Guest Columns

BY GREGG GALLER – GUEST COLUMNIST Going to court can be a stressful, time consuming and expensive way to resolve a dispute. Many attorneys charge more than $250 per hour, and civil cases can take over a year to be resolved in court. Even after a court decision, people often spend as much time and [...]

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Dec. 29, 1962, the Orange Bowl, Stadium, Miami, Florida. The tropical afternoon is warm and bright, the midwinter Florida sky is blue and cloudless. At the open end of the stadium, a large American flag waves lazily in the gentle breeze that blows off the sea. Pastel banners ripple gaily above the stands. The arena [...]

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Although the Legislature will not convene again until Feb. 25, we’re beginning to hear about some of the top priorities that the Democratic leadership plans to put forward for the legislative session. Among the top items on their agenda is a so-called “anti-bullying” bill. While it may be well-intentioned, a “one-size-fits-all” solution from legislators and [...]

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BY BOB DETTMER – GUEST COLUMNIST Monday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day. I’ll be speaking at the Veterans Day ceremony at Forest Lake High School where I taught for 34 years. It is an honor to be part of recognizing our nation’s heroes. I’d like to tell you about the sacrifices of men and women [...]

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BY DAVID OLSON – GUEST COLUMNIST Minnesota’s economy has been receiving high marks lately. Unemployment is dropping, and tax collections were up in fiscal year 2012-13. We moved to No. 8 on Forbes’ annual list of Best States for Business, up markedly from last year. If you missed these reports, no worries. The Dayton Administration and [...]

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BY MYRON FRANS – GUEST COLUMNIST Minnesota benefits when we invest in great schools, healthy residents, a productive workforce, clean lakes, quality roads and a sound infrastructure — all things that contribute to vibrant, healthy communities and successful businesses. Some argue that cutting budgets and services to reduce taxes is the only path to competitiveness. [...]

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