Opinion
Distance has always been a tough economic challenge for rural Minnesota. Cars and highways have gone a long way toward shortening that distance. Now, modern communications bring the world even closer. With interactive video, a patient in Lac qui Parle County can be seen by a medical specialist in Mi...Read More
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Most likely, by the time you read this, one of my dearest family members has either died of natural causes or been euthanized. Roxanne, my all-time favorite cat, seems fated to use up her ninth life just days short of her 18th birthday, the victim of kidney disease and inoperable hyperthyroidism. Sh...Read More
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Mindi Askelson of Riverland Community College calls it a “win-win-win” collaboration. Scott Gengler of Irondale High School in New Brighton reports it’s “very rewarding.” John McDonald of the Kingsland School District believes it’s “a better way of meeting student and family needs.” ...Read More
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The Ohio state auditor is investigating the practice of “scrubbing,” or dropping students from attendance rolls so they don’t count against test scores. The former El Paso, Texas, superintendent is in prison for using truant officers to encourage at-risk students to drop out. Other testing sca...Read More
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As many of you know, Gov. Mark Dayton released his budget proposal to the legislature on Jan. 22. Since then, I have had the opportunity to learn more details about the governor’s proposal. I am deeply concerned that the governor’s budget plan will impact middle-class Minnesotans hardest in thei...Read More
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