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“Only boring people get bored.” This is my typical response to the whining of some brutally honest student claiming boredom, with the strong implication that I remedy the problem immediately. They never seem all that happy with my reply, but it does put the onus back on them. It does cause s…

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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…

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Over the past year ECM’s Editorial Board has taken a closer look at violence in our society. We shined a light on a number of issues ranging from domestic and elder abuse to challenges to police and minorities in our communities. We illustrated how adverse childhood experiences affect develo…

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The proposed Southwest Light Rail Transit line from Minneapolis to Eden Prairie has been capturing headlines and generating controversy for many years. The dream of extending the Metro Green Line from Target Field south and west into the suburbs has seemed many days to be only that – a dream.

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A recent conversation between a Lake Elmo council member and a Gazette reporter in the parking lot of Lake Elmo City Hall has sparked some controversy. It was the subject of an Oct. 27 discussion, during which the city council nearly voted to censure a council member.