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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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From stunning to sad, a 12-day trip to Japan has produced an array of emotions. The cherry blossoms are more beautiful and more numerous than I can describe. The people are extremely friendly. But none of the things I’ve done matched the power, or the mixture of emotions, of visiting Hiroshima’s Peace Park and the [...]

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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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“Simple Choices” is one of the wisest, most humble and helpful books for parents that I’ve read in a long time. It’s written by Lisa Graham Keegan, a nationally recognized educator and political leader who has had to deal with her father’s desertion of the family, discovery that she is carrying a genetic disorder and [...]

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“He is risen!” Response: “He is risen indeed!” What appropriate greetings on Easter, or better called Resurrection Day, morning. Back about 2,000 years ago, before Christianity existed, Jesus’ disciples were puzzled and fearful. They had thought Jesus – the Messiah – whom they had followed, would very soon deliver them from Roman domination. However, he [...]

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We want to thank the excellent Family Physicians and their colleagues in Princeton who have graciously and effectively served as teachers for medical students from the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth campus over the past year. Dr. Peter Jensen has been the primary mentor for Kendall Nicholas over the past two years.  During this [...]

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We want to thank the excellent Family Physicians and their colleagues in Princeton who have graciously and effectively served as teachers for medical students from the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth campus over the past year.  Dr. Peter Jensen has been the primary mentor for Kendall Nicholas over the past two years.  During this [...]

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