Opinion

Youngsters like Kerrie Maleski, Kayley Schoonmaker, Matt Rubel and Will Tully are part of a major trend in Minnesota. They are among the growing number of students in Minnesota’s two-year community colleges. They’ve also been elected as leaders of the Minnesota State College Student Association. National research says cost and preparation for good jobs is [...]

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Writer says it’s time to invest in district’s future   To the editor:   Let me start by stating that my opinion is biased. I have children in Waconia Public Schools. That said, I don’t believe in settling. I’ve seen documentaries that detailed the truly sad state in some public schools. If my children were [...]

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National Night Out is a success in St. Bonifacius   To the editor:   As a longtime citizen of St. Bonifacius, I’d like to commend all the organizations and businesses of St. Bonifacius that came together to organize a fantastic event at Missile Park for National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 5. It was wonderful to [...]

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Imagine this: Your 15-year-old son becomes seriously ill. Is it cancer or some other life-threatening disease? You whisk him off to the emergency room. Within days, you have updates on Facebook. “Billy is doing much better.” “The medicine is working!” “He’s going to be OK.” Many of us have experienced that scenario in our lives. [...]

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Alia Jackson and Pierre Fulford are just two of the millions of youngsters who have gained from charter public schools. On July 29, they joined with former Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Howard Fuller and almost 200 Minnesota parents and educators to discuss what is working well and what needs to be improved with Minnesota’s [...]

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