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When I read a letter that contains the statement: “unless you live under a rock, you know,” I can expect that what will follow has very little factual content, and if I disagree, then my opinion is not valid. Michael Svea uses those words as context for his rant against teachers and police officers (Star [...]

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Don, you’re way off again, as usual, on the teacher issue you commented on. In the private sector, where I taught, if you were not effective, in a semester or two, you were gone. Not five years, not one year. You’re not good enough, your done. Explain to me why should a public employee, being [...]

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Minnesota is facing one of its most daunting challenges in generations. The state’s $6.2 billion deficit is the largest in its history. While Minnesota’s job growth is performing better than the national average, the Great Recession still has left the state with a jobs deficit. There is one proposal that could help cut both deficits. [...]

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