Opinion

By Rep. Tim Walz  Following in the footsteps of my father, I volunteered at age 17 to join the U.S. Army National Guard because I believed in something greater than myself — the ideals on which our country was founded: self-governance, freedom and opportunity for all. I retired from the military 24 years later as […]

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Joe Nathan Center for School Change Here’s some good news, looking ahead to the 2015 Minnesota Legislature’s discussions about improving public schools. Two leading Minnesota Senate Democrats described several of their priorities as similar to those described last week by leading House Republicans. While this doesn’t ensure agreement, it’s encouraging that these leaders share some […]

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To the editor: Touching Moments Animal Assisted Activities wishes to inform the Houston County community as to the status of the therapeutic riding center implementation and the plan for offering lessons in 2015. A few set backs prevented our organization from reaching our target date of spring 2014. One complication included the construction of the […]

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Joe Nathan Center for School Change Contacted on Election Day, two key Minnesota House Republicans offered several priorities in education. Democrats are still the majority in the Minnesota Senate, and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton was re-elected, but Republicans replaced DFLers as the majority in the Minnesota House. The legislative process ultimately requires compromises between House, […]

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