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With the new year upon us, most of us take looks back and forward, take stock of where we’ve been and where we’re going. It’s a time of hails and farewells. At the Record, we bid good-bye last week to Tina Snell, who has decided to retire, so she and her husband, John, can travel [...]...Read More
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Too many Minnesotans are spending thousands of dollars to earn a degree in fields where there are not many well-paying jobs. And we need to do a far better job of helping more students graduate with some form of higher education certificate or degree. These were two of the strongest messages of a De...Read More
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We have four special days coming up in the next eight days, one of them officially designated as such by the federal government, and three organized by the barons of commerce. The first is, of course, Thanksgiving. The day is traditionally supposed to be a day to count our blessings, but over time h...Read More
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Youngsters like Kerrie Maleski, Kayley Schoonmaker, Matt Rubel and Will Tully are part of a major trend in Minnesota. They are among the growing number of students in Minnesota’s two-year community colleges. They’ve also been elected as leaders of the Minnesota State College Student Association....Read More
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By Keith Anderson, Columnist Recently we told you about a bill regarding public access to critical data that was waiting for the governor’s signature. Senate File 1770 had already received unanimous support in the House and the Senate. Known as the Timberjay bill, it would require that all govern...Read More
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Remarkably, as Minnesota families rightly are concerned about college costs, Minnesota legislators are debating whether to allow colleges and universities to inform families that they can save dollars by having high school students take courses on postsecondary campuses. The Minnesota House and Sena...Read More
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I had a bad day recently, dealing with the mysteries that come with the end of life. They got me thinking about how I’d like to check out when the time comes. I know, that’s not anyone’s favorite topic, but I have long admired the way an uncle of mine exited. He had a heart [...]...Read More
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In the last two weeks, I had the opportunity to participate in a conference call with Gov. Mark Dayton and also to sit in on a Q-and-A session with one of the Republican candidates seeking his job, Marty Seifert. The conference call with Dayton came while he was in his car returning to the Mayo [......Read More
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A Minnesota group calling itself “Better Ed” should “know better” than to distribute misleading statistics. Perhaps even worse than the original act of distributing a postcard with inaccurate statistics is an email acknowledgement that these folks know the statistics are not accurate. Here...Read More
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People have been complaining about the weather a lot lately, most of them with icicles hanging from their nose. However, West’s Winter Misery Index (WWMI) says those complaints are out of line. Just because you can’t see the barn from the house or your auto sounds like a hog in distress doesn’...Read More
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