governor for the next four years. Dayton told ECM’s Editorial Board that under his leadership and policies, he has placed the state on the right moderate course with a balanced approach on spending and raising revenues. The board agrees that [...]

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BY MARNY STEBBINS THE GAZETTE   I spent the morning combing a pound of gold glitter out my youngest daughter’s blond hair. This was not a welcome activity following a week of lice hysteria. But, at 4 years old, art is an experiential exercise, and the success of the work appears directly related to the [...]

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BY DANA ERICKSON GUEST COLUMNIST When it comes to life insurance, you have two primary options: term life insurance and permanent life insurance. Term insurance is fairly straightforward and offers affordable life insurance coverage for a specific amount of money over a specific period of time. Permanent life insurance, however, comes in many shapes and [...]

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A recent conversation between a Lake Elmo council member and a Gazette reporter in the parking lot of Lake Elmo City Hall has sparked some controversy. It was the subject of an Oct. 27 discussion, during which the city council nearly voted to censure a council member. With the council’s discussion of the incident now [...]

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Do the right thing in Lake Elmo   To the editor: I attended the city of Lake Elmo meeting last week where proposed improvements to the downtown area were discussed. Over 130 attended, and some good comments were heard. There was one comment I haven’t heard before at any city meeting I have attended over [...]

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