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Woodbury faces 3.84 percent tax levy increase in 2017
Conservative group faults Minnesota tax law
Woodbury police receive report of UFO abductions
Massive cash pouring into Minnesota legislative campaigns
Residence Inn opened Friday in Woodbury
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Volleyball: Raptors win five-set battle vs. Rosemount
Volleyball: Park sweeps rival Woodbury
Boys Soccer: Raptors’ winning streak grows to six games
Girls Soccer: Raptors put weather aside to defeat Roseville
Adapted Soccer: Thunderbolts roll in home opener
Life at the crossroads: ‘Songs for a New World’ examines human response to loss
Residents rally for Big Truck Day
38th annual Afton Art in the Park in pictures
The gift of writing: Local author recognized, donates books
Belwin Conservancy unveils new look for education center
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VIEWPOINT: Outstanding conservation starts wtih two llamas and a prairie
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LETTER: Arts education gives students reason to celebrate
LETTER: Education and awareness essential to helping children stay safe
LETTER: Ward's work on restorative justice warrants her re-election
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May 12, 2013
Viewpoint: Education bill is recipe for the future
The Minnesota House of Representatives passed the Omnibus E-12 Education Finance and Policy Bill late last month. The bill puts forth several goals to close the achievement gap, reach a 100 percent high school graduation rate, 100 percent literacy by third grade, and 100 percent career...
May 12, 2013 - 7:16am
May 5, 2013
VIEWPOINT: Legislative tax, bonding proposals are worrisome
We're nearing the end of the 2013 legislative session in St. Paul, but we still face some tough decisions on spending over the next month. I would like to provide you with a general overview from the Legislature as well as some specific issues I have been working on for you this...
May 5, 2013 - 12:00pm
Soucheray: Forgiveness, we learn, is a choice
In the book, "Forgiveness is a Choice," by Dr. Robert Enright, states that forgiveness is a gift we give to ourselves. He says when we have been...
May 5, 2013 - 7:25am
May 4, 2013
Viewpoint: How much is too much for a DWI?
"What a party," you think as you drive yourself home. Suddenly the night sky is filled with flashing red and blue lights and you worry that you may be in trouble. Did you drink too much to be driving legally? DWI law confuses a lot of people. The name itself is confusing. DWI is...
May 4, 2013 - 7:20am
April 24, 2013
Resident's Viewpoint: Speak up against NRA's faulty logic
State Rep. Andrea Kieffer has said she's getting "tons" of emails on the gun control issue and that "most are very much in support of our Second Amendment rights." I understood that to mean they oppose tightening of gun control laws - from people she already agrees with. But polls...
April 24, 2013 - 11:04am
April 22, 2013
Soucheray: Now's the time to establish a summer routine
The summer is nearly here, with only a mere six weeks until the kids are out of school for their three-month break. I can hear the gulp of parents who must take into account a change of schedules and all that this entails. If you have not begun to think about how you will manage these...
April 22, 2013 - 8:00am
April 20, 2013
Superintendent's viewpoint: Impressive student accomplishments worth notice
As we contemplate spring and dream of warm summer days, we have been working through a number of difficult issues that impact our budget and future programming within the district. While our focus has been on these important decisions, we continue to see wonderful successes in our...
April 20, 2013 - 8:00am
April 14, 2013
Legislator's viewpoint: Session's first half proves enlightening
As the 2013 legislative session returns to action, I wanted to share a few examples of the many things I've learned in my short time in St. Paul and give you an update of what has taken place so far. The first being, Senators apparently lack the ability to make their own copies....
April 14, 2013 - 8:00am
April 8, 2013
SOUCHERAY: Take time in April to understand Autism
April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism, often referred to as ASD, or Autism Spectrum Disorders, has a prevalence of six children per 1,000. The month of April provides a reminder and an opportunity to become more aware of the condition. While there are many theories about the causes...
April 8, 2013 - 8:00am
April 6, 2013
Community Viewpoint: Key in parenting is stability, love
As a pediatrician, I have the privilege of caring for a wonderfully diverse spectrum of children and families -- different ethnicities, religions, and ages; families with single, married, and divorced parents; and families with gay, straight, and transgender parents. These families...
April 6, 2013 - 7:50am
March 31, 2013
Editor's Viewpoint: Communication key in tackling suicide issue
Few subjects are more uncomfortable to bring up in any discussion than suicide. It's hardest when it smacks you in the face. I took that lick last fall. A longtime friend called me up to tell me our softball teammate Chuck had killed himself. There were no details at the time - those...
March 31, 2013 - 7:49am
March 30, 2013
Soucheray: A holy week to reflect on values
This week is considered to be Holy Week for Christians and likely everyone will be affected in some way. Your children may have a day off of school, the roadways and stores may be busier, and of course, Easter purchases are abounding. But is there something deeper and more compelling...
March 30, 2013 - 6:53am
March 29, 2013
Viewpoint: Be judicious when picking your lawyer
I have previously written about the work that attorneys do to help their clients. But how do you go about deciding which attorney to hire? Is the attorney who advertises on TV or has a flashy billboard the best? Or should you just pick one from the phone book and hope it works out? Lawyers...
March 29, 2013 - 7:50am
March 23, 2013
Viewpoint: Transparency and the art of decision-making
The word transparency is one that has become synonymous with decision-making, strategic planning, budget development and management, business meetings and a host of other processes that we engage in every day as school administrators. I believe strongly in transparency as a method...
March 23, 2013 - 7:25am
March 17, 2013
Superintendent's Viewpoint: Energy surrounds new plan at Stillwater schools
On March 2, Stillwater School District leaders spent the day reviewing information and having in-depth discussions about the future of our schools. Topics discussed included: Finalizing the $11 million budget reduction list, which would be implemented should the current levy not be...
March 17, 2013 - 1:41pm