Opinion
Violence is both insidious and deadly in our society. Some of us live with it, even daily. For others it glares though headlines. Or it blindsides us when we are least expecting. We think that violence – how it happens, how it affects us and how we can stop it – deserves a closer look. [...]...Read More
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In our communities, there is a silent, incurable disease called Alzheimer’s that gradually destroys a person’s ability to remember, learn and do simple tasks. In Minnesota, it’s estimated that 88,000 people 65 years and older have this incurable disease, according to Act on Alzheimer’s, and ...Read More
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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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