Opinion

A few days ago we told you about a bill regarding public access to critical data that was waiting for the governor’s signature. Senate File 1770 had already received unanimous support in the House and the Senate. Known as the Timberjay bill, it would require that all government contracts with private business be subject to [...]

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  A BIG thank you to you for voting to proceed with our construction projects! I knew that we had a supportive community, and now I know how supportive and generous our community is as well. Please know that we will be good stewards of the dollars that you have invested in our district facilities. [...]

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Fortunately legislators mostly listened to community leaders and students like Sam Petrov, Cherish Kovach, Kelly Charpentier-Berg and Aaliyah Hodge as they considered Minnesota’s pioneering Postsecondary Enrollment Options law. After months of debate, and on a bipartisan basis, legislators agreed with students and many community and business groups that families and students need more, and more [...]

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Once you read this story, you’ll never shake a little baby violently. Tami Revering, of Coon Rapids, is paying the price for shaking the 4-month-old son of her best friend in an uncontrollable moment three years ago, she told ABC Newspapers staff writer Olivia Koester. What’s more, Revering is willing to share her story of [...]

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The filing period for federal, state and local elections opened on Tuesday. That makes it a good time to review the ECM Publishers, Inc. policies for writing letters to the editor during the 2014 election season. These policies will be strictly enforced in the Princeton Union-Eagle and Mille Lacs County Times. There is no opportunity [...]

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By Keith Anderson, director of news, ECM Publishers, Inc. Ever wonder about the financial details of a government contract with a private business? You know, the details that force you to foot the bill for the project as a taxpayer? And what about the trickle down factor when the main contractor hires sub-contractors for major [...]

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