Opinion
by Laurie Halverson Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune The 2014 elections saw a dramatic rise of money being funneled into our local elections, and the vast majority of that money came from outside of Eagan. Local residents were subjected to two to three attack mailers a day, some too lar...Read More
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A movement is underway nationwide to increase awareness of distracted driving and eventually make it illegal to talk on a cellphone while driving. In Minnesota, Lakeville attorney Art Kosieradzki hopes to make students so aware of the dangers of distracted driving that they’ll organize a campaign ...Read More
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The friendship of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and evangelist Billy Graham was just one of many unexpected things I learned about at a recent terrific Minnesota History Day celebration at a St. Paul high school. For people interested in youngsters, schools and learning with four or five hours to share...Read More
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by Amy Klobuchar Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune In 2014, Minnesota’s unemployment rate sank to its lowest level in more than a decade at 3.7 percent, state exports reached a record $5.5 billion this past quarter, and our manufacturing industries continued to surge. Nationally, the e...Read More
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The number of students who have special needs in Minnesota schools continues to grow. State and federal governments need to fund federally mandated programs as promised to avoid using local operating school district funds to subsidize the program. To its credit, the 2012-13 State Legislature appropr...Read More
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by Christie Soderling Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune Dakota County and the Metropolitan Council are headed in the wrong direction regarding proposals for the Lebanon Hills Greenway Hub and the most recent (Jan. 26) Draft Master Plan for Lebanon Hills Regional Park. It is distressing t...Read More
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