Don Heinzman

Now that the high school football season is over, it’s clear that the numbers who played are down, partly because of concern over concussions. While concussions may have always been a part of football, fear of long-term effects to youngsters suffering concussions has cut down on the number out for the sport. At Bloomington Jefferson [...]

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 Riders and taxpayers should not be misled by the news that the Northstar Commuter Rail line is declining slightly in ridership.  While ridership the first 10 months has declined by 2.2 percent (13,215), the good news is that the operating fund has been under budget for all three years the train has been rolling down [...]

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Now that the election is over, look for some winners to have some pet projects. One place to watch is the city of Coon Rapids, where the council is considering how many domestic animals a household can have. Right now, the limit is one dog and one cat. If a resident wants to keep more [...]

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            No matter what your position on the wars, we honor the warriors this Veterans Week.             Gone are the days, thank goodness, when warriors who returned from the Vietnam War were greeted shamefully.             Now, communities across the state are organizing Beyond the Yellow Ribbon units, designed to organize their resources and to [...]

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For years, I’ve encouraged local chambers of commerce to take stands on local political issues. Yes, even endorse candidates. Local policy-making boards look to their chambers as representing the voice and concerns of business – like the local sign ordinance, zoning issues and school board tax levies. I believe chambers should endorse good candidates to [...]

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For years I’ve encouraged local chambers of commerce to take stands on local political issues. Yes, even endorse candidates. Local policy-making boards look to their chambers as representing the voice and concerns of business – like the local sign ordinance, zoning issues and school board tax levies. I believe chambers should endorse good candidates to [...]

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