Opinion
  One of the blessings of my life has been to learn from some wise, courageous people. June 19 and 20, I had the opportunity to discuss one of them, the late John Nason. I knew him as the president of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. I graduated in 1970 and attended the recent 45th [....Read More
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  This is the story of an organization called Bridging and Fran Heitzman, its founder who developed it into the largest nonprofit furniture bank in North America. The project is so simple, any community can do it, but it takes a special kind of leadership and persistence to make it happen. Brid...Read More
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Watch for it. In the next week or so, a brand new website will be launched for Dakota County Tribune and Sun Thisweek Newspapers. The new site will expand on our readers’ favorite features, such as breaking news, community news and information from local businesses. It will also add a whole new se...Read More
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Minnesota has experienced a horrific parade of violence against children in recent years. Just last week, we learned of the death of Sophia O’Neill, age 2, of St. Louis Park, stomped to death in Minneapolis, allegedly by her mother’s boyfriend, age 17. The disappearance of Barway Collins of Crys...Read More
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by Rep. Sandra Masin, DFL-Eagan Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune On Friday, June 12, and into the early morning of June 13, the Legislature held a special session to conclude the work left unfinished during the regular session. Like many of you, I was disappointed that a special session...Read More
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by Greg Clausen Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune Over the past several weeks I have received inquiries regarding the Highway 77 Cedar Avenue/Minnesota River bridge closure. There is no doubt that the Highway 77 bridge project has affected traffic patterns resulting in traffic congestion...Read More
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Readers sometimes ask for advice about books to read over the summer. Here are four books that offer a mixture of encouragement, inspiration, passion, perspective, challenge and controversy. For people seeking inspiration and insight into the challenges and rewards of teaching, I’d suggest two boo...Read More
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By Amy Klobuchar Guest Columnist Earlier this year, I visited Cuba to talk with agriculture and export officials about ways to open up new economic opportunities for businesses and farmers in Minnesota. More than anything else on the trip, I was struck by the enthusiasm of everyday Cubans for renewe...Read More
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By DON HEINZMAN ECM PUBLISHERS Every community can cut down the number of drunken drivers through a Safe Cab program that works in Isanti County. Thanks to an initiative by Isanti County Judge James Dehn, the number of drunken driving arrests has been cut in that county by 67 percent from 2006 to 20...Read More
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by Rev. Paul Jarvis Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune I think I know how moms and dads feel as they tuck a kid into bed. Heavenly! Lately, I’ve been trying to take as many opportunities to visit my mom in this the final leg of her journey with Alzheimer’s disease.  I especially like...Read More
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