Opinion
BY DEREK BERG Transitioning to a new school can be difficult for many students and their parents. There is a new schedule to adjust to, unfamiliar settings to navigate, and new routines to learn. It can be a challenge for any student, but especially for those with unique physical or emotional needs....Read More
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One area of the law that can be hard to understand deals with the various burdens of proof that courts rely on in making decisions. A burden of proof is the amount and nature of evidence that is necessary to persuade a judge or jury to rule in a party’s favor. The law typically employs [...]...Read More
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To the editor: At the March 24 Lake Elmo City Council meeting, we all heard that a “deal” was struck between the members of the 3-2 council. Some referred to it as an “olive branch.” A large (and it continues to grow) group of taxpayers — that in just a few days became organized to [...]...Read More
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Minnesota’s politicians are embroiled in debate — what should we do with an extra billion dollars or two? Granted, the problem of too much money is always better than the problem of not enough. Still, it’s time to rein in our leaders and add some practical observations. First, the $1.9 billion...Read More
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After many years of covering suburban city council, planning commission and school board meetings, I have concluded suburban government in general is good government. Rarely will you find fraud and illegalities in suburban government. Furthermore, I’m convinced that voters, once they have access t...Read More
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To the editor: The Paul and Diane Anderson family would like to express their thanks to Stillwater’s Lakeview Hospice and The Gathering nurses for their loving and professional care of Ruth Goserud, who passed away in February. We were blessed by the mission of these “angels.” Diane G. Anderso...Read More
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