Opinion

To the editor: Washington County and the numerous municipalities included in District 39B represented by Kathy Lohmer in the Minnesota House of Representatives are some of the most beautiful, charming, attractive areas in the state of Minnesota. We looked forward to enjoying this scenery again this summer. But, all that came to a screeching halt [...]

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• Oct. 24 is the last issue election letters will be considered for publication. No letters pertaining to the election will be published the week prior to the election (Nov. 4), unless allowed as a direct response to a new issue or new accusation raised the week before. This is done in fairness, so no [...]

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My columns generally deal with more existential threats, St. Croix Valley environmental and infrastructure concerns. However, in view of the alarming news of world-wide outbreaks of life-threatening insect-born infectious diseases, I’m moved to alert readers to a developing situation in this region. According to a recent story by Rich Kremer of Wisconsin Public Radio, the [...]

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By Gregg Galler Many people assume that judges spend most of their time presiding over jury trials. In fact, on average nationwide, less than 5 percent of cases ever go to trial. This surprises a lot of people. Where do all the cases go? There are a number of ways that cases can be resolved [...]

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Alia Jackson and Pierre Fulford are just two of the millions of youngsters who have gained from charter public schools. On July 29, they joined with former Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Howard Fuller and almost 200 Minnesota parents and educators to discuss what is working well and what needs to be improved with Minnesota’s [...]

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