Opinion

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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Frey would be dedicated to limited government   To the editor:   Is history repeating itself? Try modernizing Thomas Paine’s Common Sense. “I have heard it asserted by some, that as America has flourished under her former connection with Great Britain dependence on the government … Nothing can be more fallacious than this kind of [...]

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By Joe Nathan “Keep their minds and bodies engaged in wonder during the summer months when they are not attending school.” That’s what Julie Olson, director of elementary education for the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools recommended last week. She was one of 39 education leaders who responded to my request for suggestions about what parents [...]

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By Madeline Seveland, Carver County Water Management Of the many problems facing our waters, two of them have a common solution. The first problem is lake and river pollution caused by stormwater runoff. Stormwater runoff is rain (or snow) that has fallen on driveways, streets, parking lots, and roofs, and runs across these hard surfaces, [...]

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Frey would keep the government accountable   To the editor:   What is our role in government? I take it as a high privilege to be involved in local politics in the Republican Party. It is not hard to find people who are ready to provide their ideas for the future of Minnesota, without regard [...]

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Nash provides understanding, leadership How do you measure a candidate? A candidate for political office should possess at least two qualities. First, the individual must have a set of solid well based core beliefs that transmit themselves all the way up to a consistent and balanced public policy. Second, the candidate must have an understanding [...]

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