Opinion

Marty Seifert is the most traveled of the Republican candidates for governor, having visited all 87 Minnesota counties in the run-up to the Aug. 12 primary election. The former southwestern Minnesota farm kid has also covered a lot of ground in his professional and political careers, from teaching high school history and government to serving [...]

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  by Anika Rychner Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune She was 88, he was 92, and when the couple arrived for their food shelf appointment at the 360 Communities Burnsville Family Resource Center, they looked traumatized and defeated. Volunteer Archie MacPhee had seen this look before: They had never expected to be in [...]

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One of my favorite family memories is sandbagging by the St. Croix River with two of our children. It comes to mind after the Independence Day – a holiday celebrating the sacrifice and selflessness of others. One of the most important things a family can do together this summer is help young people continue this [...]

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If we could wave a magic wand and reduce the number of tobacco smokers by more than 10 percent, the percentage of adult alcoholics by 12 percent, the percentage of those suffering from chronic depression by more than half, we would do so. Although no magic wand exists, finally society is getting a grip on [...]

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Rogers High School student Reid Sagehorn’s hasty two-word tweet online in January and its consequences have drawn national and even international attention from major news media. In response to a question about making out with a Rogers High School physical education teacher, Sagehorn responded, “actually yes.” A parent notified Rogers school authorities of Sagehorn’s tweet, [...]

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