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The tragic shooting of children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut has focused needed attention and awareness on the need for better mental health services, particularly in the public schools. Gov. Mark Dayton recognizes this and wants to double the money the state spends to expand access for mentally ill children in a school-linked […]

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County sheriffs in the Twin Cities area would rather talk about the need for earlier identification and better treatment and housing of people with mental illness than discuss more restrictions on guns. It is the county sheriff who grants the permit for an applicant to carry a gun in public, concealed or visible. (Permitting gun […]

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If you are a lover of dogs and want to help a military veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder, you should consider buying a special 2013 calendar donated by Lynn and Paul Sansale of South St. Paul. You can buy this special “Rescued Heroes” calendar this month and thereby help a Minnesota veteran suffering from the […]

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It’s Christmas all year long for over a thousand metro area teachers and staff who receive free school supplies at a novel, non-profit store called Companies to Classrooms. Seven years ago, Cary Weatherby, a Bloomington mother who has business experience, realized companies and corporations needed to get rid of surplus office supplies and inventory that […]

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When Minnetonka High School Principal David Adney sent parents a notice about what high school girls were wearing to school last fall, he never thought it would become a national news story. National media reported the e-mail Adney sent to parents in October when girls started to wear trendy, tight-fitting leggings and shorter tops to […]

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Riders and taxpayers should not be misled by the news that the Northstar Commuter Rail line is declining slightly in ridership. While ridership the first 10 months has declined by 2.2 percent (13,215), the good news is that the operating fund has been under budget for all three years the train has been rolling down […]

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