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Imagine this: Your 15-year-old son becomes seriously ill. Is it cancer or some other life-threatening disease? You whisk him off to the emergency room. Within days, you have updates on Facebook. “Billy is doing much better.” “The medicine is working!” “He’s going to be OK.” Many of us have experienced a similar scenario in our [...]

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by Jamal Abdulahi Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune I had the great pleasure and experience of running for Rosemount City Council. I met many new people and had lots of meaningful conversations with residents about the future of our city.  I would like to share some of the things I learned. I learned [...]

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Here are two pieces of encouraging news about Minnesota’s public schools. First, the state teachers union has agreed on the potential value of yearly teacher evaluations. Second, a just-released report, “Quality Compensation,” encourages Minnesotans to build on success from a formerly controversial reform called Q Comp, which provided extra funds to districts and charters that [...]

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by Sal Mondelli Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune The senseless murder of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick reminds us of how dangerous and uncertain a life in a law enforcement uniform can be. It is easy to take police officers for granted, to only see them for the uniforms they wear and [...]

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Young people 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. National research says cost and preparation for good jobs [...]

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