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The Prior Lake Lions started the 2021-22 Lions year by being able to meet in person again — we meet the first Tuesday of the month at Fong’s Restaurant in Prior Lake. We welcome Lion Sheila Stahler as club president for the 2021-22 year, and we look forward to her leadership during this year.

No matter where you live in the seven-county metro area, if you drive a car, you will eventually get stuck in traffic on Interstate 494. It is one of the region’s most vibrant, growing areas with the Mall of America, the airport, hotels, businesses — even IKEA. Trucking and freight associati…

Legislators in the 2021 session had one major task before us: How do we recognize the sacrifices our families and businesses made over the past year in crafting a budget that helps all Minnesotans recover from the pandemic? I am sorry to say that the budget reached by the governor, speaker o…

Human-caused global climate change is one of the most complex issues facing society today. It is a global problem felt on local scales that cuts across many dimensions — science, economics, society, politics, and moral and ethical questions. It is here today, will be around for decades and c…

“Stop hanging out with people that tell you what you want to hear. Hang out with people who tell you the truth” –Eric Thomas. On Nov. 5, 1965, the group known as the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology cautioned President Lyndon B. Johnson that continued accumulation of…

Polio. Influenza. Smallpox. All of these diseases have one trait in common that made immunization harder to achieve: their vaccines took a long time to develop. The initial vaccine for influenza took decades of research to create, while those for polio and smallpox took even longer. Imagine …

Promise yourself “to give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.” This is the ninth stanza of the Optimist Creed. This is perfect advice. We are all in this together. Support each other and set a goal to make each day more positive than the one…

Every year in September, the Prior Lake City Council approves a preliminary budget and tax levy for final adoption in December. Municipal budgets are large, complex, and difficult to understand. The budget for 2021 is no exception. My hope is that anyone reading this will have a better under…

I’ve struggled with what I wanted to say in the commentary this week. As many of you know, I was a police officer for 30 years. The last half of my career I served as a police chief. I have been on the receiving end of complaints from the public over police conduct. I have had the honor of s…

At the end of this month, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools will mark a commencement unlike any other in our history. We will celebrate 640 Prior Lake High School and Bridges Area Learning Center students during a virtual commencement and modified event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week has been celebrated to honor the many men and women who have devoted their careers at all levels of government to the noble purpose of building, maintaining and protecting the billions of dollars work of capital investments that are the foundation …

I am so grateful to all the Minnesotans that are taking this pandemic seriously and doing such a good job of flattening the curve. Though it may not seem like it you are saving lives, it is first and foremost what we need to be doing right now.

Promise yourself “to think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words but great deeds; to live in faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you,” as Christian D. Larson said. These are the last two stanzas of a c…

Last weekend I held a listening session for members of the community and advocates on the issue of affordable insulin. I want to thank everyone that came to share experiences and frustrations about affording insulin and managing life with diabetes. I thought one of the people who attended su…

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