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…
Shootings involving police have been a national topic of discussion the last couple years, with much of the talk often centering around race. But an ancillary issue has also crept to the forefront as a result — our society’s treatment of the mentally ill and how we respond in their times of crisis.
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.
Like clockwork, every time a new generation emerges in society, older generations seem to take great joy in explaining all the faults with the newer generation, and how they spell doom for the future of our nation and planet. Some like to generalize this newest generation as entitled, lazy a…
It was disturbing to read a report last week by Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, which said 309 state public school districts — or 94 percent — responded to a survey that found that 46 have policies in which schools will immediately or eventually refuse to provide hot lunches to low-income students …
Sen. Dan Hall has taken tweeting to a whole new level – posting 16 times Tuesday night during the president’s State of the Union address.
As we have said in this space before, the state of Minnesota’s transit system is in deep trouble, and yet it’s been the elephant in the room that our state lawmakers continue to ignore because solving the problems can only be done with politically unpopular decisions.
Mayor Janet Williams said two years ago that the reason voter turnout is so low in Savage during odd-year elections – when there are typically no state or national races, but some local races like Savage City Council take place — is because residents are generally satisfied with the current …
With summer behind us and fall on the doorstep, we enter election season. Locally, there are races for both the Savage City Council and Shakopee School Board.
The city of Savage tightened up its ordinance regulating therapeutic massage enterprises and massage therapists in 2010, after a flurry of “illegal activity was trying to come in,” said Savage City Clerk Ellen Classen.
Unfortunately, not all news is good news. Bad and downright ugly news has been reported far and wide, including in the Savage Pacer, in the past. But a story in our June 15 issue hit a particular nerve with some people in our coverage area.
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.
The Dan Patch Line has been called a “dead horse,” which is unsettling for some residents of the area who take pride in Savage’s rich history and the award-winning racehorse by the same name.
Construction is under way inside the city-owned post office building on McColl Drive where the USPS leases space back from the city for its storefront operations.
There’s a commotion quietly brewing among some residents of Savage related to the City Council’s decision in early May to choose Yeadon, an Ontario-based manufacturer with corporate offices in Maplewood, Minn., as the maker of the dome portion of the sports dome project.
In June the Savage Pacer will print a four-page graduation section featuring the names of Savage students who are members of the Class of 2012 at either Prior Lake High School or Burnsville High School.
As Sunshine Week comes to a close, I'd like to take this opportunity to remind readers of how important it is to us to maintain a community newspaper that demands open access to government and public information.
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