Opinion
Families, high school students and educators would be wise to spend five to 10 minutes reading Bill Blazar’s recent comments about jobs in Minnesota. Blazar is interim president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. In December, he described the large and growing number of technical jobs available...Read More
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by Karla Bauer Twelve-year-old Miya had one wish this holiday season: to have her own guitar. Miya’s parents were not in a financial position where they could afford the luxury of buying holiday presents for their two children, let alone an expensive gift like a guitar. They signed up for 360 Comm...Read More
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During this past year, I’ve written columns that featured special people who bettered other people’s lives. So here are my nominees of the special people I wrote about. I enjoyed telling the story of ‘Hero’ the golden Labrador, one of two in the country that comforts elementary school childr...Read More
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Too many Minnesotans are spending thousands of dollars to earn a degree in fields where there are not many well-paying jobs. And we need to do a far better job of helping more students graduate with some form of higher education certificate or degree. These were two of the strongest messages of a De...Read More
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Seven Minnesota education stories strike me as especially encouraging in looking back on 2014. This isn’t to suggest everything is perfect. But we should give students, families, school faculty, Gov. Mark Dayton and state legislators credit for some important steps. First, in a terrific Senate hea...Read More
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Wayzata taxpayers have been getting gifts from an unlikely group of givers who have the Christmas spirit all year long. Volunteers from the community have been giving their time since 2009 when the City Council had to cut a few positions to balance the budget. Back then Mayor Ken Wilson suggested th...Read More
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One of my saddest and happiest days in school was the first day I wore my glasses, in the third grade. I already disliked my ears, which stuck out, and now I was the only kid with glasses. I felt super ugly and hated the idea of going to school. Fortunately, a teacher intervened. She [...]...Read More
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