Opinion
By Don Heinzman A Stillwater school superintendent is asking a big question: Why do high school girls do better in the classroom than high school boys? Tom Nelson, who has been a superintendent for 20 years, recently wrote a guest column in the Stillwater Gazette that has some parents buzzing. He as...Read More
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By Don Heinzman During this past year, I’ve written columns that featured special people who bettered other people’s lives. So here are my nominees of the special people I wrote about. I enjoyed telling the story of “Hero” the golden Labrador, one of two in the country that comforts elementa...Read More
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By Joel E. Sund “When you’re weary, feeling small, when tears are in your eyes …” so starts a great old song by Simon and Garfunkel. I’m writing this in the time vacuum that exists between Christmas and New Year’s. I must admit I am a bit weary. I’m also feeling tired (plus I’m ...Read More
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By Don Heinzman Wayzata taxpayers have been getting gifts from an unlikely group of givers who have the Christmas spirit all year long. Volunteers from the community have been giving their time since 2009 when the City Council had to cut a few positions to balance the budget. Back then Mayor Ken Wil...Read More
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Efforts demonstrate why life in Waconia is so great To the editor: This letter is meant to show appreciation to Don Moldenhauer, Kelly Wagener, and the other members of the City of Waconia staff who have been putting up the Christmas lights in City Square Park and on the streets in Waconia. It is ju...Read More
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By Madeline Seveland Carver County Water Management The Carver County Water Management Organization (CCWMO) is planning for a big year in 2015 with a list of projects that will reduce pollutants to our lakes and rivers and conserve drinking water. Many of these projects will be visible to the public...Read More
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