Opinion

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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By Don Heinzman Remember when WCCO Radio featured a spoof on “Minnesota Hospital” and boasted Minnesota was “a good state to get sick in”? Well, it turns out that by most measures, Minnesota is a good state to stay well in. According to a study by United Health Foundation, Minnesota ranks third by many measures. [...]

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Last November, 35 candidates ran for mayor Minneapolis under a ranked-choice voting system. It took 33 rounds of vote counting before a winner was declared. One would think with 35 candidates in the race, it could get nasty, with many candidates going negative against the perceived front-runners. That never happened, and ranked-choice voting is widely [...]

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