Letter to the Editor

In the coming days, our legislators have the opportunity to support a bill that limits government, increases equality and makes Minnesota a more robust, loving state — a bill allowing all Minnesotans to marry the person they love. If our legislators have our district’s best interests in mind, they will vote yes. Opponents have appealed […]

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Earlier this month, staff, volunteers and supporters of the Stillwater Public Library celebrated National Library Week. For those of us who serve on the Stillwater Public Library Board of Trustees, the annual observance found us reflecting on all the incredible things that have happened at the library over the last few years. During the past […]

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More than 60 people spoke from 7:30 a.m. until past midnight at April 16 the Lake Elmo public hearing. I was in attendance from 7:20 until 9:30 p.m. and everyone who spoke while I was there were against the proposed lake use ordinance changes. It is my understanding that three families spoke in favor of […]

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African American History Month in February gave us the opportunity to celebrate, but it also reminded us of our responsibility to respond to the needs of waiting African-American youth every month of the year. About 60 percent of the children under state guardianship are of color. The Minnesota Department of Human Services reports that in […]

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I’m a 1989 graduate of Stillwater High School. After SHS, I attended Macalester College and the University of Texas School of Law, and have been a practicing lawyer and a tenured law professor, along with producing a nationally syndicated radio show and owning a family music record label. In my academic career, my time in […]

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Growing up in Stillwater, a major source of civic pride was the consistently outstanding music programs in our schools. My father directed the high school choir for 22 years, and I participated in choir, band and orchestra throughout my school years. I had the privilege of touring Norway with the band, and playing at the […]

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