Opinion

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: The problem with guest columnist Joe Nathan’s opinion pieces is that he promotes and accepts so many educational changes. But that seems to be his bread and butter, since he is the director of the Center for School Change. We’ve had 50 years of “reforms” experimentations and progressivism, mostly counterproductive, with unintentional [...]

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To the editor: It is a great responsibility and honor to be elected an official of our city. The residents of Brooklyn Park clearly asserted their desire to keep Jeffrey Lunde in office. Their support was overwhelming, manifested at the primary election on Aug. 12. Do you wonder why all of these people trust Mayor [...]

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To the editor: I read Mrs. Selton (nee) Bowman’s commentary on the Metropolitan Council. While there are few things that she and I will or can agree on, her characterization of the Metropolitan Council and concern for how cities could operate without its efforts is interesting. From my perspective, cities would plan more efficiently and [...]

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To the editor: I just read the story of the council deciding to go ahead with the 60/40 plan of property assessment on everyone concerning the Mill and Overlay for the street project started 20 years ago. Does the council and city engineer understand that we in the north part of the city do not [...]

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To the Editor: Wow. More bars and bars in public parks. This is really thinking outside the box. I am hoping that those candidates who came around before the last election to tell me they were rational thinking people will now step forward and prove their rational decision-making skills. I can’t think of anything that [...]

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