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Tim Penny SMIF President/CEO Too often communities focus on what they don’t have. And it is true that many community leaders struggle due to insufficient funding, limited resources and inadequate infrastructure. But it is also true that if communities were to dwell only on these deficits, it’s likely nothing would ever get done. This is [...]

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Keith Anderson Director of News You may not know or care much about public notices, but you should. They are the legally required notices in newspapers and websites that identify government budget proposals, financial statements, minutes of meetings of the governing body, new ordinances and public hearing notices, some of which may result in a [...]

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To the Editor: What is the status of the SOS project? There has been very little in the Argus for the past few months. This is a very important community project and the public needs to be informed of the progress to keep it moving forward. Is it possible to dedicate a small area in [...]

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ECM Editorial Board If you had a billion dollars to spend on any public project within Minnesota, what would you choose? Would you spend $5 million to build a new security fence around the Shakopee prison, $500,000 for “pre-design” design, to improve and renovate historic Fort Snelling or $10 million to preserve public housing for [...]

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ECM Editorial Board The report of Minnesota school students from low-income families being denied a hot school lunch raises a major question as to who is responsible for feeding hungry students in school. Clearly, the will of the people is that no student should go through the school day hungry. Most agree it is the [...]

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