Opinion

Marty Seifert is the most traveled of the Republican candidates for governor, having visited all 87 Minnesota counties in the run-up to the Aug. 12 primary election. The former southwestern Minnesota farm kid has also covered a lot of ground in his professional and political careers, from teaching high school history and government to serving [...]

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A comparison of the DFL, Republican parties   To the editor:   As we move closer to November and the election, we hear more and more outlandish claims especially from those attacking our governor and the DFL controlled legislature. It is unfortunate that many of these claims do not have anything to do with the [...]

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Attend Relay For Life to help ‘Finish The Fight’   To the editor:   Do you Relay? If not, then you should! Relay For Life of Waconia is an event sponsored by the American Cancer Society. People (like you and me) raise money to help people with cancer. I got involved with Relay because all [...]

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If one could wave a magic wand and reduce the number of tobacco smokers by more than 10 percent, the percentage of adult alcoholics by 12 percent, the percentage of those suffering from chronic depression by more than half, most people would do so. Although no magic wand exists, finally society is getting a grip [...]

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Rogers High School student Reid Sagehorn’s hasty two-word tweet online in January and its consequences have drawn national and even international attention from major news media. In response to a question about making out with a Rogers High School physical education teacher, Sagehorn responded, “actually yes.” A parent notified Rogers school authorities of Sagehorn’s tweet, [...]

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Nash would bring proven track record to St. Paul   To the editor:   I’ve lived in Waconia since 1999, which makes me a relative newcomer compared to many who have made Waconia their life-long home. I love this active and engaged community and what it has to offer. We have a wonderful downtown, expanding [...]

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