Opinion

It’s April – time to celebrate service! This year National Volunteer Week is April 6-12. All over the United States and Canada, this special week is set aside to recognize those who engage in their communities as volunteers in a myriad of ways, and to encourage others to do so. It’s about demonstrating that, by [...]

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A terrific new movie describes Cesar Chavez, a remarkable American whose influence continues to help Americans – and Minnesotans. Having seen the movie, talked with people who knew Chavez and had a tiny role in his work, I strongly recommend the picture. The movie “Cesar Chavez” was released March 28 and is rated PG-13. Here’s [...]

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As April opened with wind-driven snow and temperatures that still featured wind-chill readings, Minnesotans longingly looked from their windows waiting for the day when ice-covered lakes would open and fresh-water fishing could resume. It’s a way of life and in Minnesota sport fishing is a $2.8 billion industry of vital importance to the state’s economy [...]

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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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