Editorials

            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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There’s evidence that the education system in Minnesota needs to be examined and strengthened. Improving it is always evolving with the goal of providing the best education possible for all students. The state constitution says a general and uniform system of public schools should be established through taxation or otherwise to secure a thorough and [...]

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Don’t be S.A.D. Spring Break, yeah. Break out the bikinis, party cups and kegs. Wait a second. It’s still January. Well, I’m at least going out and having a stogie. I can’t waste a good day, especially when you have nothing better to do. Which is kind of sad in and of itself if it [...]

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