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Newport police reports for Oct. 28: Burglary, domestic assault
Dayton offers 25% health insurance premium reduction proposal
Pumpkins by the yard: ‘Pumpkin House’ collects donations for children’s hospitals
Minnesota roundup: Patrol still looking for hit-and-run driver who killed 85 year old woman; Man killed after contacting live wire following crash; plus more state headlines.
Newport City Council votes to leave salary as is
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Girls Soccer: Raptors offense can’t connect in state loss to Andover
Volleyball: Eagles cruise past St. Paul Harding
Volleyball: Park sweeps Highland Park to start section tournament
MN state parks to be free on day after Thanksgiving
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Crowd gathers to support Oktoberfest for Friends in Need Food Shelf
Bailey Nurseries chairman wins conservation award
Banking on Oktoberfest: Oct. 16 fundraiser in Cottage Grove helps Friends in Need Food Shelf's bottom line
Films in Five Festival gets "bigger and better"
Fans flock to Films in Five Festival in Cottage Grove
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Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc vs Kritzky
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WASHINGTON COUNTY TITLE SERVICES
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Forum Communications Co. editorial endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
Letter to the editor: Lewis not part of establishment
Letter to the editor: Schoen gets work done, gets results
Letter to the editor: Vote on the future of Newport
Letter to the editor: Vote Peterson, Schoen and Jurgens
Real Estate Showcase
March 24, 2013
Autumn Lehrke Viewpoint: Could bus rapid transit come to south Washington County?
he Red Rock Corridor is a 30-mile transit way that connects the southeast suburbs to the Twin Cities along U.S. Highway 61. In 2007, the Red Rock Corridor Commission completed an Alternatives Analysis that analyzed the potential transitway alternatives. At the end of that study, commuter...
March 24, 2013 - 3:55pm
March 23, 2013
Keith Jacobus Viewpoint: Transparency and the art of decision-making
The word transparency is one that has become synonymous with decision-making, strategic planning, budget development and management, business meetings and a host of other processes that we engage in every day as school administrators. I believe strongly in transparency as a method...
March 23, 2013 - 3:53pm
March 21, 2013
Bulletin letters to the editor
Jacobus misleading on Crosswinds funding claims I was surprised to read in your story "Crosswinds bill picks up steam in Legislature" that Superintendent Keith Jacobus said "current estimates put 833's financial loss to Crosswinds at $400,000. But that could grow if Crosswinds picks...
March 21, 2013 - 3:50pm
March 17, 2013
Angie Hong Viewpoint: Keep pharmaceuticals out of our water
Pity the poor minnows whose highest goal in life is to avoid being eaten. It's a hard enough task in and of itself, given that just about everything -- birds, fish, turtles and even garter snakes -- will eat minnows if they have the chance. When natural systems are out of balance,...
March 17, 2013 - 9:16am
March 16, 2013
Judy Spooner Viewpoint: Give them what they want to read
The gap is closing now, but several years ago sixth-grade boys were as many as 12 points below the girls on Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment reading tests. The gap continued into seventh grade. By the time both groups got to 10th grade, there was no difference. I wondered why.
March 16, 2013 - 9:13am
March 14, 2013
Letters to the Editor: Gun bills, helping a friend
Helping -- and respecting -- a friend Recently a good friend of mine died of severe multiple sclerosis. We tried to do some things together to get him out a little. His last years were difficult, especially for him. We used to go to Cub and do our weekly grocery shopping for our...
March 14, 2013 - 9:06am
March 10, 2013
Greg Galler Viewpoint: Before spending money, spend time to make sure attorney hire is right fit
I have previously written about the work that attorneys do to help their clients. But how do you go about deciding which attorney to hire? Is the attorney who advertises on TV or has a flashy billboard the best? Or should you just pick one from the phone book and hope it works out? Lawyers...
March 10, 2013 - 2:52pm
March 9, 2013
Judy Spooner Viewpoint: In fifth grade, learning is fast-moving
When parents of today's fifth-graders were in elementary school, none of them had access to a home computer. As students for 50 years before them, except for overhead projectors, learning was pencil-paper-blackboard, not the computer SMART boards of today, but ones made of gray slate. Did...
March 9, 2013 - 2:49pm
March 7, 2013
Letters to the Editor: Preserving Crosswinds, lock closures
Perpich will preserve Crosswinds programs, environment I am writing to voice my support for the Perpich Center for Arts Education acquiring control of Crosswinds Arts and Science School. I knew little about Crosswinds until last March when the Faith-Based Health and Wellness Network...
March 7, 2013 - 2:46pm
March 3, 2013
Michelle Rageth Viewpoint: Minnesota FoodShare Month is big for food shelf
Exciting things are happening at the Friends in Need Food Shelf. March is Minnesota FoodShare Month. The money, toiletries and food that we receive during the month of March are partially matched by Minnesota FoodShare and the Feinstein Foundation. As most of you know, money is always...
March 3, 2013 - 2:16pm
March 2, 2013
Judy Spooner Viewpoint: Whether 'Stitchers' or 'Knitwits,' it's a fun group
From knitting to counted cross-stitch and to Christmas fleece stockings, if they don't know how to do it, they teach each other. Jean Schmitz...
March 2, 2013 - 2:12pm
February 28, 2013
Bulletin letters to the editor: Gun legislation, charter commission
Schoen's response to gun bill critic 'very arrogant' Rep. Dan Schoen, we have done our homework. The way you ended your letter to the editor ("Bills don't strip Minnesotans of gun rights," Feb. 20) is a very arrogant way to talk to a constituent. Did you learn that at the police...
February 28, 2013 - 1:50pm
February 18, 2013
Keith Jacobus Viewpoint: The move from textbooks to technology is not a fad
Thirty years ago when I started teaching the newest technology available to us was the Apple IIe computer. I thought it was a marvel. We could enter our grades in a computer-based grade book, prepare word documents and use the early generations of a question bank for creating tests....
February 18, 2013 - 1:02pm
February 17, 2013
Judy Spooner Viewpoint: No waffling when it comes to recycling
"Did you throw the newspaper away?" asked husband Gary. I told him I put it in the recycle bin but offered to retrieve it. We have gotten a daily morning newspaper since the day we married. Gary, a St. Paul boy, wouldn't be without it. "I've tried to figure out how you know that...
February 17, 2013 - 1:01pm
February 15, 2013
Bulletin letter to the editor: Schoen's gun stance reason enough to oust him in next election
An open letter to Rep. Dan Schoen: Do you support the Second Amendment? Since your name appears as an author on at least four bills and you are actively supporting others that are infringing upon the rights of the Second Amendment, you obviously do not.
February 15, 2013 - 12:54pm