don heinzman

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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Now that the election is over, look for some winners to have some pet projects. One place to watch is the city of Coon Rapids where the council is considering how many domestic animals a household can have. Right now, the limit is one dog and one cat. If a resident wants to keep more [...]

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No matter what your position on the wars, we honor the warriors this National Veterans Awareness Week. Gone are the days, thank goodness, when warriors who returned from the Vietnam War were greeted shamefully. Now, communities across the state are organizing Beyond the Yellow Ribbon units, designed to organize their resources and to help military [...]

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By Don Heinzman, ECM editorialist— During these unsettled political times, public confidence in state and national lawmakers is down. The average person who really wants to get involved has one chance to change the country’s direction and its office holders, and that’s by attending their precinct caucus on Tuesday, Feb. 7 Changing the direction and [...]

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