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The Viewpoint by Carol Turnbull on April 17 about gun control is very misleading in at least one critical area.
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 and college readiness by graduation. These goals are a product of the "education session" and will contribute to the goal of building the "world's best workforce" by 2027. We all know that education is vital to the future of Minnesota. I have always thought of our state as a leader in education.
The Math and Science Academy is much more than championship robotics teams, excellent math scores and opportunities in science, it has recently been recognized by the US News and World Report as a top high school in Minnesota. The May 1 edition of the Woodbury Bulletin recognized "Woodbury High School at No. 16 and East Ridge at No. 36," but failed to comment on the top reading scores at MSA or their 22nd overall place rating.
For the past 10 years, property taxes on Minnesotans have gone up almost 90 percent and are approaching an unsustainable level. Middle class families and small businesses are being hammered by an ever-growing property tax burden. The Senate has passed legislation to provide hundreds of millions of dollars in needed relief to our local communities. Every single Minnesotan has felt the increase. It is a problem that was neglected for far too long.
Scoreboard - Thursday, May 9 BASEBALL Suburban East Conference Thursday, May 9 Forest Lake 5, Woodbury 4 Woodbury 102 001 0 - 4 10 0 Forest Lake 003 011 0 - 5 7 3 W-Larson. L-Sharp. Highlights: FL, Dylan Dresel game-winning RBI double. MCAA Thursday, May 9 New Life Academy 12, Heritage Christian 2, 5 inn. New Life Academy 206 40 - 12 10 0 Heritage Christian 110 00 - 2 2 3 W-Boatman (1-1). L-Penshorn (1-1).
ST. PAUL - Hundreds of people on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate stood side by side throughout the Minnesota Capitol waiting for the House's decision Thursday. They found themselves next to people with opposite opinions on the controversial issue as they crowded around televisions showing the debate and packed the second floor outside the House chamber. But they found ways to get along. "It's pretty exciting," retired Woodbury pastor Doug Nicholas said.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is a vote and a signature away from becoming the 12th state to allow gay marriage. The House voted 75-59 today to eliminate an existing gay-marriage ban in state law. A Senate vote comes Monday and Gov.
Scoreboard - Wednesday, May 8 BASEBALL Suburban East Conference Wednesday, May 8 White Bear Lake 5, Park 4 Park 201 001 0 - 4 2 1 White Bear Lake 103 100 0 - 5 5 1 W-Mulvaney (1-1). L-Max Stedt. HR-Park, Steadt. Forest Lake 10, East Ridge 2 East Ridge 010 001 0 - 2 4 6 Forest Lake 101 152 0 - 10 11 3 W-Parker. L-Pate. East Ridge 4, Forest Lake 1 Forest Lake 100 000 0 - 1 5 0 East Ridge 103 000 0 - 4 9 3 W-Wermers. L-Wassman. HR-ER, Stoehr.
A Woodbury man reported April 23 that his neighbor from two doors down was shouting at him, calling him an "old pedophile." Police attempted making contact with the name-caller, a Rimbley Road woman who refused to talk to police. Police were called April 23 to a suspicious situation at Target, 7200 Valley Creek Plaza. A caller reported seeing a man staggering around the entrance huffing a substance from a can. Police found the man unresponsive 10 feet from the store's entrance.
It's awful tempting. With thousands of bargain hunters scouring the streets of Woodbury from Thursday to Saturday this week, the thought has likely occurred to many of us: "Say, why not get in on the action?" These thoughts surround the annual Woodbury Lions Garage Sale event, where scores of residents register and pay to be part of the sale, which draws visitors from far beyond city limits.