Opinion

“I think it is vitally important to have the ‘Getting Prepared Report’ updated in 2014, given the push we did this legislative session to advance early college opportunities for all secondary students.” That’s what Rep. Carlos Mariani, DFL-St. Paul and chair of the Minnesota House K-12 Education Policy Committee, told me this week. State law [...]

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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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