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ISD 181 Viewpoint: Native American education
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ISD 181 Viewpoint: Native American education
With over 180 Native American students currently enrolled in our district, it is no question that we need to continue the conversation about...
13 hours 54 min ago
February 18, 2017
ISD 181 Viewpoint: Celebrate School Board Recognition Week with us
The Minnesota School Boards Association has set Feb. 20-24, 2017, as School Board Recognition Week! This important week gives us an opportunity...
February 18, 2017 - 8:05pm
February 17, 2017
Guest Opinion: Governor's single-payer proposal is not solution to MNsure crisis
Two weekends ago, I sat dumbfounded as I read Governor Dayton's editorial in these pages. While I am new to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee, I'm certainly not new to the MNsure debate, and I've been hearing from folks whose lives have been turned upside down by MNsure...
February 17, 2017 - 10:21pm
February 12, 2017
Guest Opinion: Sessions and the voting rights nightmare
WASHINGTON—When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell silenced Elizabeth Warren last week as she was reading Coretta Scott King's 1986 letter denouncing Jeff Sessions, he jogged the memory of another Massachusetts Democrat, Rep. William Keating. "I went to bed that evening...
February 12, 2017 - 10:30pm
ISD 181 Viewpoint: Forestview planetarium open to the public
Laser shows are returning to the planetarium at Forestview Middle School! Come see the music of your favorite classic rock and vinyl, '80s pop,...
February 12, 2017 - 8:19am
February 3, 2017
Guest Opinion: Wetterlings had connections to news that mattered
There is nothing more compelling at a newspaper convention than Patty and Jerry Wetterling telling their story to 300 journalists. The Friday, Jan. 27, luncheon at the Minnesota Newspaper Association convention offered an almost surreal look at the connection between news and family...
February 3, 2017 - 7:42pm
Guest Opinion: It's Time to Give Minnesotans a More Affordable Choice for Health Insurance
Since 1859, the Sexton family has owned and operated the Irish Ridge Dairy Farm in Millville, about 25 miles northeast of Rochester. Sheri and Vince Sexton run the family dairy today. Like generations before them, Sheri and Vince work hard every day to produce high-quality milk and...
February 3, 2017 - 7:04pm
January 30, 2017
ISD 181 Viewpoint: A Roundup of Winter Fun
Well, if the frigid temperatures last week were not enough to convince you that it is in fact winter, the new Community Education Guide to Activities...
January 30, 2017 - 11:17am
January 28, 2017
Guest Opinion: The Path Forward
Over the course of the last few months, there has been quite a steady stream of opinions written by great writers from just about every corner of the nation. I've happily read a number of these stories with great interest as the latest news and issues are dissected piece by piece....
January 28, 2017 - 2:40pm
Guest Opinion: Brainerd's Report Card
The city of Brainerd Community Survey Panel recently completed its first survey called Brainerd's Report Card. The Report Card is the first of...
January 28, 2017 - 2:39pm
January 12, 2017
Guest Opinion: Early learning scholarships bridge the urban-rural divide
Much has been said and written lately about a rural-urban divide in America. It's increasingly apparent that sound public policy has to help families in communities of every description—urban, suburban, exurban, and rural. Minnesota's Early Learning Scholarships is exactly that...
January 12, 2017 - 12:32am
January 8, 2017
Guest Opinion: Brainerd - A Great Place to be These Days!
I appreciate this opportunity to say thank you. • Thank you, Brainerd, for entrusting me with a term at city council to try to make a difference....
January 8, 2017 - 9:19pm
January 6, 2017
ISD 181 Viewpoint: Fuel Up Forestview
A peanut butter and jelly sandwich. An Adidas sweatshirt. Simple items that are making all the difference for students in need at Forestview...
January 6, 2017 - 9:21pm
December 18, 2016
Guest Opinion: Creating jobs and driving innovation in rural Minnesota
Back in 2009, I had the opportunity to attend the grand opening of Ever Cat's biodiesel plant in Isanti. The company, started by a feed-supplement supplier for farmers, uses innovative technology to create biodiesel from waste. And every year since its opening, that plant has produced...
December 18, 2016 - 3:51pm
December 15, 2016
Guest Opinion: Clearing up misconceptions about Line 3
A recent story in the Dispatch ("Environmentalist activist LaDuke talks oil pipelines at CLC," Nov. 22) contained several misstatements and errors of fact that deserve clarification for your readers.
December 15, 2016 - 10:03pm