Opinion

To the Editor: I would like to give a shout out to Sonnesyn Elementary School staff, parent volunteers and students. I had the privilege of attending Grand Friends’ Day on Nov. 14 at Sonnesyn with my neighbor girls, Sophia and Emme. While there was great energy in the school with so many visitors, there was […]

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by Sherry White guest columnist You can feel it in the air – it’s harvest season. Across the state, people are picking the fruits of their labor from their gardens and farms. This reminds me of another type of harvesting I recently learned about at the 2014 Clean Water Summit at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. […]

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To the Editor: To the District 281 school board members: Please note the weekly police reports in the Plymouth Sun-Sailor. Now that your levies have passed, you can assure us that crime and disruption in the schools will dissipate. Every week, reports of fights, drugs, theft, disruptions and weapons wielded by students are published (nine […]

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By James H. Gempeler Guest Columnist Effective Jan. 1, 2015, the expungement law in Minnesota will be changing dramatically to the benefit of those that continue to be hamstrung by their criminal past. An expungement is a court-ordered sealing of your criminal record held by several government agencies. Under the new law, this will now […]

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By Peter R. Bartling  Guest Columnist Part 4 of an ongoing series When speaking with Deb McMillan, Director of Government Affairs for the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce, you experience a tireless advocate for business interests. She can flawlessly quote Minnesota’s high national tax rankings and other financial burdens. Recognizing that “taxes buy you something and […]

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Two years ago I lost my job when my company downsized and moved to another state. I was offered a COBRA health plan, which I could not afford. The COBRA payment would have been larger than my house payment, gas bill and electric bill combined. I then applied for my own health plan and was […]

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