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More people in your communities are living longer. What are you going to do about them? This will be a central issue for community leaders as the baby boomers retire. We’re told they want to volunteer and get involved in the community where they’ve lived for many years. You can segregate them, put them in […]

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I recently had the chance to talk with Bloomington native Kent Hrbek about the upcoming Major League Baseball All-Star Game, set for Tuesday, July 15, at Target Field. Hrbek, former All-Star first baseman for the Minnesota Twins, said he has mixed feelings about the game. He, naturally, is looking forward to seeing his “buddies” he […]

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Dare we say Hero, a golden Labrador retriever, is the “paws” that refreshes, cuddles and calms students at Eastview Elementary School in the Lakeville school district? For part of each school day, Hero, a trained service dog, walks on a leash with one of four trained handlers and does his part to make education more […]

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Minnesota newspapers and their websites are valued for their readership and advertising results, according to a survey hot off the press. Results of a survey, conducted by Scarborough researchers for the Minnesota Newspaper Association, show that in almost every category of news and buying decisions, newspapers and their websites are the first choice for information. […]

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Even if firearms restrictions are approved, which will be a tough fight, leaders will be left wondering what more they can do to prevent a tragedy in their own community such as the one that struck Newtown, Conn. Friday, Dec. 14. Why wait for the government to find a solution to attack such a complex […]

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State Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans recently shared some eye-opening statistics with the Metropolitan Council. The one that strikes in the gut is that in 2010, of the $27 billion the state collected in tax revenues, only $16 billion remained, after “hidden spending,” more commonly known as loopholes, was deducted. That hidden spending includes tax credits […]

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Some experts are calling the increase in the use of the drug heroin an epidemic, and are urging community leaders, parents and schools to act on this problem. Last year in Hennepin and Ramsey counties alone, 120 people died after using heroin and other opiates. In Mille Lacs County, four persons have died in heroin-related […]

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Thanks to the response from the public, there is a garage full of gently used baseball equipment that needs to be sent to Benin, Africa, in six months. These balls, bats and gloves will be used by young people from Benin to begin to play American baseball. Gary Tonsager, an optician from Elk River, and […]

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