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There was a huge void in our summer because we didn’t have the privilege of golfing at Pinewood. The course is a real gem and it’s tragic that our city council has failed to realize what it means to our community. Pinewood has been a family favorite of ours as well as many other families […]

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At 12 years old, sitting in the back of my mother’s car as we drove north on Interstate 35 to our new home in Anoka, I could have never imagined what the future held. Forty-six years later, I leave Congress and the incredible privilege of serving the wonderful people of the 6th District — the […]

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November is a busy and important month. We want to take this opportunity on the 93rd annual American Education Week (Nov. 17-21) to recognize the important role of great public schools in the lives of our nation’s 50 million K-12 students. We thank the educators – current, retired and those studying to be – who […]

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Contacted on Election Day, two key Minnesota House Republicans offered several priorities in education. Democrats are still the majority in the Minnesota Senate, and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton was re-elected, but Republicans replaced DFLers as the majority in the Minnesota House. The legislative process ultimately requires compromises between House, Senate and governor, so it’s likely […]

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Some question why newspaper editorial boards bother to endorse candidates for office. In other words, why should newspaper editors tell their readers whom they should vote for? After listening to the wave of candidate advertising that distorts and sometimes lies about a candidate, I am more convinced than ever that newspapers should endorse candidates. All […]

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As winter approaches, have you started thinking about how much it is going to cost to heat your home this season? Fortunately, there is a program that may be able to help you meet your household’s heating needs and reduce the impact of unpredictable energy prices. The state of Minnesota’s Department of Commerce has established […]

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Pinewood Golf Course is a great city park. It is a place used by senior citizens, youth, families, organizations and many others. As a senior golfer, I enjoyed Pinewood. The senior golf league was a place to meet others. My wife and I have made many friends during the years we were members at Pinewood. […]

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