Opinion

A few months ago, a woman who lived on the 26th floor of a Seattle apartment building looked out her window. Staring back at her was a drone aircraft with a camera attached. Not surprisingly, she called the police. It turned out that the drone was owned by an aviation company that had been hired [...]

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By AMY SCHOENROCK Guest Columnist Have you seen the Box Tops logo on your cereal box and thought about cutting it out? Have you wondered why you might save the small Labels for Learning slip you get with your Coborn’s receipt? Want to help out education programs at your local school without spending a dime? [...]

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Standardized test scores for Minnesota schools, including this area, were generally flat in the results released last week. We continue to believe that school bashing, however, is extremely unhelpful. As a society and as a state, we cannot afford to point fingers and leave it at that; we need to figure out what we can [...]

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To the Editor: Swanville Schools would like to thank the many people that stayed and helped out with our flood situation Wednesday, Sept. 3. It was quite a way to start the school year. — Sheryl Johnson, principal and network administrator, Swanville

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To the Editor: On Oct. 2, 2009, my sister was killed in a sudden fatal car crash. On Oct. 28, her students decided to plan a fundraiser to create a lifelong endowment fund in her honor. They went to the VFW and talked to Chris, who told them to contact Greg Zylka for help. When [...]

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To the Editor: I’ve spent a lot of time at the fairs and doorknocking. Here’s what I learned, and heard. People like it that this past DFL legislature put more money into K-12 education. “Kids need a good education to succeed in life.” People like it that this past DFL legislature put state money into [...]

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To the Editor: Al Doty is full of it; he is full of solutions. His opponent Ron Kresha is full of it also; full of excuses. Ron has to be full of excuses, because he did nothing as a representative for our District 9B. Why would we want to send someone to St. Paul to [...]

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To the Editor: As I sat at the restitution hearing for Byron Smith on Aug. 26, I am wondering why in the world did a jury not hear all the facts that led up to the shootings on Thanksgiving 2012. Cody Kasper admitted to involvement in three burglaries. He testified that Nick Brady was involved [...]

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To the Editor: In the last biennium, an $89 million Senate Office Building with luxury offices for each senator was tucked away in the tax bill. This building is not a historic renovation; this building will not educate students; this building will not provide employment services; this building will not produce any improvements to our [...]

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