Opinion

  Do you know how Almighty God worked on behalf of the Pilgrims when they arrived in America? It’s a big “Wow!” In searching the land, they found an abandoned cache of buried corn. They found rich, fertile soil, 20 acres of cleared land, and four spring-fed creeks nearby; it was the sweetest water they’d […]

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  On Nov. 11, as the majority of Princeton and the surrounding community was digging out from the first snow of the year, over 15 veterans were being honored at the North Elementary. We had veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, the Cold War, Iraq and Afghanistan. The school staff was dealing […]

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  Here’s some good news, looking ahead to the 2015 Minnesota Legislature’s discussions about improving public schools. Two leading Minnesota Senate Democrats described several of their priorities as similar to those described last week by leading House Republicans. While this doesn’t ensure agreement, it’s encouraging that these leaders share some similar priorities. They include a […]

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  The Minnesota State High School League does a survey of high school students, and the results are very interesting. The survey is all about listening to students, and it is done every five years. Some of the questions are the same from year to year, and some are changed. Approximately 10 percent of the […]

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  Some question why newspaper editorial boards bother to endorse candidates for office. In other words, why should newspaper editors tell their readers whom they should vote for? After listening to the wave of candidate advertising that distorts and sometimes lies about a candidate, I am more convinced than ever that newspapers should endorse candidates. […]

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Regional airport managers in the Twin Cities area are concerned because there aren’t enough young men and women flying private and commercial airplanes to replace the retiring pilots. There also is a growing shortage of trained people to fill the aeronautical jobs of the future. One way to grow individuals’ interests in aviation and space […]

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“These teachers have dedicated their lives to serving students and been recognized for outstanding work. As we examine how to improve public policy, it’s important to hear from some of the best of the best. We need to learn from their success.” That’s how state Sen. Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, explained a recent hearing he convened […]

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