Opinion

The report of Minnesota school students from low-income families being denied a hot school lunch raises a major question as to who is responsible for feeding hungry students in school. Clearly, the will of the people is that no student should go through the school day hungry. Most agree it is the responsibility of parents [...]

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Greetings, Monticello. Each month there will be a board member participating in writing this article to keep you posted on what is going on in Monticello through its Chamber of Commerce. Here is a little update on what has been going with the Monticello Chamber of Commerce:  In 2013, we had a whirlwind of a [...]

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Minnesota newspapers and their websites are valued for their readership and advertising results, according to a survey hot off the press. Results of a survey conducted by Scarborough researchers for the Minnesota Newspaper Association show that in almost every category of news and buying decisions, newspapers and their websites are the first choice for information. [...]

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To the editor: I know where the deer went. I chaired a meeting Tuesday, Dec. 17, where we ran down the process that led to our current deer woes in Central and East Central Minnesota. Thirty hunters in a 166-mile radius of St Francis met just after dusk, and we started the night with a [...]

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“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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