Opinion
As a former Princeton resident, it was with great delight that I read about Jim Oliver being designated  Volunteer of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce.  I cannot think of anyone more deserving of that honor.  Jim was a wonderful mailman for us for many years and I can think of few people who [...Read More
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During this past year, I’ve written columns that featured special people who bettered other people’s lives. So here are my nominees of the special people I wrote about. I enjoyed telling the story of ‘Hero’ the golden Labrador, one of two in the country that comforts elementary school childr...Read More
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Our District is good.  We have incredibly talented teachers, administrators, and support staff.  They do great work.  And why not be the BEST?  We are T-H-I-S close. Do you know how hard it is to disrupt the status quo?  When organizations go from good to great, that is what has to happen.  An...Read More
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  Too many Christians ask secondary questions. “Do you believe in the Resurrection?” “Do you believe in the virgin birth?” “Do you believe in heaven and hell?” The list is long. “The devil?” Surprisingly, a yes or no often satisfies such people, as though meaningful information ...Read More
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  Seven Minnesota education stories strike me as especially encouraging in looking back on 2014. This isn’t to suggest everything is perfect. But we should give students, families, school faculty, Gov. Mark Dayton and state legislators credit for some important steps. First, in a terrific Sen...Read More
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  Wayzata taxpayers have been getting gifts from an unlikely group of givers who have the Christmas spirit all year long. Volunteers from the community have been giving their time since 2009 when the City Council had to cut a few positions to balance the budget. Back then Mayor Ken Wilson sugge...Read More
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  ‘Tis the season to be jolly! Our students continue to amaze me, wherever I see them — in classrooms, in activities, in music events, and in our community. We are fortunate to have students who represent our community so well. One example that I just heard was one of our middle school stud...Read More
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  A question for the holidays. “If Jesus was born a Jew and bore a Jewish name, if he was raised as a Jew and learned Jewish Scriptures, if he dressed like a Jew and ate as a Jew, and if he attended synagogue, and spoke aramaic, and if on his last night on earth [...]...Read More
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