Opinion

Local field trips for students are common, but not so much for teachers. But a Minnesota school recently took its teachers around neighborhoods they serve to help them understand more about their students and families. The ultimate goal is more student success. Many of the students at Academia Cesar Chavez, or their parents, come from [...]

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To the editor: A “thank you” to the Wright County Commissioners is in order for their approving the drafting of a resolution (which in turn, needs another Board vote to be enacted) that allows Corinna Township to assume full authority for shoreland planning and zoning in the township. Corinna Township has clearly met all state [...]

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To the editor: More than 20 years ago, our family bought on the open market a health insurance policy that we decided met our health care needs, lifestyle, finances, provided an acceptable amount of risk, and satisfied many other factors. Over the years, as our situation changed, we modified that policy as we saw fit. [...]

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Nov. 22, 1963, for those alive at the time, is one of those dates seared in the memory – just as Dec. 7, 1941, was for the previous generation and Sept. 11, 2001, is for a generation that would follow. Recollections of those days are vivid – people remember clearly where they were when they [...]

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Financing the education of Minnesota’s kindergarten through grade 12 students takes nearly half of the state’s annual budget and by constitutional provision the funds must support a “uniform system” of public schools so that each student receives an “adequate” education. We believe more needs to be done to both insure that funding is adequate to [...]

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