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What can 5- and 6-year-olds learn from building a playground, or high school students learn helping to produce a play, writing a history of their community, creating YouTube videos about the value of Dual (High School/College) credit courses, conducting water quality testing, or planning and then bu...Read More
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Members of a church in St. Bonifacius gave five couples a Valentine they won’t forget – a free wedding worth at least $1,500. The Rev. John Braland of the Freshwater Community Church came up with the idea after realizing couples want to get married but can’t afford the expense of the wedding. ...Read More
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This week I thought about people like Wayne Pikal, Ramona de Rosales, Doug and Dee Thomas, Eric and Ella Mahmoud and Keith Lester. Foundation support helped these “practical visionaries” carry out their (very good) ideas. This issue comes up, in part, because the Minnesota-based Bush Foundation ...Read More
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Picture, if you will, the following encounter: You are walking down the street when you see an old, familiar friend. He walks up to you, and you embrace. It’s a long embrace in which he pats you on the back, grabs you by the upper arms, looks you in the face, smiles and says, “It’s [...]...Read More
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Sheriffs in the Twin Cities metropolitan area believe children in schools are as safe as possible, and plans are in place if they are called to a major disturbance. Most high schools and middle schools have armed police officers either on site or nearby. Only on occasion do they go to an elementary ...Read More
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There’s evidence that the education system in Minnesota needs to be examined and strengthened. Improving it is always evolving, with the goal of providing the best education possible for all students. The state constitution says a general and uniform system of public schools should be established ...Read More
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County sheriffs in the Twin Cities area would rather talk about the need for earlier identification and better treatment and housing of people with mental illness, than discuss more restrictions on guns. It is the county sheriff who grants the permit for an applicant to carry a gun in public, concea...Read More
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