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Keith Jacobus Viewpoint: Get to know some of our all-star staff
Last month, the community had the opportunity to hear a few of the many student success stories that are being acknowledged across the district. Our staff also has many reasons to be proud this time of the year. The stories of special staff come alive at our annual employee celebration...
May 25, 2013 - 4:10pm
May 19, 2013
Judy Spooner Viewpoint: Not just history, but the stories that go with it
Listening to a talk given by Robert Vogel, who has a treasure trove of knowledge about south Washington County, is like meeting someone who's interesting at a party. Whether he's talking to one person or 20, he communicates an intimate view of history. It's as if he's telling you...
May 19, 2013 - 3:26pm
May 18, 2013
Denny McNamara Viewpoint: 'Tax the rich' means 'tax everyone'
As the 2013 session nears completion, I am becoming more and more disappointed with the number of taxes and fees legislative Democrats are choosing to raise on all hard-working taxpayers. They told us they were going to "tax the rich," so none of us were all that surprised when they...
May 18, 2013 - 3:24pm
May 12, 2013
Judy Spooner Viewpoint: Cookbooks are links to food history
Green bean casserole is not a relic of your great-great-great-grandmother's era. It was first served in the 1950s, as part of a group of recipes that makers of canned soup came up with to expand sales. The Cottage Grove Advisory Commission on Historic Preservation is gathering recipes...
May 12, 2013 - 10:37am
May 11, 2013
Commentary: Good luck trying to follow the Legislature
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's Legislature is tough to comprehend. Just ask some freshmen Democratic senators who recently became confused as green "yes" and red "no" vote lights began flashing on giant tally boards on either side of the Senate chamber when their tax bill vote was being...
May 11, 2013 - 10:47am
May 5, 2013
Judy Spooner Viewpoint: Local trivia test trips up volunteers
"I'll take Cottage Grove trivia for $200, Ryan," would have been a good statement to pose to Cottage Grove City Administrator Ryan Schroeder at last week's annual dinner the city hosts to honor and thank members of city commissions and a gaggle of people, including the Holiday Train...
May 5, 2013 - 9:31am
April 26, 2013
Judy Spooner Viewpoint: Spring cleaning that helps your neighbors
It doesn't really feel like spring but it is, according to the calendar. That means you should be doing some spring cleaning. Get out those big black plastic bags and fill them with clothes you don't wear. You might wonder why I'm concerned about your spring cleaning. I have an ulterior...
April 26, 2013 - 9:32am
April 21, 2013
Keith Jacobus Viewpoint: Many impressive student accomplishments worth notice
As we contemplate spring and dream of warm summer days, we have been working through a number of difficult issues that impact our budget and future programming within the district. While our focus has been on these important decisions, we continue to see wonderful successes in our...
April 21, 2013 - 9:47am
April 14, 2013
Judy Spooner Viewpoint: Talking to kids, controlling apps among ways to copy with cyberbullying
Jen Rockhill of the Youth Service Bureau, Cottage Grove police officer and school liaison Gail Griffith, and Cottage Grove Middle School Vice Principal Jason Schultz led a cyberbullying program last week.
April 14, 2013 - 12:58pm
April 7, 2013
Greg Galler Viewpoint: Who are these judges anyway?
"I've never met a judge before." When I hear that from folks I usually respond that it is probably a good thing; most people who meet a judge have had something go wrong in their life. While there are 4.5 million Minnesotans, only 289 are judges. As our work tends to be somewhat...
April 7, 2013 - 8:48am
April 6, 2013
Judy Spooner Viewpoint: Get a jump on spring with seeds in snowbank
A year ago, a Washington County certified master gardener told me that I could grow bedding plants in a snowbank. This sounded crazy but I followed her directions, supplemented by information on the Internet, and it worked. It turned out that she was of sane mind, and by planting...
April 6, 2013 - 8:47am
March 30, 2013
Viewpoint: Importance of jury's work not overstated
I started the week wondering when I would go free. The jury summons had arrived in my mailbox several months earlier. I postponed the inevitable inconvenience twice, realizing all along I eventually would have to show up. Oh, sure, "it's your civic duty," but who wants a jury duty...
March 30, 2013 - 9:28am
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 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