Opinion
Writer asks, ‘What about the Muslims?’ To the editor: It is a scary time. Videos of beheadings have surfaced online. Threats are made against our very own Mall of America. All of this has been done in the name of Islam. What are we to think of our Muslim neighbors here in Minnesota? Like you, I...Read More
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Students benefit greatly from a Waconia education To the editor: I wanted to share that I put on my refrigerator the photo of teachers Christian Gilbert and Brain Honkomp from the recent issue of Waconia Business and Community. Their shining smiles reflect the brilliant work they are doing to go abo...Read More
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By Joe Nathan Young people like Sam, Jennifer and Khalique are reflected in a recent, encouraging report from the Minnesota Department of Education. They are among the hundreds of youngsters I’ve met over the past few years who used Minnesota’s dual-credit courses (for high school and college). ...Read More
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By Don Heinzman In our communities, there is a silent, incurable disease called Alzheimer’s that gradually destroys a person’s ability to remember, learn and do simple tasks. In Minnesota, it’s estimated that 88,000 people 65 years and older have this incurable disease, according to Act on Alz...Read More
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Giuliani is right on with comments about Obama To the editor: Rudy Giuliani has been widely criticized for his assertion that Barack Obama does not love America. But the former New York Mayor got it right, and many of us could see this in Obama immediately upon his election in 2008. In fact, in a [....Read More
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By Cynthia Bauerly Minnesota Department of Revenue   Child care strains the budgets of many families in Minnesota, where the average cost of all-day care for one child is $901 a month, or $10,812 per year. These costs make Minnesota the 4th-most expensive state in the nation for child care. Go...Read More
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