Opinion

Writer asks citizens to get informed about policies To the editor: I want to share with you a few things I’ve learned about city policy the past few months. The city of Waconia has no regard or respect for the property owners of the city of Waconia. The city only views property owners as a [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

Small changes can make a big difference to our personal health, and the health of our families and communities. In many cases in the past, the focus on health didn’t begin until a health problem was detected. It’s time to begin thinking about lifelong health, which aims to prevent disease and other problems, before they [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

By Madeline Seveland, Carver County Water Management Healthy lawns soak up rain and can prevent stormwater runoff, thus keeping polluted water out of our lakes and rivers. As we look to the warm weather and season of yard care, here are some tips for establishing healthy lawns and using fertilizers and herbicides. Proper application of [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

You may not know or care much about public notices, but you should. They are the legally required notices in newspapers and websites that identify government budget proposals, financial statements, minutes of meetings of the governing body, new ordinances and public hearing notices, some of which may result in a tax assessment to the befitting [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

Bullying in schools is real and it needs to be addressed. There’s a bill in the Legislature that would define bullying and prescribe how school administrators should respond to a bullying complaint. Critics say the state should get out of solving bullying problems, while proponents say the present 37-word bill doesn’t go far enough in [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

By Joe Nathan Minnesota Department of Education’s School Finance Award will never compete with “March Madness” for public attention. But MDE has recently given 69 percent of Minnesota’s traditional districts and 80 percent of Minnesota charter public schools an award that measures solid accomplishment and merits public praise. In the southern and western metro area, [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon
up arrow
up arrow