don heinzman

There’s a big juggling act going on in our suburban communities as parents try to balance their kids’ sports participation with other important family activities. This is particularly the case with parents who have youngsters who play tournaments on weekends. Often parents are forced to choose between either having their kids play ball all-day Sunday [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

When Minnesota Commissioner of Public Safety Ramona Dohman was asked her No. 1 wish to make Minnesota safer, she quickly answered: Call 911 right away when you see anything or anyone suspicious, and call at any hour of any day. Police chiefs in our suburban communities agree. Don’t hesitate to call when you see anything [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

With gun purchases and requests for gun permits at record levels, it’s no surprise to learn that one of the fastest-growing high school sports in Minnesota is trap shooting. In just four years, this sport has grown from 30 to more than 3,400 male and female shooters from sixth through 12th grades and from three [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

A concern is simmering over the federal school lunch requirements aimed at preventing children from becoming overweight (excess weight in general) and obese (excess fat). To be reimbursed by the government, school lunch directors must follow a menu that has more fruits and vegetables and smaller portions of meat, breads and dinner rolls. All breads [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

Every time I hear some commentator or weather person call suburban communities “burbs,” I want to throw up. These are real honest-to-goodness communities, not some amorphous blob. I can’t find “burb” in the dictionary. It probably just comes from “suburb,” which is bad enough, because that says we are sub-urban – subject to the urban, [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

A bill to protect jobs of high school coaches from parental complaints is a bad idea. Seems that some coaches claim they are being let go because too many parents complain about their coaching and how they handle their players. To protect their jobs, the bill in the Legislature would require that the school board [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon
up arrow
up arrow