staff columnist

Why are Jamie LaLonde, Natasha Fleischman and Dale Wakasugi supporting a bill that would require Minnesota’s public schools to teach cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)? For the best possible reasons: It saved their lives. Both Minnesota House and Senate are considering bills that would require all Minnesota public schools to teach CPR to students grades 7-12. Chief [...]

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December 12 was like any other day for Jeff Alley of Princeton. He put in a hard day’s work driving a truck as he hauled timber from a harvesting area to a paper mill in Two Harbors. After Alley’s last delivery of the day, he got in his pickup and drove into the woods to [...]

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Both national and local talent is being used to help Minnesota students gain the benefits of video. That’s good news for students and a compliment to teachers who continue seeking new ways to help students learn more. Julie Cook, a Milaca math teacher, is, according to principal Troy Anderson, “doing the flipped method of teaching [...]

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I’ve long believed that anyone who eats in restaurants should be required to work in one. The restaurant industry — and the world, for that matter — would be a better place if everyone perusing a menu knew what it means and how it feels to be “triple sat” while “in the weeds” just after [...]

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