Opinion

Joe Nathan ECM Publishers Columnist Money was not mentioned by any of the more than 30 educators who responded to a question I asked about the first month of school. Each of them described the most important things that families can do in September. Everything they suggested is free: helping youngsters set goals, establishing routines, [...]

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Dear Editor: I have read recent comments in your paper concerning the proposed facility for growing marijuana in the Cambridge area. Let me say two things first. These people have a right to their opinion and a right to express it. Secondly this should only be considered if the medical benefits are real. I assume [...]

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Dear Editor: The thoughtful letters to the editor regarding the potential of a medical marijuana facility in Cambridge have raised some important points. My purpose for this letter is to bring some other important considerations to the discussion. First of all, the state of Minnesota, with the Governor’s signature, has made the processing of medical [...]

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Cambridge ACT  Survey Team In May 2013, key members of Cambridge came together and committed their support to become a dementia friendly community. The ACT on Alzheimer’s is equipping and engaging communities to plan and develop “dementia friendly communities.” A dementia friendly community is informed, safe and respectful of individuals with dementia, their families and [...]

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Americans have complicated, conflicted feelings about how much to rely on statewide standardized tests, such as those whose scores were recently released. I think this year’s results suggest three changes. Minnesota should: Make much more use of highly successful schools. Share results sooner with teachers. Use a broader array of assessments. Results for schools and [...]

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Dear Editor: I would like to thank the many people who made the Jodi Geving Lung Cancer Benefit such a great success. It all started with Jodi’s co-workers at Allina Home Health in St. Paul. The work and generosity of all of them touched us both very much; a very special thank you to Carol [...]

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Dear Editor: I know without a doubt who I will be voting for sheriff.  Thank you Chris Caulk for standing up for your oath to uphold the law. Where are all the people who were voted into office and may have taken a similar oath? Could they be looking at only the potential business of [...]

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