Letter to the Editor

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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It has been my distinct pleasure to have served on the Independent School Dsitrict 834 board for these last four years and for the last two years as board chairman. As a board, we have worked very closely with Dr. Corey Lunn and district administrators to implement significant changes to our culture and to our [...]

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Theodore Geisel, more commonly known as Dr. Seuss, once wrote, “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” Well, I have a lot to smile about as my service on the Washington County Board of Commissioners concludes. As is in life, if I have one thing that I should have done more often while [...]

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