Opinion
BY THE ECM EDITORIAL BOARD The number of students who have special needs in Minnesota schools continues to grow. State and federal governments need to fund federally mandated programs as promised to avoid using local operating school district funds to subsidize the program. To its credit, the 2012-1...Read More
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You are going to hear a lot from legislators on how to fix the Metropolitan Council this session. It has limited power to tax, and it has power to run sewer, water, mass transit highways and parks systems and to help plan and regulate growth in the seven-county metropolitan area. The Met Council has...Read More
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Dear editor: District 834 is seeking a new superintendent, and they’re surveying the public. As a parent myself it’s especially important. Here are my thoughts on the issue: Budget leadership: Deficits have been at least $3-4 million per year, the reserve fund has gone from $28 to $5 million in ...Read More
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BY THOM BLACK In the last few years, a great deal of coverage in Christian print and electronic media about the phenomenon of “20-somethings” (or “Millennials”) leaving the church. A check of Google under the phrase “20-somethings leaving the church” lists a total of 36,600,000 results. ...Read More
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BY NATASHA THORAGER Books with a fairy tale undertone are very popular. Unfortunately, for children who haven’t had exposure to fairy tales, reading these books can be confusing. Take time to check out the many fairy tale anthologies at your library. When your child is comfortable in retelling the...Read More
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