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Once you read this story, you’ll never shake a little baby violently. Tami Revering, of Coon Rapids, is paying the price for shaking the 4-month-old son of her best friend in an uncontrollable moment three years ago, she told ABC Newspapers staff writer Olivia Koester. What’s more, Revering is willing to share her story of […]

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At a time when people are starving and food shelves are begging for food, public school food waste from some area districts is being fed to pigs. School districts are paying farmers to feed waste food to pigs or to compost it. Districts know that if heavier food is removed from the school waste food […]

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Gov. Mark Dayton said April 10 that soon he will no longer need crutches and is not feeling any pain from his hip replacement. During a recent interview with the ECM Editorial Board, the governor obviously also wasn’t feeling any political pain. Most of the major bills – the tax bill, increase in the minimum […]

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Bullying in schools is real and it needs to be addressed. There’s a bill in the Legislature that would define bullying and prescribe how school administrators should respond to a bullying complaint. Critics say the state should get out of solving bullying problems, while proponents say the present 37-word bill doesn’t go far enough in […]

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Suburban voters hold the key on what party will control the governorship and the Legislature in 2014. The Republican Party has an uphill climb among suburban voters because, by and large, suburban interests, namely the education package, have been positively received. The cornerstone of most communities is the private and public school systems. Educating their […]

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During the past year, I wrote columns that now need to be updated. Remember the plea to buy 285 “Rescued Heroes” calendars of the 1,000 calendars Lynn and photographer Paul Sansale donated to raise $15,000 to help a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder? We said the money would be used to match and train a […]

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