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November 21, 2015
Ken Peterson: Apprenticeship is workforce training that meets the needs of today and tomorrow
Minnesota's workforce is experiencing tremendous transition. Thousands of our experienced baby boomers are retiring, while many employers are seeking a workforce capable of meeting increased levels of skill to operate new technologies with precision. An emerging, yet familiar,...
November 21, 2015 - 5:57am
November 14, 2015
Rep. Joe Atkins and Sen. Jim Metzen: Veterans owed more than thanks, Minnesota owes them money too
In October, after it was announced that Minnesota is holding a record $711 million in lost and unclaimed funds, we launched an effort to find and notify residents of our legislative district of their unclaimed money. We thought it would be hard to find people. It wasn't. Most...
November 14, 2015 - 5:43am
October 31, 2015
Lucinda Jesson: Children are waiting for you, for families to adopt them
A young man on the verge of adulthood who is enthusiastic about sports and music but struggles with authority. A teenage single mom who lovingly cares for her newborn child. A kind, patient young boy with disabilities who doesn't know who to trust. A confused teenager who was in...
October 31, 2015 - 5:00am
October 17, 2015
Elisha Smith: October is Farm to School Month
October is National Farm to School month (#F2SMonth). "Farm to School" refers to schools serving local, farm-fresh foods ranging from fruits and veggies to honey and meat. The more local foods we serve our kids, the better. One-third of U.S. children are obese or overweight,...
October 17, 2015 - 5:05am
October 3, 2015
Ray Mosby: Why community newspapers matter
The chosen theme for this year's National Newspaper Week is "Power of the Press," and that power, it seems to me, is a very relative thing. Everybody understands the power of, say, The New York Times or The Washington Post, but probably less recognized and appreciated is the power...
October 3, 2015 - 5:48am
Bruce Peterson: Flex-fuel pumps allow Minnesotans to breathe easier, save money
It's not easy to get people to agree on things these days. Our political climate, combined with the constant din of social media and 24-hour cable news channels, provides ample opportunity for confrontation, and little time to have an actual conversation. However, I think there's...
October 3, 2015 - 5:47am
September 26, 2015
Lucinda Jesson: Recovery is a lifelong journey
Last month I met a former heroin user who was celebrating 10 years of sobriety. He now owns his own landscaping company, and was able to make amends with his family. But it wasn't easy. He told me about the many times he tried to stop using, but fell back into his old ways, until...
September 26, 2015 - 5:01am
September 21, 2015
Mike Rothman: It's your money and we want you to have it
With an estimated one in 20 Minnesotans having unclaimed property worth more than $100, the Minnesota Commerce Department was busy at this year's Great Minnesota Get-Together helping fairgoers find their missing money. We even had special assistance from our new Missing Money...
September 21, 2015 - 10:15am
John Crabtree: Clean water is costly
Water is a necessity for all living things. We have a responsibility to act as good stewards of our water, now and for future generations. Nitrates in drinking water can be hazardous to the health of pregnant women, nursing mothers, infant children, and the elderly.
September 21, 2015 - 10:14am
August 29, 2015
Standing up for rural postal
Post offices are crucial anywhere, but especially crucial in rural areas that depend on the postal service to stay connected through news delivery, services crucial to businesses, and, in some communities, a link to prescription drugs and other services. The mail service is a national...
August 29, 2015 - 9:40am
August 22, 2015
Tina Smith: Rural broadband necessary, not just nice
In 1922, the Minneapolis Tribune ran an article touting the benefits of electricity. "Don't sell your farm, but electrify it, is the message science sends to farmers. The day will come soon when farms are run by electricity, just as the other great industries are." The newspaper...
August 22, 2015 - 5:47am
Lee Hamilton: On voting ... and not
The campaigning for next year's elections is starting to draw more attention, and with it comes a focus on voters and their mood. Which is all well and good, but it leaves out of the equation one large bloc of citizens: people who are eligible to vote, but don't. Over the years,...
August 22, 2015 - 5:46am
August 15, 2015
John Apitz: Railroads are improving on a strong record of safety
For Minnesota's railroads, working to keep our employees and the communities we serve safe is the most important thing we do. A recent commentary in this paper from the state commissioners of transportation, public safety and pollution control highlighted some of the steps railroads...
August 15, 2015 - 5:26am
August 8, 2015
Opinion: Railway safety continues to be a high priority for Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Minnesota's railways play an important role in the state's transportation system — helping move goods to market and connecting farmers with consumers around the state and nation. But in recent years, these same rail lines also have begun carrying crude oil from...
August 8, 2015 - 5:08am
August 1, 2015
Steve Simon: Stay restless in seeking democracy
"[Minnesota] is perhaps the only state in the country that is dramatizing in a massive way its concern for the people in the South." So said civil rights icon and U.S. Rep. John Lewis at a rally in St. Paul on Aug. 2, 1965. Fifty years ago this coming Sunday, the then-25-year-old...
August 1, 2015 - 5:29am