Opinion

Drivers, please take care and remember safety   To the editor:   Earlier this evening (July 30), we witnessed two girls on bikes barely, narrowly, escape being hit by a car that sped past a stopped car while the two girls were in the crosswalk. We were stopped on Scott Lane, waiting to turn unto [...]

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By Joe Nathan A teacher’s recent email note to me asking for information about cyberbullying triggered powerful, unhappy memories. Her inquiry led me into the fascinating world of “cyberbulling.” The more I learned, the more convinced I became that this definitely is something families should discuss with youngsters this summer, if they haven’t already. My [...]

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By Kellie Sites As the Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau, we are keenly aware of all kinds of business being done in Waconia. So many of you have talked to me about A Taste of Minnesota, asking questions like “will we get it again?”, “how many people were here?”, “why did they choose Waconia?”, [...]

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Writers prefer Frey over another ‘career politican’ To the editor: My wife and I have lived in Carver County our entire lives and in that time frame we have witnessed an abundance of “careers made through politics,” a phrase that is used in the political world describing career politicians. With the primary fast approaching, how [...]

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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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