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Despite more restrictive requirements, the National School Lunch Program is very healthy and going strong. In fact, of the 2,100 public and nonprofit school sites in Minnesota, only two high schools, Wayzata and Byron, have dropped the mostly federally funded program. In Prior Lake, Janeen Peterson,...Read More
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Fifty years ago, families created suburban communities to escape the poverty of the cities. Back then, most suburban residents were young Caucasians. Today, the suburbs are comprised of a rich variety of racial diversity, including Caucasian, Latino, Hispanic, African-American and Somali residents. ...Read More
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When 11-year-old Mandi Simon, of Eagan, says “give,” amazing things happen for children in need. Mandi, who was adopted by Dina and Rich Simon at eight days old, is grateful for her “awesome parents.” Realizing how lucky she is, she wants to make the world a better place. Determined to...Read More
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Did you vote in the last general election? If your answer is yes, congratulations. If it is no, your new Secretary of State Steve Simon has some ideas to make voting easier for you. It’s true that Minnesota usually is among the top voter-turnout states for the general elections, but the turnout fo...Read More
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Imagine you are standing in a hallway and the person next to you suddenly falls. Chances are that person could be having a cardiac arrest and needs CPR immediately. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, in Minnesota in 2010, over 35 percent of fatalities due to heart disease happened befo...Read More
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Don’t look for Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to be on the cover of Time magazine anytime soon, but it’s obvious that from an economic standpoint, Minnesota is a state that works. As you might recall, years ago, Gov. Wendell Anderson was pictured on the cover of Time magazine holding up a fish to il...Read More
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During this past year, I’ve written columns that featured special people who bettered other people’s lives. So here are my nominees of the special people I wrote about. I enjoyed telling the story of ‘Hero’ the golden Labrador, one of two in the country that comforts elementary school childr...Read More
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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, p...Read More
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