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ECM Editorial Board   Can you believe it? School lunch is controversial. In this time of political extremes even the hot dog is at risk. The federal government, in an attempt to ensure healthy eating for our children, requires schools to serve meals with new and very specific requirements for reduced salt, required whole grains, […]

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Don Heinzman ECM Editorial Contributor   At a time when people are starving and food shelves are begging for food, public school food waste from some area districts is being fed to pigs. School districts are paying farmers to feed waste food to pigs or to compost it. Districts know that if heavier food is […]

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In March, Gov. Mark Dayton told members of the ECM Editorial Board  that the problem-plagued rollout of MNsure, Minnesota’s new health care exchange, was the biggest disappointment of his first term. On April 30, a month after the first enrollment period had closed, the DFL governor boasted in his State of the State address that […]

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Jeremy Miller As we enter the last few weeks of session, committee hearings are winding down and long floor sessions and conference committees are ramping up. We continue to hear and vote on final passage of stand alone and omnibus bills and are awaiting the unveiling of a 2014 Senate bonding bill, which I anticipate […]

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Emily Bialkowski Managing Editor   The Caledonia School District’s mission is “To provide the best education to empower all learners to thrive in our changing world.” “Adaptability,” touched on in the latter part of the mission statement, is one of the district’s core values. My life over the last 22 months  – and perhaps longer […]

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