Opinion

“Breaking Bad” TV show actor Steven Quezada had several strong messages for about 4,000 educators recently gathered to discuss charter public schools. At a conference sponsored by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, (http://www.publiccharters.org) Quezada began, “Thank you, thank you, thank you for recognizing that children learn in different ways.” Then he talked about [...]

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Two-word tweet leads to lawsuit over rights, reputations  Rogers High School student Reid Sagehorn’s hasty two-word tweet online in January and its consequences have drawn national and even international attention from major news media. In response to a question about making out with a Rogers High School physical education teacher, Sagehorn responded, “actually yes.” A [...]

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Last November, 35 candidates ran for mayor Minneapolis under a ranked-choice voting system. It took 33 rounds of vote counting before a winner was declared. One would think with 35 candidates in the race, it could get nasty, with many candidates going negative against the perceived front-runners. That never happened, and ranked-choice voting is widely [...]

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Remember when WCCO Radio featured a spoof on “Minnesota Hospital” and boasted Minnesota was “a good state to get sick in”? Well, it turns out that by most measures, Minnesota is a good state to stay well in. According to a study by United Health Foundation, Minnesota ranks third by many measures. The latest indication [...]

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I’ve been fishing out of my 8-foot-long kayak for years without much trouble. Even when it’s gotten windy, I’ve been able to turn it into the waves and slice my way through the water back to shore. I’d like to say it was a harsh, whitecap-wave-inducing storm that caused my streak of staying above the [...]

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To the editor We recently saw Representative Bob Barrett’s new campaign brochure. It has four pages with a lot of pictures, imagine our surprise when we opened it up and there we are in a picture with Representative Barrett and other union laborers and skilled trade union members. We were meeting with Representative Barrett about [...]

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