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March 5, 2016
Viewpoint: Washington County prepares to serve its aging population
It is natural for individuals to age — it is not natural for entire populations to age. Understanding the difference and preparing the community for this major demographic change is part of the Washington County strategic plan. Recently, the county has been examining the public...
March 5, 2016 - 8:00am
February 28, 2016
Viewpoint: FoodShare campaign part of the excitement at Friends in Need Food Shelf
Exciting things are happening at the Friends in Need Food Shelf. The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign happens in March. The money, toiletries and food that we receive during the month of March are partially matched by Minnesota FoodShare. As most of you know, money is always best...
February 28, 2016 - 8:00am
February 27, 2016
Viewpoint: We are a district of 'one' student
My last plane trip had me thinking about the engineering and design elements of the passenger seats. I wondered if anyone was comfortable sitting in these seats for any length of time. I focused on the singular perspective of comfort. I have no doubt designers spent countless hours...
February 27, 2016 - 8:00am
February 21, 2016
Viewpoint: Number of rights involved when determining competency
You have probably heard news stories about people who won’t face trial because they are not competent to proceed through the legal process. This is a different legal issue than when a jury finds someone not guilty by reason of mental illness or defect. American law, at all levels,...
February 21, 2016 - 8:00am
February 14, 2016
Viewpoint: Clean water is worth the price
Our modern water infrastructure is a miracle that most of us barely even think about. How many times every day do we turn on a faucet, use the water for a hundred different reasons, spill gallons down the drain and never give it a second thought? We take for granted the drinking water,...
February 14, 2016 - 8:00am
February 7, 2016
Viewpoint: Disability services are everyone's business
Disability is one of the nation’s leading health issues. People with disabilities are the largest minority group in the world, according to a 2011 World Health Organization report. In Minnesota, one in four individuals have a disability; these are staggering statistics. As Minnesota...
February 7, 2016 - 8:00am
February 6, 2016
Cottage Grove sets goals, dreams big
The start of a new year is a good time to look ahead and make plans for the future. In January, the City Council and the city’s leadership team spent two days in a strategic planning retreat creating a roadmap for Cottage Grove’s future. This is something we do every year. However,...
February 6, 2016 - 8:00am
February 3, 2016
Viewpoint: District should tout school’s attributes, not foster an unhealthy dynamic
District 833’s approach to making decisions affecting Valley Crossing Community School has created an unhealthy dynamic among stakeholders in our community, and it ought to be reconsidered. The notion that a new boundary decision demands reconsideration of Valley Crossing’s programming...
February 3, 2016 - 12:29pm
Viewpoint: Boundary decision involved discussion, thought, heartache
Our growth challenges create emotional difficulties for parents when boundaries need to be adjusted to support district space needs. We understand the bonds kids make with their school community.
February 3, 2016 - 12:24pm
January 23, 2016
Busy 2016 for Washington County
With each new year, there is an opportunity to reflect on the previous year and prepare for the upcoming year. Some of the challenges that need to be addressed in Washington County are the projected population growth that is becoming older and more diverse. The county is projected...
January 23, 2016 - 8:00am
January 9, 2016
Viewpoint: Salt overuse threatens land, lakes
When the city of Carthage fell at the end of the Third Punic War, 146 BC, victorious Romans pulled Phoenecian ships out of the harbor and set them on fire before moving through the city, house to house, rounding up and selling 50,000 people into slavery. Then they set the city on...
January 9, 2016 - 8:00am
December 19, 2015
Viewpoint: Tax relief should be top priority with surplus
On Dec. 3, Minnesota’s budget officials passed along some welcome news: Our state is projected to have a $1.8 billion state budget surplus for the 2016-17 budget cycle. According to Minnesota’s economists, the fiscal news is due to higher than expected revenue collections and...
December 19, 2015 - 8:00am
November 21, 2015
Viewpoint: The next steps after referendum
It has been a short time since approval of two questions on the Nov. 3 ballot. As a system and community, the passage of the operating referendum question will increase our general fund revenue by $10.3 million each year for the next 10 years. The increased funding will be allotted...
November 21, 2015 - 8:00am
November 19, 2015
Viewpoint: Home Depot purchase opens doors for Gateway North redevelopment
The Cottage Grove City Council is committed to growing our local economy, including quality development and redevelopment, and supporting our businesses. For nearly a decade work has been done to try and redevelop the Gateway North shopping district, which includes the vacant Home...
November 19, 2015 - 9:00am
November 1, 2015
Vote 'yes' for bright future for students
Nov. 3 marks an important election for our schools. School District 833 needs our help. They are asking for additional funds to help maintain vital educational programming and retain high-quality teachers. As legislators who represent Woodbury and Cottage Grove, and equally important...
November 1, 2015 - 8:00am