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Newspapers have unique access to candidates for an insider’s perspective  Some question why newspaper editorial boards bother to endorse candidates for office. In other words, why should newspaper editors tell their readers whom they should vote for? After listening to the wave of candidate advertising that distorts and sometimes lies about a candidate, I am […]

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Metro development plans adjust for next generation The millennials, ages 18-34, are forcing changes in the metropolitan area housing patterns, particularly in the first-ring suburbs and urban centers. Steve Elkins is the District 5 Metropolitan Council member, representing Bloomington, Richfield, Edina and Hopkins, who spoke to progressives recently in Bloomington. He is an economist for […]

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Ben Utecht, who excelled for the University of Minnesota and two National Football League teams, is battling a new opponent: the effects of five major documented concussions. At the age of 33, he is experiencing some pockets of memory loss. Utecht has turned a letter he wrote, about his fear that someday he would be […]

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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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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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Dare we say Hero, a golden Labrador retriever, is the “paws” that refreshes, cuddles and calms students at Eastview Elementary School in the Lakeville school district? For part of each school day, Hero, a trained service dog, walks on a leash with one of four trained handlers and does his part to make education more […]

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