Opinion

by Art Kosieradzki Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune You might not know me, but I bet your kids do if they attend Lakeville North or South high schools. Every semester, I speak to mandatory health classes about an epidemic that is killing more than 5,000 people a year and injuring 450,000 more. Distracted [...]

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by Tony Compton Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune One morning over breakfast, my 11-year-old daughter posed a seemingly simple question: “Dad, if you had to describe yourself with one word, what would that be?” I couldn’t come up with an answer, so I did what I think many parents do when their children [...]

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by Dan Hall Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune This week the political leadership of MNsure (Minnesota’s version of Obamacare) touted reports that nearly 170,000 Minnesotans signed up for insurance through the health care exchange. The reason for their misplaced pride was their claim to have surpassed their (twice lowered) enrollment target. While the [...]

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A terrific new movie describes Cesar Chavez, a remarkable American whose influence continues to help Americans – and Minnesotans. Having seen the movie, talked with people who knew Chavez and had a tiny role in his work, I strongly recommend the picture. The movie “Cesar Chavez” was released March 28 and is rated PG-13. Here’s [...]

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Bullying in schools is real and needs to be addressed. There’s a bill in the Minnesota Legislature that would define bullying and prescribe how school administrators should respond to a bullying complaint. Critics say the state should get out of solving bullying problems, while proponents say the state’s present 37-word bullying law doesn’t go far [...]

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