Opinion

Thank you to the Rum River Foundation for their recent contribution to Milaca Community Education! They have given us and so many other organizations in our area the opportunity to do great things in the community. Nikki Hartung Youth & Adult Programming Coordinator Milaca Community Education

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The Central Minnesota Council, Boy Scouts of America is pleased to receive $1,268 from the Central Mille Lacs United Way for the 2014 Scouting program year. Funds from United Way are used to support Scout members and adult volunteer leaders from Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout Troops in Mille Lacs county. It is estimated [...]

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Headline: After years of debate and many lessons learned, it appears the path of the proposed 16-mile long Southwest Light Rail Transit has finally been decided. By a 14-2 vote, the Metro Council has approved the final route and the shallow tunnel option in Minneapolis. It is an option that this editorial board strongly supports. [...]

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Remarkably, as Minnesota families rightly are concerned about college costs, Minnesota legislators are debating whether to allow colleges and universities to inform families that they can save dollars by having high school students take courses on postsecondary campuses.  The Minnesota House and Senate have taken different approaches, which they now need to reconcile. Some Minnesota [...]

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The Minnesota Safe and Secure Schools Act has been passed by the Legislature, signed by Gov. Mark Dayton and is now state law. The act establishes structure and detailed definition of bullying behavior. “Bullying” means “intimidating, threatening, abusive, or harming conduct that is objectively offensive. . .” The act is specific in detail and defines [...]

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One of the toughest decisions for a school superintendent is to close the schools because of the weather. For years, the superintendent checked with their transportation director to see if the buses could operate and with the weather bureau on snowy mornings and made the decision. They called those days off “snow days.” Rarely did [...]

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The Minnesota Safe and Secure Schools Act has been passed by the Legislature, signed by Gov. Mark Dayton and is now state law. The act establishes structure and detailed definition of bullying behavior. “Bullying” means “intimidating, threatening, abusive, or harming conduct that is objectively offensive. . .” The act is specific in detail and defines [...]

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