Opinion

by the Rev. Paul Jarvis  Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune Oct. 4 is the feast day of St. Francis, patron saint of animals and friend to the poor. Like Mother Teresa and Albert Schweitzer and Dr. Martin Luther King, St. Francis is one of those inspiring saints who everyone admires, no matter one’s [...]

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by Sal Mondelli  Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune Last Friday, the Minnesota Gophers men’s basketball team visited 360 Communities to help out at our Burnsville food shelf and then traveled over to our Lewis House sexual and domestic violence shelter in Eagan. This is the team’s second visit to 360 Communities and shows [...]

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Riches and rogues. The more I look, the more I find some of each, and a lot between, on the Internet. Families and educators have a huge task helping young people learn how to gather information on the Internet. Here are five guidelines to consider. But first, a brief story. Students in schools today have [...]

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by Bill Blazar Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune The Minnesota Chamber is pleased to announce Hiring Minnesota Heroes, our new program that encourages employers to develop and implement programs focused on hiring military veterans. We are ready to recruit employers, help them adopt veteran hiring goals, and then, most importantly, meet those goals. [...]

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by Mike Obermueller Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune While many politicians have been fighting a 4-year-old battle over whether to repeal the Affordable Care Act, I’m running for Congress to rebuild the middle class and that means working to improve the ACA for the thousands of Minnesotans who depend on it. I’ve talked [...]

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More people are raising vegetables and growing flowers than ever, but the number of once-popular traditional garden clubs is fading, says Rene Lynch, president of the Federated Garden Clubs of Minnesota. She hopes a new variety of club using social media will continue to grow interest in what garden clubs used to do. Take the [...]

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