Opinion

BY JOE NATHAN ECM COLUMNIST Congratulations to Minnesota educators, students and families, based on a new report from the College Board, which publishes the Advanced Placement exam. A study released Oct. 7 shows that growing numbers of Minnesota students are taking and passing at least one AP exam, among the more than 30 that are [...]

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BY DEB TAYLOR GUEST COLUMNIST I was surprised recently to read that Bruce ‘The Boss’ Springsteen had turned 65. This age benchmark for the legendary rocker reminds us that the years have a way of sneaking up on us as we prepare for the later years. A new AARP study has found that half of [...]

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District 39A needs Tim Stender I am voting for Tim Stender for the Minnesota State House in District 39A. In Minnesota we have been taking our schools, our roads and bridges and our wages for granted for too long, and it is time to turn that around. Our schools are still recovering from the time [...]

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BY TIM CASPERS GUEST COLUMNIST Parenting teens is hard. But so is parenting toddlers and parenting second-graders and parenting middle-schoolers. There are zero — count them — zero kids or parents who are perfect. That means not every moment in a home is a complete pleasure in any stage, because kids, no matter the age, [...]

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BY MARTY LARSON GAZETTE COLUMNIST I’ll admit it. I really don’t like working out. The thought of it, the preparation for it, the concept of “working” out, all of it doesn’t resonate with me. That might sound a bit odd for someone who works in the fitness industry and owns a fitness studio. But I [...]

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ECM EDITORIAL BOARD Over the past six months, the ECM Editorial Board presented a series of editorials focusing on major health issues. We also zeroed in on some solutions and recommendations. Here is a recap of our positions and conclusions: Health insurance and the Affordable Care Act — ACA’s potential long-term benefits were clouded by [...]

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