Opinion
We have known for a long time the parent engagement in schools is critical. Parents are key for academic success as well as success in life. Today I am writing about how important it is to expand that success further, into the community. How can we link schools and communities? Princeton Public Scho...Read More
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This year National Volunteer Week is April 12-18. The Points of Light Foundation, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, wrote that this week “is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. (The week) ...Read More
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The Sherburne County Attorney’s Office and Victim Services provides help to victims of crime. The folks that we work with are not defined by gender, color of their skin nor the amount of their pay check. You see, crime is indiscriminate. It can affect you and your family regardless of where you li...Read More
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Suburban and urban educators agreed at a Minnesota Senate hearing on April 7: A new, historic Minnesota bill offers greater respect for teachers and new opportunities for students and families. The bill offers “startup” grants to district teachers to create “teacher-led schools.” Officials a...Read More
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  Four metropolitan counties are hiring a lobbyist with taxpayer money to change the way the Metropolitan Council membership is selected. For years, this metropolitan area has been guided and managed by a metropolitan council with members appointed by the governor. This system has worked well i...Read More
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Many times I have been asked why I do not respond to the fabricated allegations from Baldwin Township. This time the Union-Eagle newspaper devoted one article solely to the allegations and one article repeating the allegations with my response. Here are the two email messages I sent to the chair of ...Read More
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Many thanks to our Representative Sondra Erickson and Senator David Brown for each co-authoring legislation to help Elim Care & Rehab Center – Princeton. Elim and other northern tier counties’ nursing homes recently banded together to author HF 173 and SF 90, either of which if adopted would...Read More
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