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Minnesotans traditionally vote in large numbers during midterm elections. Will the Tuesday, Nov. 4 elections once again place Minnesota among national leaders in turnout? If past history is repeated, the state will again be a leader, much as it was four years ago when the state led the nation in voter turnout with nearly 56 […]

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Two days after the World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of Ebola virus transmissions, a remnant of the hysteria often caused by mere mention of the virus showed up in an email at the Star News. The woman who sent the message was convinced an inmate at the Sherburne County Jail had the Ebola virus […]

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On Tuesday, Nov. 4, Minnesotans will decide if they should keep Mark Dayton as their governor for the next four years. Dayton told ECM’s Editorial Board that under his leadership and policies, he has placed the state on the right moderate course with a balanced approach on spending and raising revenues. The board agrees that […]

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If Minnesotans in 2009 were expecting Al Franken to arrive in Washington, D.C., as a bombastic elected official wanting to turn the U.S. Senate into a comedy hall, they were clearly mistaken. Instead, Sen. Al Franken became a low-key, out-of-the-limelight senator who quietly went about his business of serving Minnesota. With the narrowest of victories […]

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As a business owner in the ISD 728 community who works with the schools, I support Shane Steinbrecher for re-election to the ISD 728 School Board. As a business owner himself, Shane understands the needs in the workforce for educated, skilled employees. He understands how important it is to prepare our students in the E-12/primary […]

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Hi, my name is Dylan. I am a sixth-grader at Zimmerman Elementary and this has been bothering me for a while. I would like to give my opinion about school lunches. First, the portion sizes are small; it usually takes two lunches to fill you up because they make you take food you don’t want […]

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