Opinion

What would you do if someone nearby collapsed and was struggling to breathe? You must act quickly because, if the person is undergoing cardiac arrest, for every lost minute, the chance of survival goes down 10 percent. That’s why it’s so important to know the new CPR and how to use the AED defibrillator to [...]

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Over the past six months, the ECM Editorial Board presented a series of editorials focusing on major health issues. We also zeroed in on some solutions and recommendations. Here is a recap of our positions and conclusions: Health insurance and the Affordable Care Act — ACA’s potential long-term benefits were clouded by a short-term focus [...]

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Minnesotans traditionally vote in large numbers during midterm elections. Will the Tuesday, Nov. 4, elections once again place Minnesota among national leaders in turnout? If past history is repeated, the state will again be a leader, much as it was four years ago when the state led the nation in voter turnout with nearly 56 [...]

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If Minnesotans in 2009 were expecting Al Franken to arrive in Washington, D.C., as a bombastic elected official wanting to turn the U.S. Senate into a comedy hall, they were clearly mistaken. Instead, Sen. Al Franken became a low-key, out-of-the-limelight senator who quietly went about his business of serving Minnesota. With the narrowest of victories [...]

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On Tuesday, Nov. 4, Minnesotans will decide if they should keep Mark Dayton as their governor for the next four years. Dayton told ECM’s Editorial Board that under his leadership and policies, he has placed the state on the right moderate course with a balanced approach on spending and raising revenues. The board agrees that [...]

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In a healing but still perilous economy, residents of Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District would get a better shot at prosperity under policies promoted by the challenger in the Nov. 4 election — Democrat Mike Obermueller. Students, wage-earners, immigrants, people needing affordable health care, seniors and people nearing retirement would get a fairer shake from Obermueller [...]

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