Opinion
Many things impressed me as I marched with thousands of others in St. Paul on Jan 19, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but what pleased me most were the hundreds of participating families. Parents from cities and suburbs brought their youngsters – some appearing as young as 6 or 7. The parents were...Read More
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By Jack Edmonds I would like to weigh in on the bump-outs that are being proposed for Rum River Drive in the downtown area. I am opposed to this proposal and I will lay out my reasons for my opposition and offer up options that will address the concerns of those who are in support [...]...Read More
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Answer:  I agree that there are too many drivers that are distracted while driving. We are doing our best to enforce the laws and reduce the number of crashes on our roadways. Minnesota does have a law making it illegal for drivers to read/compose/send text messages and emails, or access the intern...Read More
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The economy is improving. Employment is growing. In the month of October, Minnesota gained an additional 9,500 jobs. More importantly, Minnesota has regained all of the jobs lost during the Great Recession, plus 66,100 above our all-time peak (according to DEED, Luke Greiner). What does this mean to...Read More
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Don’t look for Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to be on the cover of Time magazine anytime soon, but it’s obvious that from an economic standpoint, Minnesota is a state that works. As you might recall, years ago, Gov. Wendell Anderson was pictured on the cover of Time magazine holding up a fish to il...Read More
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We would like to respond to Rep. Erickson’s views on education that were printed in the Jan. 8 Union-Eagle. When Rep. Erickson advocates for allowing substitute teachers to cross state lines into Minnesota, she is opening the door for less qualified teachers in the classroom. Minnesota’s compreh...Read More
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