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by Julie Rosen and Greg Clausen Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune Telemedicine, the practice of doing certain types of health care visits and consultations over high definition video chat, is a common sense technology that makes our high quality health care system more accessible to all ...Read More
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by Carol Connelly Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune Several years ago, Jules was laid off from a construction company. Her former supervisor, Frank, maintained communication with her and encouraged her to reapply when there was a new opening.  She had been unemployed for 15 months when ...Read More
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Suburban and urban educators agreed at a Minnesota Senate hearing on April 7 that a new, historic Minnesota bill offers greater respect for teachers and new opportunities for students and families. The bill offers “startup” grants to district teachers to create “teacher-led schools.” Officia...Read More
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Whenever I watch NCAA basketball March Madness tournament games, I think about a cross section of Minnesotans who helped lead a successful four-year challenge of the NCAA, 1996-2000. Students, families and educators all over the state were deeply frustrated by the NCAA’s demands. Minnesotans acros...Read More
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After many years of covering suburban city council, planning commission and school board meetings, I have concluded suburban government in general is good government. Rarely will you find fraud and illegalities in suburban government. Furthermore, I’m convinced that voters, once they have access t...Read More
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by John Kline Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune Whenever I bring up Washington’s role in funding special education with my colleagues, I receive an identical response. Regardless if they are a Republican or a Democrat, member of the U.S. House or U.S. Senate, virtually all agree Congre...Read More
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To the editor: Regarding the story “(State Rep. Pat) Garofalo’s bill would lower minimum wage for some tipped workers,” I am always disgusted when I read about legislation that is targeting the lowest paid people. Anyone who has worked in a tipping profession knows that income ebbs and flows r...Read More
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