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East Ridge and Woodbury high schoolers earn distinctions
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Softball: Woodbury tumbles to eighth-ranked North
Track and Field: East Ridge's Weiss scores double win in SEC track and field meet
Girls Golf: Woodbury's Aayushi Sarkar named SEC individual champion
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March 6, 2015
LETTER: Let Valley Crossing school keep thriving
As a District 625 (St. Paul) resident, I’m so grateful my daughters have the great opportunity to attend Valley Crossing Community School. It breaks my heart children who may not have a top-rated neighborhood school — even those in District 833 — may be denied this chance once...
March 6, 2015 - 12:57pm
March 5, 2015
LETTER: Metropolitan Council is not accountable to the voters of the state
I see in today’s paper that the governor thinks that he was stabbed in the back in reference to his pay raises. I see that one of the largest raises went to the head of the Metropolitan Council. I think that the citizens of this state were stabbed in the back when the unelected...
March 5, 2015 - 6:38pm
May 4, 2013
Letter to the editor: Firefighters' efforts saved surrounding homes
I want to send a big thank you to all the firefighters that took part in controlling the Kingsfield Lane twin home fire. They worked hard to contain it to one twin home. This could have been much worse. Woodbury, Oakdale, Lake Elmo, Cottage Grove, Lower St. Croix fire departments...
May 4, 2013 - 7:24am
March 3, 2013
District's IB program creates teens who make a difference
I am a 16-year-old International Baccalaureate diploma candidate. When I saw Susan Richardson's Feb. 20 letter to the editor I was shocked. The purpose of the IB program is not to help the Washington County community. The purpose is to help the world community. IB teaches students...
March 3, 2013 - 8:00am
March 2, 2013
Crosswinds-to-Perpich merger only makes sense
I am writing to voice my support for the Perpich Center for Arts Education acquiring control of Crosswinds Arts & Science School. I knew little about Crosswinds until last March when the Faith-Based Health & Wellness Network in Washington County partnered with Crosswinds to hold a...
March 2, 2013 - 8:00am
October 29, 2012
Letter to the editor: Ptacek understands complexities of education
Residents of District 834 face a real choice at the polls on Nov. 6. Three directors are being elected to the School Board. After a great deal of study, I have decided to support the election of Mike Ptacek to a second term. Mike has served as a school administrator in Wisconsin...
October 29, 2012 - 10:00am
October 15, 2012
Letter to the editor: Kieffer didn't stand up for gay marriage
I spoke at length with Andrea Kieffer before she was elected as a representative about my concern on how she would fairly represent me as a gay father. She assured me she would and after her election I sent her a congratulatory email reminding her she ran on economic issues and to...
October 15, 2012 - 8:00am
October 9, 2012
Letter to the editor: Role in health-care funding action explained
A recent letter asked about my role in the recovery of $73 million overpaid to private insurance companies by our state. I am proud of my role in making this happen. The recovery of $73 million wasn't the result of the Legislature taking action on their own. Instead, public pressure...
October 9, 2012 - 8:00am
October 8, 2012
Letter to the editor: Cool it with the feigned outrage
Democrats never cease to amaze us with their double-standard as it applies to Republicans. Recent letters to the editor in this paper exhibiting outrage over Sen. Lillie's move to Woodbury is quite typical of liberals. Mr. Lillie is being accused of being a carpetbagger for this move. Keep...
October 8, 2012 - 12:00pm
October 7, 2012
Letter to the editor: Weik fits the bill
There are many reasons why one decides to support one candidate over another when they are first running for office. For me, the important issues are always: what kind of commitment do they show; how dedicated are they to the position for which they are running; how well do they listen...
October 7, 2012 - 8:00am
September 30, 2012
Letter to the editor: Legislators replaced broken system with stability
Stuart Macdonald's arguments regarding the New Homestead Market Value Exclusion law (HMVE) lacks an understanding of why the old Homestead Market Value Credit (HMVC) had to be replaced (letters to the editor, Sept. 12). Under the expiring law, the state reimbursed Woodbury for the...
September 30, 2012 - 12:00pm
September 8, 2010
LETTER: Business group expressed support for Saltzman's efforts
Mojo Minnesota is a group of business leaders working to ignite entrepreneurship and reignite Minnesota's culture of innovation. This May, we presented our inaugural Public Policy Awards to a bi-partisan group of five government leaders. We were proud to recognize Sen. Kathy Saltzman...
September 8, 2010 - 9:19am
LETTER: 'Tax and spend' efforts aren't helping economy
Several Opinion page contributors in recent weeks have advocated a neo-Keynesian response to our current economic problems. Specifically, they have repeatedly told us that we should maintain high levels of public spending, thereby stimulating employment by creating a demand for...
September 8, 2010 - 9:17am
LETTER: Pulkrabek's fiscal conservativism is an act
Washington County Commissioner Bill Pulkrabek likes to pretend that he is a fiscal conservative, yet as board chair he has recently presided over the largest proposed budget increase in Washington County's history - up $36.3 million or 20 percent more. He is good at spending county...
September 8, 2010 - 9:16am
LETTER: Questions about Bunn's support of business
In her Aug. 25 viewpoint, Rep. Julie Bunn, DFL-56A, Lake Elmo, continues to demonstrate her mastery of rhetoric, which however evades the reality of her experience. It is not adequate to talk about "commissions" and "experts" as though it were commensurate with beneficial governa...
September 8, 2010 - 9:14am