Opinion

To the Editor: Minnesota’s economy is heading in the right direction and our middle and working classes are growing stronger. Minnesota employers created 45,000 jobs last year, the unemployment rate dropped to one of the lowest in the country, and our state has a strong budget surplus of $1.2 billion. However, women in Minnesota still [...]

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By Clarence Hightower - Guest Columnist In January 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson stood before the nation to deliver his first State of the Union. During his address he proclaimed that “This administration declares unconditional war on poverty in America. The richest nation on earth can afford to win it. We cannot afford to lose it. [...]

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By Mike Maher - Guest Columnist As the quiet and stillness of winter fades, each new day of spring adds a lush layer of sight and sound to delight the senses during a hike at Springbrook Nature Center. Conk-la-reee! The Red-winged Blackbirds call out from the cattails, the raucous honks of migrating Canada Geese are heard [...]

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To the Editor: As the chief of police for the city of Columbia Heights, I have a number of reasons to be very encouraged about the state of our community. Crime has continued to decrease to levels not seen in over 20 years, our neighborhoods and community are as connected as they have been in [...]

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To the Editor: One of the many reasons I love Columbia Heights is our community’s commitment to children. I have lived here for more than 48 years and am proud to say there is no better place to raise, educate and support children than in Columbia Heights. My wife Jaci and I raised five children [...]

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