Opinion

I was disappointed and let down when the County Commissioners voted 4-1 in favor of a rifle range and trap shoot in our neighborhood of Dailey and Mudgett townships. The public was not allowed to speak at this meeting on Oct. 21, 2014. The commissioners asked if there was any reason to oppose it. The [...]

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Minnesotans traditionally vote in large numbers during midterm elections. Will the Tuesday, Nov. 4 elections once again place Minnesota among national leaders in turnout? If past history is repeated, the state will again be a leader, much as it was four years ago when the state led the nation in voter turnout with nearly 56 [...]

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Here are five questions you might want to ask school board candidates or members running for re-election this fall. Because schools play a huge role in making communities attractive places to live and work, you might also talk with the other board members, whose seats aren’t up for election, about these issues. –Are you committed [...]

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By Allie Norvell Milaca 8th-grader The Milaca Mega Meet is the world’s largest one-day cross-country meet. This year there were about 150 participating schools and more than 5,900 cross-country runners. These numbers might even be the biggest numbers in the history of the race. Have you ever seen or been part of the Mega Meet? [...]

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Congratulations to Minnesota educators, students and families, based on a new report from the College Board, which publishes the Advanced Placement exam. A study released Oct. 7 shows that growing numbers of Minnesota students are taking and passing at least one AP exam, among the more than 30 that are offered. While the percentage of [...]

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Over the past six months, the ECM Editorial Board presented a series of editorials focusing on major health issues. We also zeroed in on some solutions and recommendations. Here is a recap of our positions and conclusions: Health insurance and the Affordable Care Act — ACA’s potential long-term benefits were clouded by a short-term focus [...]

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Over the past six months, the ECM Editorial Board presented a series of editorials focusing on major health issues. We also zeroed in on some solutions and recommendations. Here is a recap of our positions and conclusions: Health insurance and the Affordable Care Act — ACA’s potential long-term benefits were clouded by a short-term focus [...]

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