Opinion

By Don Heinzman Gov. Mark Dayton said April 10 that soon he will no longer need crutches and is not feeling any pain from his hip replacement. During a recent interview with the ECM Editorial Board, the governor obviously also wasn’t feeling any political pain. Most of the major bills – the tax bill, increase [...]

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By Jim Gilbert As lake ice melts we are seeing animals coming out of hibernation. Leopard frogs began leaving Lake Waconia on April 12 when there was a ring of open water around the lake. A snapping turtle emerged at Kelzer Pond in Victoria on April 7, and a painted turtle was seen sunning there [...]

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The Minnesota Safe and Secure Schools Act has been passed by the Legislature, signed by Gov. Mark Dayton and is now state law. The act establishes structure and detailed definition of bullying behavior. “Bullying” means “intimidating, threatening, abusive, or harming conduct that is objectively offensive … .” The act is specific in detail and defines [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago- April 22, 2004 The first spring storm of the season ripped through the area this past Sunday causing little damage, but sending some folks to the ‘junk drawer’ searching for matches and candles. The biggest complaint was power outages. Some neighborhoods in Waconia were without power for four hours. [...]

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Dear Property Owners of Waconia: During the past few weeks, you may have read or heard about the City’s Street Reconstruction project for 2014. On April 7, the Council awarded a contract for the planned work to commence later this spring/summer. We wanted to give you some background about how these projects are both selected [...]

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By Joe Nathan “Simple Choices” is one of the wisest, most humble and helpful books for parents that I’ve read in a long time. It’s written by Lisa Graham Keegan, a nationally recognized educator and political leader who has had to deal with her father’s desertion of the family, discovery that she is carrying a [...]

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