don heinzman
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 ...Read More
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A Forest Lake High School student is giving a gift to every student with a learning disability by campaigning to end the use of the R word (retarded) in her high school. Clint Riese, editor of the Forest Lake Times, covered this story that deserves to be followed and duplicated in other high schools...Read More
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The season for grade-school tackle football turns our attention to the value of that sport and the subject of concussions. Chances are that most kids grades two through eight playing tackle football won’t suffer a concussion, but the number of such cases is rising. One national study suggests that...Read More
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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 b...Read More
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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 cal...Read More
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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 ...Read More
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