Opinion

Voting for the best candidate makes all the difference in the world between good government and dysfunctional government. So how do you choose for offices like city council where the candidates don’t make the news that much? Here is the system I use: I look at their professional backgrounds to see what skill sets they will [...]

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To the editor: I am supporting Marty Kirsch for Richfield mayor. Marty has previously served three terms as mayor. In my opinion he was the best mayor Richfield has ever had. I am supporting Dean Mumbleau for state representative in District 50A. Dean supports family values and his background makes him well-qualified to serve in [...]

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Hundreds of youths are homeless in Hennepin County’s suburbs on any given night. They are on their own to feed and shelter themselves, many of them homeless through circumstances outside of their control or because being homeless is safer than their home life. Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative has set out to help 39 of those [...]

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To the editor: In today’s mail, I received a letter from Rep. Erhardt explaining that there is some confusion about his stance on aviation noise in Edina. The letter goes on to explain all the things that Rep. Erhardt has done to address the issue for everyone in Edina. I would like to share my [...]

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To the editor: My first teaching assignment in Edina was ninth grade American government.  Fortunately, my apprehensive assumptions that students would find it a tedious course were soon dismissed once we launched into the political parties and elections unit.  Nothing like a presidential election year to make learning come alive. It was naturally relevant as [...]

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