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The Minnesota Safe and Secure Schools Act has been passed by the Legislature, signed by Gov. Mark Dayton and is now state law. The act establishes structure and detailed definition of bullying behavior. “Bullying” means “intimidating, threatening, abusive, or harming conduct that is objectively offensive. …” The act is specific in detail and defines the context [...]

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As April opened with wind-driven snow and temperatures that still featured wind-chill readings, Minnesotans longingly looked from their windows, waiting for the day when ice-covered lakes would open and fresh-water fishing could resume. It’s a way of life and in Minnesota sport fishing is a $2.8 billion industry of vital importance to the state’s economy [...]

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Good health is the most basic human need and essential to success and prosperity. The idea that health care should be available to everyone at an affordable price seems easy to support. But achieving that has become a divisive issue in this country with the introduction of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Before it went [...]

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It’s time to settle the contract dispute involving the Minnesota Orchestra Association Board of Directors and its professional musicians. This gridlock has gone on for more than a year and there’s no end in sight. Thousands of classical music lovers from all over the region will not hear the holiday performances of this world-renowned symphony [...]

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Financing the education of Minnesota’s kindergarten through grade 12 students takes nearly half of the state’s annual budget. By constitutional provision, the funds must support a “uniform system” of public schools so that each student receives an “adequate” education. We believe more needs to be done to both insure that funding is adequate to accomplish [...]

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