Opinion

“These teachers have dedicated their lives to serving students and been recognized for outstanding work. As we examine how to improve public policy, it’s important to hear from some of the best of the best. We need to learn from their success.” That’s how state Sen. Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, explained a recent hearing he convened […]

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by Anika Rychner Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune There are many gift programs across the metro area that help families in need experience joy during the holiday season. Since 1971, 360 Communities Armful of Love has drawn amazing and dedicated volunteers as well as generous family sponsors who ensure families can have gifts […]

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Some question why newspaper editorial boards bother to endorse candidates for office. In other words, why should newspaper editors tell their readers whom they should vote for? After listening to the wave of candidate advertising that distorts and sometimes lies about a candidate, I am more convinced than ever that newspapers should endorse candidates. All […]

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by Sen. Dan Hall Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune It is my belief that this world we share and these lives we lead have an order (or balance) that pervades them. Examples of this order are so commonplace we often do not think about them. Some simple examples: Citizens have rights and responsibilities; […]

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by the Rev. Paul Jarvis Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune I couldn’t believe it when it actually happened. I had lived my entire life living in a world divided between the good guys and the bad guys, America and the Soviet Union. My older siblings remember practicing dodging under school desks in the […]

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Congratulations to Minnesota educators, students and families, based on a new report from the College Board, which publishes the Advanced Placement exam. A study released Oct. 7 shows that growing numbers of Minnesota students are taking and passing at least one AP exam, among the more than 30 that are offered. While the percentage of […]

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