Opinion
Testing and, more broadly, learning have been disrupted in the past two weeks for thousands of Minnesota students. The Minnesota Department of Education says equipment failure and outside computer attacks on Pearson, the company hired to run our statewide tests, caused the problems. The problems bec...Read More
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To the editor North Branch City Councilwoman Joyce Borchardt and her husband, Tom Borchardt, a member of the North Branch Planning Commission, have been named in sworn testimony before a three judge panel as the ones behind the illegal campaign flyer smearing North Branch Mayor candidate Kirsten Ken...Read More
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“My opponent’s ex parte motion for relief pendente lite is improperly brought and must be dismissed sua sponte and with prejudice,” argues the lawyer. Huh? Twenty words, six in Latin, completely incomprehensible legalese to all but Latin-speaking lawyers and judges. Surveys have shown that a s...Read More
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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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Here at the Post Review, we’re starting a new section called “What’s the caption?” We’ll be printing eye-catching photos, as space allows, and you, the reader, can submit captions, or cutlines, as we like to call them in the journalism profession, to the paper. The captions, along with the...Read More
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Sometimes it’s tough to make decisions about what comments by readers should be left on the ECM Post Review’s website and Facebook account. I’ve always been of the mindset that a newspaper should create as open of a forum as possible, and that means comments can occasionally get ugly. Very sel...Read More
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Suburban and urban educators agreed at a Minnesota Senate hearing on April 7: 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.” Officials a...Read More
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