Opinion

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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To the editor: On July 19, our 8-year-old daughter went missing for three-and-a-half of the scariest, most surreal hours our family has ever experienced. Thanks to dozens of people (including many we had never met), the outcome was a beautiful answer to many prayers to a faithful God: Our daughter was found safe. This letter [...]

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