Staff Columns

by Don Heinzman Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune Suburban voters hold the key on what party will control the governorship and the Legislature in 2014. The Republican Party has an uphill climb among suburban voters because, by and large, suburban interests, namely the education package, have been positively received. The cornerstone of most communities is [...]

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“I think it is vitally important to have the ‘Getting Prepared’ report updated in 2014, given the push we did this legislative session to advance early college opportunities for all secondary students.” That’s what Rep. Carlos Mariani, DFL-St. Paul and chair of the Minnesota House K-12 Education Policy Committee, told me this week. State law [...]

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by Don Heinzman Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune A Forest Lake High School student is giving a gift to every student with a learning disability by campaigning to end the use of the R word (retarded) in her high school. Clint Riese, editor of the Forest Lake Times, covered this story that deserves to be [...]

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by Joe Nathan Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune Local field trips for students are common, but not so much for teachers. But a Minnesota school recently took its teachers around neighborhoods they serve to help them understand more about their students and families. The ultimate goal is more student success. Many of the students at [...]

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by Mark Weber Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune Each week, we take great pride in covering the latest community news and delivering it right to homes in the south metro. Thousands of readers like you learn from these pages about what is happening in their local community, information that isn’t available elsewhere. From government meetings [...]

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