Opinion
By Stephanie Helseth Change is inevitable. Sort of like death and taxes, but hopefully with a more positive spin given the right perspective. Some people find change exciting, others find it stressful. Typically, I love change. But as I sit down to write this column, I find change to be sad. Of all ...Read More
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Dr. James Welters Guest Columnist Not everyone who wakes up in the morning is getting a “restful” sleep. For some, sleep apnea makes them feel tired even after a full night of sleep. During the day, these people feel fatigued, have difficulty concentrating or may even unintentionally fall asleep...Read More
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By Guest Columnist Bob Ramsey Last year, along with several others, I received an “Outstanding Staff Award” from a high school in Topeka, Kan., that I helped open in 1961. (Ancient history to most people.) It’s always satisfying and gratifying to receive an award. But it’s also humbl...Read More
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Last week, Pew Research Center published a demographic study, America’s Changing Religious Landscape.” In it, they contend that the number of people who call themselves “Christian” is declining as the number of people in the “other” category continues to rise.   Pew contends these c...Read More
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To the Editor: Last week the Minnesota Senate passed its 2015 Tax Bill. The more I read, the more I am disappointed with Sen. Terri Bonoff’s support of the bill. With $2 billion in surplus money, Bonoff and her colleagues only offered meager relief to the hardworking families responsible for that ...Read More
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Leading the charge to deny care To the Editor: Sexual assault on college campuses is a serious issue across our country. In Minnesota, we should raise more awareness on this issue and make sure victims of sexual assault have access to the care and counseling they need. I had assumed our legislature ...Read More
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To the Editor: Although my job title is “custodian” in Wayzata Public Schools, I am also a counselor, a friend and an advocate. Students call me “Mentor Mike,” and many students who are having problems at school talk to me. Because of that, I see firsthand the much discussed achievement gap ...Read More
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By Sherry White, Guest Columnist When Minnehaha Creek Watershed District began offering grants to help people pay for water-friendly landscaping in 2011, we weren’t sure if there would be much interest. People are accustomed to the aesthetic of manicured green lawns that extend all the way to the ...Read More
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