Opinion

Today we’re teaming up with our friends over at 43kixMinneapolis to give away two pairs of tickets to for a one-time showing of “Munch 150 – Art Exhibition” – a part of the EXHIBITION: Great Art on Screen cinema series- on Thursday, June 27, in Eden Prairie or Brooklyn Center. There are two steps to […]

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I’ve been in a dead run since about mid-April. With end of the school year activities, garden planting, a multitude of projects at work, and then graduation and open house, I missed smelling the lilacs and the flowering crab trees. I even missed smelling my irises, which were just spectacular. However, with all that madness […]

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Will you take five minutes to help protect your children? Please consider several steps suggested below that come from a Lakeville incident. First, read the following with (not to, but with) your youngsters. It’s from a June 12 press release. “Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced that four students at Century Middle School in Lakeville […]

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It is somewhat a new phenomenon that we are learning of many reports of bear sightings, cougar sightings and other wild animal sightings in many areas throughout Minnesota. It’s especially interesting to note the higher number of bears and cougars reportedly seen in both rural and urban areas. During my younger days of growing up […]

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by Howard Lestrud – ECM Online Managing Editor There are many important dates when we proudly fly the American flag. Of course, it can be flown 365 days a year and 24-7 if the proper guidelines are followed. The splendor of the red, white and blue was very evident as we recently observed Memorial Day. […]

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by Don Heinzman – ECM Publishers Dog gone it.  Here is a “Dog’s Tale” about justice for Hazel. This is an amusing story to take our minds off all the seriousness in our world. Hazel is a Whippet/Labrador mixed breed that has just avoided being declared a dangerous dog, thanks to her owners, Mary Jahr […]

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Many thoughts rush through my head as Mother’s Day 2012 approaches. I’m immersed in graduation open house plans for my son. Should we serve Tostitos or Cheetos, sloppy joes or tacos, sheet cake or brownies? Deeper reflections also occupy my mind. This will be the first Mother’s Day since my mother passed away last fall. […]

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