Opinion
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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Now is the time to reform our aging care system to ensure current and future seniors get the care they need – and our lawmakers must do just that this legislative session. Proposed reform would ensure payments cover the cost of care, while rewarding quality, efficiency and innovation. Proposal...Read More
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Several years ago, when I served in the Minnesota House of Representatives, I helped launch a proven reading intervention program called the Minnesota Reading Corp for children age 3 to grade 3 who are identified as not ready to read.  These are the years when the foundation for reading and lifelon...Read More
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It seems that there are many rumors swirling around our community, and I thought that I would take the opportunity to answer some of them in a frequently asked questions format: 1. How can we afford the new construction if we are having to do budget adjustments? The construction is connected to our ...Read More
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A month ago, as part of the ECM Editorial Board, I got to sit in on interviews with Gov. Mark Dayton, Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk (DFL) and DFL minority leader in the House Rep. Paul Thissen, and Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt (Republican) and Republican minority leader in the Senate Sen.David ...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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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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