Opinion

To the Editor: I have served on the New Hope City Council since 2009. I have had the opportunity to work with Council Members John Elder and Dan Stauner for almost six years now. In that time, we’ve had respectful arguments and constructive discussions. Sometimes I change their minds. Sometimes they change mine. Sometimes we [...]

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It never fails to amaze me how in the face of a very serious and very real calamity, some people have the uncanny ability to exacerbate the situation with needless rumor-spreading and unfounded doomsday prophecy. Sometimes, it’s because of genuine yet misled fear. Sometimes, it’s to capitalize on the vulnerabilities and even gullibility of the [...]

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To the Editor: The current New Hope City Council has been in place since 2008. This team revamped the budget, held the line on spending, worked with residents to preserve our waterways and fought for our shared fire department. Without this council team, all the new residential and commercial developments happening in this city, including [...]

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Over the past six months, the ECM Editorial Board presented a series of editorials focusing on major health issues. We also zeroed in on some solutions and recommendations. Here is a recap of our positions and conclusions: Health insurance and the Affordable Care Act — ACA’s potential long-term benefits were clouded by a short-term focus [...]

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To the editor: Join us in re-electing Patsy Green to the Robbinsdale School Board. Patsy has been key to our school district strength and its accomplishments including greater financial stability, strong student growth and its new Unified District Vision plan. She is also highly involved and experienced with advocacy for public education locally and at [...]

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To the editor: As the mayor of Dayton, I had the opportunity to work with Jennifer DeJournett in her role as Three Rivers Park Commissioner. The Three Rivers Park District and the city of Dayton have a long history. When Jennifer was elected in 2012, she immediately sat down with me and pledged to improve [...]

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To the Editor: Here are some of the many reasons why I will enthusiastically support Mike Freiberg for District 45B Representative in the Minnesota House of Representatives when I vote on Nov. 4. • A lifelong Golden Valley resident, Freiberg has proven his commitment to the community time and again. • He is a former [...]

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