Don Heinzman
Some experts are calling the increase in the use of the drug heroin an epidemic, and are urging community leaders, parents and schools to act on this problem. Last year in Hennepin and Ramsey counties alone, 120 people died after using heroin and other opiates. In Mille Lacs County, four persons hav...Read More
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There is an urgent message about the need to have established policies and strategies in place to confront bullying in schools, governed by a state policy that is considered the weakest and shortest in the country. A Minnesota Governor’s Task Force on bullying reported that more than half of middl...Read More
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In most legislative sessions, some senator or legislator is critical of the Metropolitan Council and wants to see some changes. The Metro Council is an appointed body that operates the bus, light rail and commuter rail systems, collects and cleans wastewater, is the regional housing and redevelopmen...Read More
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How teachers with tenure should be evaluated and laid off in a school system are hot topics at the Minnesota Legislature. Republicans, who are in the majority in both houses, seem to favor a measure that would use test scores and teacher effectiveness along with seniority in terminating teachers. No...Read More
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