Opinion

While reading a book this evening, a barely visible insect scooted across the page. It gave me pause. The greatest miracle in the Universe, the mystery of life that energized the dinosaurs and exists yet in the great whales, the elephant, all animals, and we humans, also fully inhabits that minuscule creature. That makes it [...]

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This month I’m bringing you up-to-date related to our upcoming bond referendum on May 20, 2014. As you remember from previous news, we had many community members involved in Criteria Committee meetings and the Options Committee, as they reviewed our district’s facilities. The process led us to our current bond referendum package. These committees were [...]

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  Six high school students spoke out last week, and legislators listened. As college costs rise, families are looking for ways to help youngsters be better prepared and earn college credits while still in high school. Richfield High School students Sam Petrov, Beisite Wang, Henry Hoang, Wendy Hughes, Michelle Nguyen and Cherish Kovach – most [...]

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By Sen. Matt Schmit  (D-Red Wing) “Wait until next year” has been a common refrain at the State Capitol in recent years. It drove a lost decade of deferred maintenance and underinvestment. It spawned short-term budgeting that turned us into short-term thinkers. When it comes to rural broadband access, though, waiting only puts us further [...]

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Minnesota’s state one-act play competition generally doesn’t get the attention that some sports receive. But having watched plays, and been in a few, I’d say that drama is one of the most valuable things a youngster can do. So congratulations to the high schools of Eastview of Apple Valley, Eagan, Irondale in New Brighton and [...]

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Good health is the most basic human need and essential to success and prosperity. The idea that health care should be available to everyone at an affordable price seems easy to support. But achieving that has become a divisive issue in this country, with the introduction of the Affordable Care Act. Before it went into [...]

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