Archive | June 5, 2013

The Braham boys 4×800 relay of (l-r) Zach Dahlman, Thomas Warner, Logan Leavey and Ryan Reising placed 5th with a 8:43.5 time at the May 29 Section 5A Track & Field finals at St. John’s. Dahlman added a 6th in the 400 (54.8), and Reising also competed in the 800. Adding 10th-places for the Bomber [...]

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Jack Wickenhauser, De’shawnte Taylor, Vincent Smith Jr. and Denisse Sanchez are eloquent young people. They recently earned awards in a statewide Minnesota charter public school writing contest that attracted more than 2,200 entries. Their essays answered the question, “What was your best day in school?” Whether you’re an educator or parent, I think you’ll learn [...]

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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, [...]

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Praise and perspective – that’s what more than 30 Minnesota education leaders offered last week when asked about the 2013 Minnesota Legislature’s decisions on K-12 education. That includes superintendents Bruce Novak of the Cambridge-Isanti School District, Linda Madsen of Forest Lake, as well as Charlie Weaver, executive director of the Minnesota Business Partnership. They agreed [...]

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Dear Editor: The 2013 high school baseball season just seemed to begin because of the late spring, but it is, unfortunately, in the records books. However, no season is complete without thanking the many people who make it a success. I would like to extend recognition to some people who have been an integral part [...]

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Dear Editor: I’ve been a Thrivent Financial for Lutheran member non-stop since I was a baby.  My membership started when my parents, Gordon and Phyllis Hass bought a life insurance for me shortly after my birth.  And, I’ve been involved in this fraternal organization as a volunteer leader at the congregational and county chapter for [...]

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Dear Editor: Now that you’ve read what the state Republicans felt was not done in the 2013 State of Minnesota Legislative Session, here’s the Democrat view of what got done this year. • All day kindergarten was established through the public school system. Now all of our children can start school ready to learn and [...]

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