Opinion
There’s garbage collection politics in several suburbs and probably more to come. Thanks to a law revised in 2013, cities can change how haulers of garbage, yard waste and recyclables are regulated. Now, in many communities, there are up to seven garbage haulers in an open system who contract indi...Read More
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Recently I’ve heard and read some of the most powerful student essays I’ve encountered over more than 45 years of work with young people. Students presented them at a statewide conference attracting almost 300 students sponsored by the Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs. Quietly, with...Read More
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Question: I would like to know more about Legionville School Patrol Camp.  I know it has been going for a long time, and I wonder about its current status, and if the State Patrol is still involved? Answer:  There is a lot of information about Legionville School Patrol Training Camp.  The Camp is...Read More
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As Minnesota legislators conclude their business in the next few weeks, here are four things I hope they do to help improve public schools. Some don’t cost any additional tax dollars. Some require a relatively modest investment in youngsters, schools and educators 1. Make it easier and clearer for...Read More
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This is a short note to commend and thank our local police and sheriffs departments, the EMT’s , hospice and ambulance services, neighbors and friends for being so kind and respectful. Don had serious health issues over the past 5 1/2 years and you were always there when we needed assistance. Our ...Read More
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Foster families play a critical and heroic role by providing support to children’s families while children are in foster care and after they return home. May is Child Foster Care Awareness Month. In Minnesota, we want to keep families together. Mille Lacs County Community and Veterans Services cur...Read More
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“This collaboration is a win-win-win for students,” according to Katie Halcrow, director of community-based learning at Inver Hills Community College in Inver Grove Heights. She’s referring to the college’s collaboration with area middle schools, including schools in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage,...Read More
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