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Now that Gov. Tim Walz and the 2019 Legislature have begun work, we believe their agenda must include correcting a serious breach of constitutional authority that includes an ill-conceived financial scheme. This 2018 legislation thwarts the will of Minnesota voters and compounds the costs of…

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As the administration of Gov. Tim Walz prepares to lead Minnesota for the next four years, the former congressman from Mankato will certainly face hurdles and challenges. One thing is certain for the new governor: Minnesota is much better off today than it was eight years ago.

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The Tuesday, Nov. 6, election has an overwhelming national focus that may be obliterating views of important local issues. This fall, 35 Minnesota school districts are presenting their voters with critical property tax levy questions to fund school operations. In addition, 25 school district…

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Eight years ago, when Tom Emmer was close to winning the job of governor of Minnesota, he was fully prepared to become the chief executive of a billion dollar business. That changed when Mark Dayton won the 2010 election, and so did fate for Emmer, a Republican from Delano.

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The Friendship Café is busy getting ready for our fifth annual Oktoberfest, to be held on Friday, Oct. 19. It will be a festive occasion as we dish up traditional German cuisine, listen and dance to old tyme music, enjoy a photo opportunity with friends, and win prizes in our fall basket raffle.

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A year ago, Al Franken was busy serving as one of Minnesota’s U.S. Senators. Much has changed since then, with Franken resigning his post under misconduct allegations and Tina Smith heading to Washington, D.C. as junior senator. State law requires the remaining two years of the Franken term …

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Communities, organizations and nonprofits alike look to a variety of fundraising options throughout the year, like family fun walks and bike rides, or timed 5K runs, to add to their funding pot. And while they all have their own reasons for raising money, it’s becoming harder and harder for …

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Minnesotans savor every minute of summer. We are feverishly out and about – boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, biking – you name it, we do it — with great pleasure and enthusiasm. These beautiful sun-filled days will be gone before we know it, we must enjoy now.

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Minnesotans savor every minute of summer. We are feverishly out and about – boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, biking – you name it, we do it — with great pleasure and enthusiasm. These beautiful sun-filled days will be gone before we know it, we must enjoy now.

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Every family needs to have a place to call home – a cozy bed, a kitchen stocked with food and a secure roof overhead. Beyond shelter requirements, home offers us sanctuary from the stresses of life, a place for children to do their homework and for social interaction.

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This is the sixth installment in an editorial series called The Changing Face of Minnesota. This year, the ECM Publishers Editorial Board is examining demographic changes and disparities in Minnesota that center around race, education, wealth, age, region and employment.

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This is the fifth installment in an editorial series called The Changing Face of Minnesota. This year, the ECM Publishers Editorial Board is examining demographic changes and disparities in Minnesota that center around race, wealth, age, region and employment.

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Abuse of coworkers, subordinates, associates, acquaintances, male or female is wrong. Intimidation and coercion through power and position is wrong. Gender bias and gender arrogance is wrong. Suppression of human value, accomplishment and subsequent diminished reward, especially by gender, i…