To the Editor:
When U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., was pressured to resign by Senate Democrats in early January, a series of consequences unfolded that revealed a weakness in the Minnesota Constitution that needs to be addressed.
The use of road salt has been getting a lot of airtime these past few months. Why? Because it’s wreaking havoc on our natural environment. While salt can control ice and keep us safe during our winter travels, it doesn’t tend to stay where we put it.
Minnesota nice is not just a lifestyle here in Minnesota. It’s a religion. We each have stories of how nice fellow Minnesotans can be and how, in return, we try to return the kindness.
My backyard sits next to a couple of small ponds. One is home to trumpeter swans every year, from early spring through late fall. They make a very distinctive sound when they sing – a very low-toned “whoa whoa” that indeed does sound like a trumpet.
This is the final installment in an editorial series called The Changing Face of Minnesota. This year, the ECM Publishers Editorial Board examined demographic changes and disparities in Minnesota that center around race, wealth, age, region and employment.
My inbox has been inundated the past week with messages from area nonprofit organizations, expressing deep concern about the federal tax bill before Congress. If predictions hold true, sweeping tax reform will have passed by the time you read this.
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, wealth, age, region and employment.
The rash of reports about sexual harassment, intimidation and rape convinced me it was time to ask some experts for their advice to parents, grandparents and guardians. So during the first week of December, I talked with two experienced authorities, Katie Eichele and Walter Roberts.
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.
In the year 2000 approximately 30 citizens of Champlin went before the City Council to preserve Champlin’s remnant of “Ancient Oak Savanna.” Members were Bill Bauer, Dick and Vera Brown, Joan Chalmers, Darby Nelson, Josephine Nunn, Bill Simpkins, and Bill and Betty Stein. We represented Izaa…
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, is wrong. Unwanted sexual advances, regardless of work or social environment, are wrong.
Some companies attempt to convince people to hand over some of their monthly pension payments in exchange for a short-term loan. Exchanging future pension benefits for quick cash now might seem enticing, but can be a very expensive way to borrow money and result in low monthly pension paymen…
Across Minnesota, employers are worried about the shortage of job candidates with the necessary skills and abilities to enter high-demand occupations.
On a recent Saturday, I had the opportunity to meet several veterans from Northern Minnesota as they arrived in Washington, D.C. on an “Honor Flight.” These flights allow the men and women who have served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam to travel to the nation’s capital to visit the memorials de…
This year’s elections are history, but area citizens still have a voice about what is happening in their communities. As a reporter, I am inspired to see the various ways that citizens give their input between elections.
Katie was referred to me when she started screaming uncontrollably at her social studies teacher. The teacher didn’t know what had set off this normally quiet 12-year-old. All the teacher knew was Katie (not her real name) would not stop screaming.
As Congress turns to tax reform, details surrounding the Republican tax plan remain blurry. But we know one thing for sure: The plan balances massive handouts for the wealthy on the backs of working Americans.
The Wright County Sheriff’s Office would like to put out a friendly reminder and request for assistance to all retailers that fraud, scams and identity theft continues to be a growing problem. The problem is also evident in reports being filed with the Sheriff’s Office as well as surrounding…
The last presidential election may have raised more concerns than it settled. However, there is one thing all Americans should agree on – the legitimacy of our elections is under attack.
Tuesday, Nov. 7, is an election day focused on local governmental issues. Many areas of Minnesota will have ballots for city officials, school board members, township officers, park district board members and local ballot questions.
When I was growing up people told me I was a good writer. I’d write my grandma poems and compose silly songs but I never dreamed I’d end up making a career out of it. After I graduated college I accepted the position as Community Editor for the Champlin Dayton Press — that was eight weeks af…