Opinion
New ideas, attitudes and opportunities are coming for Minnesota students. That was a central theme at the Feb. 6 “Pathways to Postsecondary” conference, cosponsored by the Minnesota Department of Education and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. If things work out as state official...Read More
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At the White House Conference on Countering Violent Extremism this week, President Obama said, “The U.S. is not at war with Islam.” However, the question remains, “Is Islam at war with the United States?” In advance of the conference, the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Minnesota (C...Read More
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By Nancy Henderson, Guest Columnist The public schools in Minnesota deserve support from “all” members of our community. Without a good school system Little Falls and Randall would not attract new businesses or new families that make those businesses thrive. Without a good public school system,...Read More
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To the Editor: The Pierz Knights of Columbus would like to thank Dave Rocheleau, all the basketball coaches and brother Knights that helped in any way for this year’s free throw contest. Also we want to thank all of the participants who showed good sportsmanship and courtesy. — Dennis Welle, St....Read More
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To the Editor: We live in a fear-based society, created by media distortions and government secrecy at all levels. Our nation is plagued with out-of-control military spending, military veteran neglect, unchecked police brutality, the Disposition Matrix (presidentially authorized illegal drone assass...Read More
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To the Editor: A Feb. 8 letter states: “If you are ‘pro-life’ I hope your activism goes beyond the lives of the unborn.” I have been active with pro-life groups since 1980. It is with pride that I can say pro-lifers are very involved in social issues, fostering dignity and respect for all hu...Read More
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The University of Minnesota needs the state’s millionaires to step forward, as well as all of the Gopher athletic team’s long-suffering fans. Two weeks ago, I heard the University’s Athletics Director Norwood Teague talk about how he is trying to change the culture at the Bierman Building, and...Read More
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Governor Mark Dayton blessed two dozen state department heads with $800,000 in pay raises last month, the upshot of which will be that it will be awkwardly difficult going forward for liberal Democrats to make the case against income inequality. Previously, this argument had been a DFL cornerstone o...Read More
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By Judge Michelle W. Lawson, Guest Columnist There were 9,929 adults in prison in the state of Minnesota as of July 1, 2014, according to the Adult Inmate Profile published by the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Even more adults than that were incarcerated in county jails. Probation serves as ...Read More
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