Editorials

A lot of focus has been put on elementary education to ensure kids have a solid foundation for learning. Then we turn our attention to high school, preparing students with the skills they need for college or the workforce. There is an important time in a child’s education — middle school — where there has […]

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            The number of students who have special needs in Minnesota is growing and the funding system to educate them needs to be repaired. Each student with special needs has an individual education plan (IEP) that by law must be funded. All children, including those with special needs, have an equal right to an education […]

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When the Minnesota Sports Facility Authority unveils the design for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium May 13 at the Guthrie Theatre, the public will get a glimpse of the grand edifice that is planned to be built over the next three years. When ground is broken on the Metrodome site in Minneapolis this fall, the […]

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            A growing number of scientific findings on early brain development and the ability of children to learn more earlier is leading education and business leaders to push for more state funding to educate three- and four-year-old children, particularly in communities with concentrations of poor families. Experts say that at the age of five, a […]

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Gov. Mark Dayton’s revised budget is much improved over his initial budget in January. He dumped the “business-to-business” sales tax that generated a snowstorm of opposition from Edina to Elk River, Caledonia to Little Falls, and all parts in between. Business-to-business sales taxes hurt a company’s bottom line because in most cases, the extra expense […]

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            Gov. Mark Dayton’s revised budget is much improved over his initial budget in January. He dumped the “business-to-business” sales tax that generated a snowstorm of opposition from Edina to Elk River, Caledonia to Little Falls, and all parts in between. Business-to-business sales taxes hurt a company’s bottom line because in most cases, the extra […]

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