Don Heinzman

By Don Heinzman ECM Editorial Writer Police and sheriff’s deputies in many area communities have a new tool to prevent teenagers from drinking in their homes.  Parents have reasons to worry about their under-age children drinking during “the 100 deadliest days for teens.” Those 100 deadliest days are from prom time to Labor Day, according [...]

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Don Heinzman ECM Editorial Writer In recent years, Minnesotans have demonstrated they will vote for reasonable, fair and accountable increases in state taxes. Republican legislators in both houses insist they were elected to prevent any new state taxes and are willing to take state government to the brink of a shutdown to get their way.  [...]

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Don Heinzman ECM Editorial Writer At a time when America needs highly educated college graduates to work in the think tanks and laboratories of the future, this is no time to increase tuition expenses. Tuitions for students attending public Minnesota colleges and universities will be increased next year if cuts in proposed spending by the [...]

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Don Heinzman Guest Editorial At a time when early childhood readiness programs are being touted, half the children in Minnesota are not ready for kindergarten. The Department of Education figures that 43 percent of incoming kindergarten children are proficient in language and literary skills before they start. This year, the Minnesota Legislature is slated to [...]

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