by Joni Astrup
Based on accounts in the Sherburne County Star News and the Elk River Star News and compiled by Joni Astrup.
Hugs are the centerpiece of a new children’s book by Elk River author Katie Shatusky
Replacement of leaking, drafty windows.
Minnesota, under Gov. Mark Dayton, initiated universal, all-day, public school kindergarten. The Adams-ECM Editorial Board endorsed that initiative as a wise investment. The former governor also proposed universal education for four-year-olds.
(Editor’s note: This editorial is the fifth in a series on issues facing Minnesota’s aging population.)
I was talking with a friend the other day about immigration. It’s one of the most divisive issues of our time, and we, too, found ourselves divided. “Our country is full,” he quoted President Trump, who said this back in April. Let’s improve the country with the people we already have, my fr…
Imagine this scenario: You are in a crowded place, somewhere you’ve never been before. You walk up to a total stranger and hand him or her a very valuable and irreplaceable item, then walk away.
There’s nothing in the 45 words that start the Bill of Rights that says our freedom of speech only applies when it’s convenient for others, or polite or gains official permission to be heard.
On Thursday, I hosted a community meeting with officials from the Minnesota Department of Transportation today in Maple Grove to give the community an update on the upcoming 3-year project that will expand Interstate 94 between Maple Grove and Clearwater.
“That’s crazy.” “Very frustrating!” Those are some reactions I’ve heard to the way that the Minnesota Department of Human Services is spending $3 million that the Legislature allocated to help Minnesota’s homeless youth, families and single adults. This troubled agency should rethink what it…