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April 7, 2016
Guest Opinion: #DoTheLake this summer on Mille Lacs
Google "Mille Lacs," and you'll find article after article about walleye fishing and its role in the future of the area, particularly as it relates to tourism. As state tourism director, my response is, "Why don't we talk about all the ways to #DoTheLake around Mille Lacs this summer?"...
April 7, 2016 - 11:38pm
April 1, 2016
Guest Opinion: A busy 4 weeks in the Legislature
It's hard to believe that the fourth week of the 2016 legislative session has officially come to a close and with it, the first committee deadline. Due to the unusually short session, much of our work in St. Paul has been focused on committee hearings as a number of bills have been...
April 1, 2016 - 8:39pm
Guest Opinion: Trust requires truth
Two days after an eye-opening event in my little corner of town, I read The Brainerd Dispatch account of things: "Brainerd Police officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a despondent 32-year-old Brainerd man Tuesday.
April 1, 2016 - 8:37pm
March 25, 2016
ISD 181 Viewpoint: Forestview Middle School - Helping students build social and emotional capacity
Forestview Middle School students will have the opportunity to practice breathing this winter and spring with the help from a 4A grant. Practice...
March 25, 2016 - 10:45pm
Guest Opinion: Time to lessen the state tax burden of private cabin owners
Property taxes will be due soon again to Minnesota counties, not only for homesteads but for cabins and hunting land. But cabins and hunting lands will also pay an inexplicable tax, the Statewide Business Property Tax. A disingenuous tax system lumps them into the same category as...
March 25, 2016 - 9:59am
March 21, 2016
Guest Opinion: Reducing the cost of Minnesota's health care
Some weeks ago a health care article in a major Minnesota newspaper reported, "This year, the average premium in the individual market is up 41 percent." The state's current total health care cost of about $50 billion is projected by a Minnesota Department of Health estimate to reach...
March 21, 2016 - 8:14pm
March 18, 2016
Guest Opinion: Important issues for a short session
The 2016 session is officially underway as lawmakers returned to St. Paul last week for what will be an unusually short session due to ongoing renovations at the Capitol. Despite the shorter session, there are a number of big issues that will be debated this year. Among my priorities...
March 18, 2016 - 7:47pm
March 15, 2016
Guest Opinion: Let the dirt fly on Polymet
The copper nickel Polymet mining project has cleared one of the hurdles in the way of approval, as its 3,500 page Environmental Impact Statement is deemed adequate by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. More hurdles involving finances, land restoration, and lawsuits by...
March 15, 2016 - 7:03pm
February 29, 2016
Guest Column: The opioid epidemic: enough is enough
We have a crisis in our country. A crisis that claims more lives than car crashes. A crisis that rips apart families of all different backgrounds. Killing 28,648 Americans in 2014, this crisis is prescription drug and heroin abuse. And with deaths increasing nearly sixfold since 2000,...
February 29, 2016 - 10:01am
February 19, 2016
Guest Opinion: Helping Minnesota's veterans
Given the time of year, I, like many Minnesotans, spent most of the weekend recovering from a head cold. A great deal of this time was spent watching a handful of military documentaries. While watching, it was clear that I cannot fully grasp the magnitude of our servicemen and women's...
February 19, 2016 - 9:32pm
February 3, 2016
Guest Opinion: Clean water by 2050
Will this be the year Minnesota takes a huge step forward on water quality issues, or will it be a missed opportunity? Governor Dayton announced recently that he plans to call a water quality summit in late February to address the myriad of issues facing the state's water supply....
February 3, 2016 - 8:17pm
January 26, 2016
Guest Opinion: Clean water is worth the price
Our modern water infrastructure is a miracle that most of us barely even think about. How many times every day do we turn on a faucet, use the...
January 26, 2016 - 11:19pm
January 25, 2016
ISD 181 Viewpoint: Community Education can help with your resolutions
Although the new year is just three weeks old, I suspect (hope) that I am not the only one to have already become estranged from my resolve to...
January 25, 2016 - 12:09pm
January 21, 2016
Guest Opinion: Focusing on our children
Minnesotans continue to look for economic indicators suggesting better times are ahead. Monthly, we are inundated with unemployment numbers, average wage growth, or stock market valuation; however, one number frequently ignored is the number of children who are neglected and abused...
January 21, 2016 - 8:06pm
January 20, 2016
Guest Opinion: Let's see where people stand on MNsure now
The first order of business when the 2016 Legislative session begins March 8 should be a vote on whether to continue Minnesota's government-run Obamacare website, MNsure. More than three years into development, MNsure remains unable to fulfill its primary mission: providing access...
January 20, 2016 - 11:31pm