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I read Eric Kraushar’s article on distance learning ("Going the distance," April 9). It is amazing to think about how fast all of our schools, teachers and students have had to adjust, and I wanted to express how impressed I am with my high school boy’s first week of distance learning.

April marks the first month that rent comes due for thousands of Minnesotans since the coronavirus outbreak shuttered much of the country and caused widespread job losses. More than 300,000 Minnesotans have applied for unemployment insurance since Gov. Tim Walz ordered the closure of non-ess…

As an avid user of the great trail system that we are lucky to have here in the Chaska, Chanhassen and Victoria area, I need to point out that some people are littering after picking up the discharge from their four-legged friends.

With the lion’s share of coverage of the coronavirus being focused on physical infrastructure (where to get tested, how to quarantine, what is/isn’t open, etc.), my community and parental (two kids under 5) instincts pivot to concern of our social infrastructure — things like mental health a…

Last week almost every parent in Minnesota, and across the United States, was thrust into a new and unfamiliar role … that of a homeschool teacher. And while this is overwhelming and seemingly impossible at times, we’re all going to get through this with a little patience, grit, and grace. B…

Retired women, I have a challenge for you. Knowing that you have been paid 80 cents to the dollar compared to what men have been paid over your lifetime, figure out how much less you are receiving in Social Security and other retirement benefits.

I am a passionate supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). I think we should add it to our U.S. Constitution and to our Minnesota State Constitution. I think that women and men should be treated equally under our laws and I think that protection should be guaranteed by a constitutional…

A few days ago, the School Board convened and voted on a series of cuts to school programming, services, teachers and support for our children. These cuts were not brought about by a school system’s failures to manage their budget, but by an election fraught with distortions, distractions an…

Our schools are getting more crowded. This issue is only going to increase with the continued population growth in our region, including the recently approved Timber Creek subdivision of 344 homes in Carver, on top of several hundred homes approved last year for both Chaska and Carver.

Unfortunately, the proposed closure of East Union Elementary (EUE) for the 2021-22 school year will have a negative effect on all students and families in the Eastern Carver County School District (ISD 112). Therefore, I oppose the proposed closure of the school for the 2021-22 school year.

Last November, voters did not pass Question 1 of District 112's referendum asking for an annual $5.6 million, and included operational costs for the proposed new school in Question 2, which also did not pass. As a result, District 112 is proposing a budget that will reduce spending up to $29…

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