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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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Fans of the Minnesota Twins woke up Thursday morning with their team’s record better than 20 of the 30 teams in the major leagues. Sitting at 15-13 after a 13-0 shellacking of Oakland at beautiful Target Field, the Twins have gone on a 14-7 run (.667 percentage) since a 1-6 start. And, wonder ...Read More
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The time has come when penalties for convicted distracted drivers in Minnesota should be more severe and comparable to motorists convicted of drunken driving. In Minnesota distracted driving is defined as drivers engaged in any activity that might distract from the primary task of driving. Legislato...Read More
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Disappointed with school financial problems I was extremely disappointed to learn that our school district had the financial problems that the public is now being told about. I was very surprised to learn that it is now apparently too late to voice an opinion as to how the deficit could be addressed...Read More
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The state of Minnesota has a $1.9 billion budget surplus, but the current education funding proposals at the Capitol fall short of what’s needed in the Princeton and other schools across Greater Minnesota. It is not too late for our local legislators to right the budget, and make the right decisio...Read More
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There were times back in the ’40s and ’50s when the noise from our seven-kid family as we drove down a narrow two-lane road was overwhelming. “Try to hold it down to a loud roar,” were the words of our father as he tried to concentrate on driving while we talked and sang and played [...Read More
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Violence is both insidious and deadly in our society. Some of us live with it, even daily. For others it glares though headlines. Or it blindsides us when we are least expecting. We think that violence – how it happens, how it affects us and how we can stop it – deserves a closer look. [...]...Read More
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