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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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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by Judge Greg Galler People sometimes get frustrated with our criminal court system when a person charged with a horrific crime enters a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity. There seems to be a common belief that this is a legal loophole that routinely allows guilty people to escape responsibil...Read More
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From the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson With the Internet continuing to grow, some criminals, known as hackers, illegally obtain usernames and passwords from websites, making those with an online account vulnerable. Many people are now doing their shopping, banking, and bill payin...Read More
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by Judge Steve Halsey We hear about them all of the time, usually on TMZ or Entertainment Tonight: seemingly-frivolous lawsuits. I just read that a model-contestant who lost on a reality TV show sued one of the show’s judges who found out she had been employed by an “escort service.”  We all ...Read More
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Boys lagging when it comes to motivation in classroom A Stillwater school superintendent is asking a big question: Why do high school girls do better in the classroom than high school boys? Tom Nelson, who has been a superintendent for 20 years, recently wrote a guest column in the Stillwater Gazett...Read More
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Jeanne Krile, Angie Johnson and Lisa Gale are three wise women who are helping students and their families. Gale is a mother who asked important questions about Minnesota’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options. Johnson and Krile are Minnesota Department of Education employees who responded swiftly to ...Read More
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