Opinion

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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A Minnesota Department of Education’s School Finance Award will never compete with “March Madness” for public attention. But MDE has recently given 69 percent of Minnesota’s traditional districts and 80 percent of Minnesota charter public schools an award that measures solid accomplishment and merits public praise. In the southern and western metro area, winners included [...]

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by the Rev. Paul Jarvis Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune The Vettern College Choir from Jönköping, Sweden, performed a concert March 29 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rosemount. The choir dramatically enacted with gesture and movement and even folk costumes a connection between Minnesota and Sweden. After the concert’s midpoint, the singers [...]

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