Opinion

by Natalie Ikeman guest columnist   It’s that time of year again. The yellow buses are out practicing their routes, the leaves are hinting at bright oranges and reds to come and children are splashing in their last days at the pool. Yes, back-to- school time is just around the corner. Before they head back [...]

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I have come to learn it is more painful to hide your grief than it is to share and bare it. As a writer, I share through stories. So today, I break a barrier between me and the world. Grieving is a never-ending, constantly changing, relieving and frustrating cycle that may take leaps forward one [...]

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To the editor: This is in response to Dave Elsbury’s letter on Mill and Overlay from the July 31 Sun Post opinion page that has the facts 100 percent backwards. The 60/40 Mill and Overlay assessment plan approved by the City Council would protect residents who have not yet received the original road construction or [...]

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Each fall we ask ourselves, “How did summer go so fast?” And now that school is fast approaching, getting children off to a good start can impact their confidence, performance and attitude, both socially and academically. The transition from summer to school isn’t always easy—for parents and children alike. It can be quite an adjustment [...]

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As the summer starts to wind down, Robbinsdale Area Schools’ staff and students are gearing up to come back to school.  The beginning of a school year is always an exciting time for educators because we will have the amazing opportunity to broaden the horizons for new classes of learners. This academic term brings unlimited [...]

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  Imagine this: Your 15-year-old son becomes seriously ill. Is it cancer or some other life-threatening disease? You whisk him off to the emergency room. Within days, you have updates on Facebook. “Billy is doing much better.” “The medicine is working!” “He’s going to be OK.” Many of us have experienced that scenario in our [...]

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The end of summer was always a bittersweet time of year for me. While many of my friends complained of boredom and grew excited to see friends at the start of the school year, I whined about summer’s end and dreaded having to spend the majority of my time in class completing homework or at [...]

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