I have never been so proud of our school district. Our school board’s unanimous decision to bring in Lisa Sayles-Adams as superintendent is a bold step toward making Eastern Carver County Schools a success story.
Dean Phillips will soon be campaigning in earnest to be re-elected to Congress from Minnesota’s Third Congressional District. He’ll again portray himself as a moderate, “Minnesota nice” kind of congressman.
As the COVID-19 crisis grows larger every day, cancer patients — many of whom already have compromised immune systems — are more vulnerable than ever. We at the American Cancer Society want to ensure that cancer patients, their caregivers and loved ones, know we are here for them during this…
The Southwest Corridor Transportation Coalition advocates for needed safety and mobility improvements in the southwestern portion of the metro area, and beyond, to the South Dakota border. We understand that our region’s economy depends on the efficient movement of products and people.
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…
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…
I have both degrees in engineering and economics and pursued careers in both. I thus see many community issues from both perspectives: what things cost to design and build and whether the public expenditure is needed on a cost/benefit basis.
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…
There are many confusing historical references in Mr. Tom Funk’s recent letter ("Question meaning of equity," Jan. 23). But his misrepresentation of a social movement inspired and led by Dr. Martin Luther King seems the most oppressive in 2020.
Recently, a letter from a community member attacked an event where critical questions were asked about American history and injustice, and challenged this as unpatriotic. However, the reality couldn’t be further from the truth.
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