Opinion

by Sal Mondelli Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune The senseless murder of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick reminds us of how dangerous and uncertain a life in a law enforcement uniform can be. It is easy to take police officers for granted, to only see them for the uniforms they wear and [...]

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Young people like Kerrie Maleski, Kayley Schoonmaker, Matt Rubel and Will Tully are part of a major trend in Minnesota. They are among the growing number of students in Minnesota’s two-year community colleges. They’ve also been elected as leaders of the Minnesota State College Student Association. National research says cost and preparation for good jobs [...]

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The millennials, ages 18-34, are forcing changes in the metropolitan area housing patterns, particularly in the first-ring suburbs and urban centers. Steve Elkins is the District 5 Metropolitan Council member, representing Bloomington, Richfield, Edina and Hopkins, who spoke to progressives recently in Bloomington. He is an economist for Optum Technology, a division of United Health [...]

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Alia Jackson and Pierre Fulford are just two of the millions of young people who have gained from charter public schools. On July 29, they joined with former Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Howard Fuller and almost 200 Minnesota parents and educators to discuss what is working well and what needs to be improved with Minnesota’s [...]

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Marty Seifert is the most traveled of the Republican candidates for governor, having visited all 87 Minnesota counties in the run-up to the Aug. 12 primary election. The former southwestern Minnesota farm kid has also covered a lot of ground in his professional and political careers, from teaching high school history and government to serving [...]

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