Opinion

Young people like Kerrie Maleski, Kayley Schoonmaker, Matt Rubel and Will Tully are part of a major trend in Minnesota. They are among the growing number of students in Minnesota’s two-year community colleges. They’ve also been elected as leaders of the Minnesota State College Student Association. National research says cost and preparation for good jobs [...]

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The millennials, ages 18-34, are forcing changes in the metropolitan area housing patterns, particularly in the first-ring suburbs and urban centers. Steve Elkins is the District 5 Metropolitan Council member, representing Bloomington, Richfield, Edina and Hopkins, who spoke to progressives recently in Bloomington. He is an economist for Optum Technology, a division of United Health [...]

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Alia Jackson and Pierre Fulford are just two of the millions of young people who have gained from charter public schools. On July 29, they joined with former Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Howard Fuller and almost 200 Minnesota parents and educators to discuss what is working well and what needs to be improved with Minnesota’s [...]

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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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