Opinion

Bullying in schools is real and it needs to be addressed. There’s a bill in the Legislature that would define bullying and prescribe how school administrators should respond to a bullying complaint. Critics say the state should get out of solving bullying problems, while proponents say the present 37-word bill doesn’t go far enough in [...]

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It is sometimes said that the wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine. Many people become frustrated that there are so many steps before a criminal case is concluded. However, the process is better thought of as deliberate rather than slow. Important rights are at stake in a criminal case. A careful and [...]

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“The Lord is true God, he is the living God, the eternal king,” Jeremiah 10:10. The question for many of us is whether we are able to truly put our trust in God and believe with all our hearts that he is the true God, the living God, the eternal king, always ready to help [...]

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JOEL MARTIN – GUEST COLUMNIST Christ Lutheran Church in Marine on St. Croix has one of the oldest sanctuaries in Minnesota actively used on a weekly basis. The sanctuary has been used for weekly worship services, countless weddings, concerts, lectures and has even been used in major motion pictures. It is one of the historic [...]

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Minnesota Department of Education’s School Finance Award will never compete with “March Madness” for public attention. But MDE has recently given 69 percent of Minnesota’s traditional districts and 80 percent of Minnesota charter public schools an award that measures solid accomplishment and merits public praise. In the northwest metro area, winners included the districts of [...]

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