To combat COVID-19, John Diers' Aug. 15 opinion piece proposed "draconian measures" which was to immediately begin a four to six-week lockdown to prevent further spread of the virus. His recommendation was made despite the low number of virus-related deaths in our state.
This is my last week and my last issue with this newspaper. I’m heading back south to be closer to family, go to graduate school and just switch gears a bit. But before I go, I want to thank you for reading and urge you to keep supporting your community paper.
I’m not the first to say that what we’ve seen across this town, state and country in the last week is an astonishing act of solidarity — painful, anxious, strange, disruptive solidarity, but solidarity still. And we’ve done it by moving, as one, apart from each other.
The Opinion section in these papers is just two pages out of more than two dozen, but we hear an outsize amount of consternation from what appears here. So here’s a rundown of what this section does.
You may have read the front-page story by reporter Maggie Stanwood in last week’s Prior Lake American that detailed why two Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board members, Melissa Enger and Mary Frantz, were found in violation of board policy by their colleague, Chairman Richard Wolf, for quest…
With our recent announcement of a new paid election letters policy, we’ve received good feedback from readers — so good that we’re going to revise when the policy takes effect for various races.
Unfortunately, not all news is good news. Bad and downright ugly news has been reported far and wide, including in the Prior Lake American, in the past. But a story in our June 15 issue hit a particular nerve with some people in our coverage area.
With a Nintendo Wii, a large flat-screen TV and dance lessons on shiny hardwood floors left over from when the space housed a city-run dance studio, Club Prior has spent the last five years putting the “activity” in “older adult activity center.”
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