Opinion

State shows which districts, charters will receive more dollars per pupil for 2014-15 school year Even if they have a slight decline in the number of students served, most Minnesota districts and charter schools will be receiving more money per pupil in the coming school year. That’s one of the key lessons learned in talking [...]

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I recently had the chance to talk with Bloomington native Kent Hrbek about the upcoming Major League Baseball All-Star Game, which was Tuesday, July 15, at Target Field. Hrbek, former All-Star first baseman for the Minnesota Twins, said he has mixed feelings about the game. He, naturally, was looking forward to seeing his “buddies” he [...]

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If one could wave a magic wand and reduce the number of tobacco smokers by more than 10 percent, the percentage of adult alcoholics by 12 percent, the percentage of those suffering from chronic depression by more than half, most people would do so. Although no magic wand exists, finally society is getting a grip [...]

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    My wife, Marlene, and I weren’t on a mission trip when we visited Guatemala June 18-26, though we brought two suitcases with items Marlene packed for an elementary school. It is in the town of San Pedro La Laguna, where our daughter, Bailey, has been enrolled in a Spanish immersion school this summer, [...]

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I am writing this letter on behave of the Princeton Pantry. As most of you know, the Pantry serves the families in need of groceries that live in the Princeton school district. We are able to help these families because of donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations. We also receive grants from organizations such as [...]

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Last November, 35 candidates ran for mayor Minneapolis under a ranked-choice voting system. It took 33 rounds of vote counting before a winner was declared. One would think with 35 candidates in the race, it could get nasty, with many candidates going negative against the perceived front-runners. That never happened, and ranked-choice voting is widely [...]

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As many in the community know, I have been very involved in trap shooting since five of us built the old Rum River Gun Club in 1966. I am pleased to see the interest in the new high school trap-shooting team and the excellent coverage of this sport given to them by the Union-Eagle. Many [...]

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